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Old 05-22-2011, 04:17 AM   #5821
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How many orange one's made it to the USA? Here's another pic of mine. Sorry, I can't help myself. So far I'm loving it.

Nice pic, Tom.
Thanks for taking me to the Triumph dealer in Jainsville, WI for a test ride on that white T800XC. It is quite a machine. Really enjoyed the test ride.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:20 AM   #5822
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Nice pic, Tom.
Thanks for taking me to the Triumph dealer in Jainsville, WI for a test ride on that white T800XC. It is quite a machine. Really enjoyed the test ride.

Maybe not too many orange ones made it. I am still waiting 2 months after the first promised delivery date.
Not I am seeing 2012 models being bought and delivered.
About to the point of hitching up my trailer and going out of state to put my hands on one.
After all... a new 2011 delivered tomorrow would already be 1 year old.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:50 AM   #5823
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rode one today, and wanted to love it. motor is an absolute peach. ergonics are really weird for me. long reach to the bars and when stnding it feels like your hunched over the front....... Im sure bar risers would help , but the bars need to be back more than anything.

my ktm felt like a big 525 from the word go.......it was great.
this bike kinda felt like a awkward street bike with dual sport intentions.

did I mention the motor was fantasic.....leave a stoplight and throw it in 4th,,,, hell 6th if you want and it will pull smoothly throught the powerband.
and it has plenty of power, torques through the mid and has zap on top.

still not sure how well itd do on the dirt.....that combined with the ergononics killed most of the want I had for the bike.
When I "spec tested" this bike, those were exactly my thoughts: A street motor on dual sport disguise. A few of the bike reviews saw it that way as well. When I tested it, I got the confirmation. The disappointing factor was that the ergonomics are too street biased as well. Actually, the XC's handlebars feel even farther ahead and lower than the regular 800.

For someone coming from the street side of the equation, this bike is "dirty" enough. For me, coming from the enduro side of the equation, this bike is pure road machine, in roadie or XC guise. And that is the reason I'm getting one: strictly for the road. But I will still find a way to bring those handle bars up and a bit closer to me, just to get a more upright riding position, as I'm used to.

The F800GS, on the other hand, has the greatest riding position, it fits me like a glove. The narrow seat, the torque and acceleration curves make that parallel twin bike feel like a thumper, a well refined thumper. I still want one of those for the dirt. And although the 800GS is buzzy, it shows character. I like it. But prefer the Tiger for the road.

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Old 05-22-2011, 11:44 AM   #5824
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Maybe not too many orange ones made it. I am still waiting 2 months after the first promised delivery date.
Not I am seeing 2012 models being bought and delivered.
About to the point of hitching up my trailer and going out of state to put my hands on one.
After all... a new 2011 delivered tomorrow would already be 1 year old.

It's a pretty good drive but Struther's Bros in Des Moines still has a 2011 XC non-abs in Orange on the floor. My buddy was in there yesterday and said it was still there. They've got a black roadie too if I heard him right. Tell them Kelly sent you.
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:50 AM   #5825
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Nice pic, but the red TA is gonna get all the attention.
That is so very true ...... and that's because the TA's aren't a dime a dozen .....

Same with the AT's ..........



Though technology wise, the 800xc is leaps and bounds ahead of the TA and AT.

With that said, and from all of the reviews I've read, I have decided to wait for the 2nd generation of 800xc's to come out, so the majority of "bugs" get taken care of ......

It's seems as if the 1st gen 800xc's are pretty solid, but between the few posts of overheating and oil leaks, I think it's smart (at least for me) to wait till next year. I have enough various bikes in the stable, that I'm not going to be lacking with not having an 800xc right now.

I still want one, for the various reasons I've posted up before in this thread, and I don't mind waiting ......

That's my .02 cents .....

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Old 05-22-2011, 11:56 AM   #5826
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That is so very true ...... and that's because the TA's aren't a dime a dozen .....

Same with the AT's ..........



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Your AT looks great!
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:53 PM   #5827
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I feel like the adventure market is close to catching on fire her in the states. It certainly is now becoming a major segment and shows signs of strengthening. So amazing that in this country of wide open spaces that it has taken this long. I am not an off road guy, I like adventure motorcycles for touring, I like the ergos and long range of bikes like the GS Adventure, KLR, and Wee. My T800 has everything I want plus a punchy engine. Well almost everything, but I understand a tank is coming and I will be standing in line for mine.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:00 PM   #5828
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I like the ergos and long range of bikes like the GS Adventure, KLR, and Wee. My T800 has everything I want plus a punchy engine. Well almost everything, but I understand a tank is coming and I will be standing in line for mine.
From whom?
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:42 PM   #5829
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:24 PM   #5830
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There's a graphite framed black XC for sale, on the floor, at Team Triumph in Janesville, WI. It's the first black framed 800 I've heard of in this part of the world. Who wants it?

Sorry, I forgot to ask if it has ABS.

whats the difference in the 2012, any updates other than the frame color??

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Old 05-22-2011, 07:51 PM   #5831
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:28 PM   #5832
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:35 PM   #5833
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:43 PM   #5834
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It's a pretty good drive but Struther's Bros in Des Moines still has a 2011 XC non-abs in Orange on the floor. My buddy was in there yesterday and said it was still there. They've got a black roadie too if I heard him right. Tell them Kelly sent you.
Thanks for the info.

Thats a pretty far drive........even for us Tx guys.

Having a little talk with the dealer about waiting on a year old bike .
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I hate that.
You'd think after I told it hell at least 100 times it'd learn that I never type he'll!

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