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Old 10-07-2010, 02:31 PM   #481
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Gandalf would ride a Tiger 800.
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:18 PM   #482
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Gandalf would ride a Tiger 800.
Who wouldn't?

On kind of a related subject, what's going to happen to all the other bikes that no one will want once the new Triumph Tiger 800 DS hits the market? Scrap? Halls of shame?
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:49 PM   #483
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Who wouldn't?
People that hate puppies, that's who.

And I.R.S. auditors.

And most especially, those people.

Yeah, you know who they are.
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:21 PM   #484
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Is it 'confirmed' to be an 800? I think someone said Gandalf had informed them of that -but I didn't see that on teh triumph site.

(I don't mean to knock The Grey Wizard -he probably does know- he is a brit is he not AND we all know the triumph factory is in middle earth since thier bikes are obviously assembled by wizards with magic...)
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:31 PM   #485
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Who wouldn't?

On kind of a related subject, what's going to happen to all the other bikes that no one will want once the new Triumph Tiger 800 DS hits the market? Scrap? Halls of shame?
By studying current market analysis charts along with historical data from a variety of motorcycle manufacturers, my prediction is this:

1)Triumph will underestimate the demand for this most amazing bike, and will not create enough of a supply to fill it.
2)Initial orders will quickly sell out, and as more and more people have their bikes backordered, other manufacturers will slash their prices, hoping to get customers to cancel orders and buy theirs instead.
3)People are left with two choices: either wait for the greatest bike ever created to be built and delivered, or buy a new fully optioned F800GS for $3000.
4)Those who wait for the Tiger, will eventually be blessed with what is essentially a gift from the gods, while those that choose the quick and easy bike will be plagued by mechanical problems and extreme depression. Some may commit suicide once they see others on the bike they could've had.
5)News outlets will spread horror stories of motorcycles killing people. As more people become frightened of these stories, they quit buying and riding, and convince their fellow riders to do the same.
6)Whole motorcycle divisions of various manufacturers will be forced to shutdown, causing massive layoffs and global economic turmoil.
7)As unemployment and homelessness rise, so does violence. Police forces will be unable to stop it, and martial law will be declared in countries across the world.
8)The Book of Revelations begins.
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:06 PM   #486
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Disaster...

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8)The Book of Revelations begins.
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria!
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:35 AM   #487
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By studying current market analysis charts along with historical data from a variety of motorcycle manufacturers, my prediction is this:
You forgot 9.

9) In a feeble and ultimately futile effort to mitigate the sales slide caused by the iTiger a certain European manufacturer of twin cylinder dual sport bikes will start offering their bikes with an iPad duct taped to the tank in an effort to convince people that they are now iCompatible.

The effort will come undone when owners attempt to download the iAdventure plug in and their computer starts laughing at them.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:04 AM   #488
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And I.R.S. auditors.
That alone is enough to make me buy one

(obviously Gandalf riding one as well helps)
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:21 AM   #489
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If only I had a gandalf costume.... I mean seriously. That would be so cool.
Between page 9 and 10 in the hardcore catalogue
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:07 AM   #490
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Between page 9 and 10 in the hardcore catalogue
How would you haul that long-assed staff?
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:27 AM   #491
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How would you haul that long-assed staff?
the hardcore accessories are surprisingly large. In fact the internal volume is magically larger than the exterior dimensions.

quantum reality/magic... you know
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:59 AM   #492
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(I don't mean to knock The Grey Wizard -he probably does know- he is a brit is he not AND we all know the triumph factory is in middle earth since thier bikes are obviously assembled by wizards with magic...)
A small misconception, but not too far off the mark. The wizards merely assembly the final product.

The Tiger's engines are forged on the anvils of the Iron Mountain Dwarves, far beneath the earth in caverns deep, lit by the light of the fires of the Earth itself. The steady ringing of mighty hammers rythmically echo as the sparks fly as glowing metal is pounded into shape, steam surges forth as the hot metal is cooled in water. A keen eye appraises each shape, each curve of the metal, and brings it to life with powerful blows of the hammer as it is created on the anvils of the Dwarves, each piece endowed with the artistry and magic of these denizens of the Earths depths.


Or it could be a factory in England somewhere, but who would believe that?
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:44 AM   #493
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Dunno if it's been posted before

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Old 10-08-2010, 10:24 AM   #494
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the hardcore accessories are surprisingly large. In fact the internal volume is magically larger than the exterior dimensions.

quantum reality/magic... you know
Rumor has it that years ago a Triumph engineer found a medium sized handbag in a field during a test ride of a motorcycle. The bag was completely empty and the only identification on it were the initials "M. P." embroidered in the space between one of the handles. Intending to bring it home as a gift for his wife, he strapped it to the bike. Unfortunately, British roads being what they are, the bag fell from the bike, and a hatrack, floor lamp, small tree, and several spoonfuls of sugar spilt from the bag. The confused engineer took the bag straight to the Triumph R&D facilities. The bag has never been seen since.

Looks like they've done some reverse engineering and put the magical capabilities of that bag into the Tiger's hard cases.
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:05 PM   #495
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So are there any pictures of this pig?
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