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Old 11-22-2010, 06:08 AM   #2356
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I'm really surprised the fuel efficiency seems to be so low. The Tiger 1050 routinely gets over 50mpg.

But I also think we need to take it with a grain of salt. Apparently the pace of the test rides was very quick and included lots of aggressive riding in the twisties (the admin of the tiger800.co.uk forum was there and has reported back to the forum), so I'm still hoping that in more normal riding the fuel efficiency will be better.

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Old 11-22-2010, 07:18 AM   #2357
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The Tiger 1050 routinely gets over 50mpg.
Mine did too, until I changed the gauges from Imperial to US gallons.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:38 AM   #2358
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But I also think we need to take it with a grain of salt.
Any more salt and there'll be a gov't health warning on this bike!

No mention of adjustable front suspenders yet?
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:45 AM   #2359
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I'm really surprised the fuel efficiency seems to be so low. The Tiger 1050 routinely gets over 50mpg.

But I also think we need to take it with a grain of salt. Apparently the pace of the test rides was very quick and included lots of aggressive riding in the twisties (the admin of the tiger800.co.uk forum was there and has reported back to the forum), so I'm still hoping that in more normal riding the fuel efficiency will be better.

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I agree it should be taken with a grain of salt. But since it's the manufacturer claiming roughly 40mpg in mixed riding I expect it to actually be worse.

A worst case 40mpg, 200mile range would be acceptable to me though.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:06 AM   #2360
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No mention of adjustable front suspenders yet?
Definitely not adjustable. Confirmed by the tiger800.co.uk forum admin. He even called Triumph again after the test to confirm that they weren't delivering it with adjustable forks to some countries but not others, and the person he spoke with confirmed that the localized websites showing adjustable forks are incorrect.

That said, the reports across the board are that the forks are very well sorted despite being nonadjustable.

I figure I'll need to install stiffer springs to suit my 260lb weight, but I would have probably had to do that even if the forks were adjustable.

Forum admin's review is here:
http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/...road_test.html

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Old 11-22-2010, 08:07 AM   #2361
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I agree it should be taken with a grain of salt. But since it's the manufacturer claiming roughly 40mpg in mixed riding I expect it to actually be worse.
Actually, Triumph was claiming a 250-mile range, which would be 50mpg. It's the journalists at the press intro who are reporting 40mpg in the spirited mixed city/country riding they were doing.

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Old 11-22-2010, 08:17 AM   #2362
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Forum admin's review is here:
http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/...road_test.html

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I stopped reading the review after
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My biking experience lies firmly on tarmac, mainly with sports or touring type machinery. It had been quite a few years since Id been off-road and then with light weight trials bikes, so by my own admission I probably wasnt going to be best placed to fully judge the XCs off-road capabilities
Not a good start eh!
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:20 AM   #2363
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Actually, Triumph was claiming a 250-mile range, which would be 50mpg. It's the journalists at the press intro who are reporting 40mpg in the spirited mixed city/country riding they were doing.

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The 40mpg also came from the motorcycle daily review above that quotes Triumph as stating it as such.

If it bottoms out at 40 that's very good news to me!
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:05 AM   #2364
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I stopped reading the review after Not a good start eh!
Keep reading. He doesn't take it off road but he includes comment from people who did.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:04 AM   #2365
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Keep reading. He doesn't take it off road but he includes comment from people who did.
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I'll have to wait for an independent comparison....as will all.

No adjustment on the front spenny makes it an even more expensive bike....Once the new front end is factored in.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:47 AM   #2366
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I'd want to way exceed 150 miles before looking for fuel
THAT BLOWS if that turns out to be the case!! I had hoped that the 800XC could turn in 50-60MPG minimum, that would be more on par with the F800GS! Why can't anybody build a bloody bike with a 300-400 mile range that isn't a 1200cc, 6 ton mass of nonsense?! Hopefully the real figures turn out to be better.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:07 AM   #2367
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:29 AM   #2368
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I'd want to way exceed 150 miles before looking for fuel....US gallonettes I think for the MPG
This statement sounds odd coming from a person who lives in a country that has a land mass (50,356 sqare miles) not quite equal to the state of Louisiana (51,843 square miles).
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:04 PM   #2369
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This statement sounds odd coming from a person who lives in a country that has a land mass (50,356 sqare miles) not quite equal to the state of Louisiana (51,843 square miles).
yeah we like having a small country....I hear they match the size of our mouths
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:48 PM   #2370
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I second Gravehunter's comment. This is good news:"...a fully fueled XC weighs 473 lbs.-11 more than the standard Tiger and an alleged 18 lbs. more than BMW's listed wet weight for the 2011 F800GS, though it feels lighter from the saddle.".
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