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Old 10-19-2010, 01:02 PM   #751
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Did I miss this pic in this thread somewhere? I'll be honest and say I've only looked through the last few pages, but anyway . . .
Yeah, posted a week or two ago.

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What tires are those? Might work well on my scrambler
They're Metzeler Karoo 2's, and they do come in a 19" front. Not sure about a 130 rear though -- you may need to squeeze on a 150.

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Old 10-19-2010, 03:21 PM   #752
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New spy pic:



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Looks like the euro test-mule and/or a leaked shot for the accesspries; those bags and panniers were on show at Triumph Live.
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:35 PM   #753
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Looks like the euro test-mule and/or a leaked shot for the accesspries; those bags and panniers were on show at Triumph Live.
Digging the sump guard. That frame might be a bit prettier in black.

CANNOT WAIT TO SEE ONE IN THE FLESH!
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:46 PM   #754
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Digging the sump guard. That frame might be a bit prettier in black.

CANNOT WAIT TO SEE ONE IN THE FLESH!
Hoping to ride a demo soon, as long as I can lay down the £800 excess fee.

Local dealer expects to sell all the initial allocation before they hit the floor, so £500 deposit gets you a March bike.
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:57 PM   #755
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When I first saw that 2 bike picture I kind of lost the momentum... This is the "off-road" bike after all...

The rear footpegs and front mudguard are minor details that can be fixed. But still, I have higher expectations from a bike built with a so called "off-road" purpose...

The way I imagined it, was they had a real world test, which includes dropping the bike once or twice- meaning trying to ensure the brake/gear thingies are not too exposed, which also means that the bike shouldn't rest on those rear pegs, which also means that one should not have to worry about the front mudguard becoming full of mud... And yeah, wonder how big is the tank, the engine looks massive... Minor details, but details which make me think that the off-roading process went like let's slap some knobbies on it...

Don't want to rain on anyone's parade, it's calling it as I see it... Still looking forward to some more or less independent tests- I tried a 675 and loved it...



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This is more the age old debate about the adventure bike v. enduro than a true critism of the new Triumph imo. Valid points all but to be fair the bike is designed for adventure riding which covers a myriad of sins including off-road. If, and I'm confident they have, Triumph have done the bike right and looked at the class leaders namely the F800GS they will have developed a bike similar in performance on and off-road. I've ridden with F800GS riders off-road and been impressed by its abilities. Sure it's no full on dirt bike but it does account for itself very well. I'm confident the Triumph will do the same.
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:05 PM   #756
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Digging the sump guard. That frame might be a bit prettier in black.

CANNOT WAIT TO SEE ONE IN THE FLESH!
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:08 PM   #757
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Well hullo, tiger-mistress...

(meant to be read with no leg-humping)
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:12 PM   #758
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Well hullo, tiger-mistress...

(meant to be read with no leg-humping)
Howdy!
I was thinking of going on a hunger strike until Triumph sent me the new bike to ride, but then I realized it's almost dinner time and I forgot to eat lunch...
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:46 PM   #759
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When I first saw that 2 bike picture I kind of lost the momentum... This is the "off-road" bike after all...

The rear footpegs and front mudguard are minor details that can be fixed. But still, I have higher expectations from a bike built with a so called "off-road" purpose...

The way I imagined it, was they had a real world test, which includes dropping the bike once or twice- meaning trying to ensure the brake/gear thingies are not too exposed, which also means that the bike shouldn't rest on those rear pegs, which also means that one should not have to worry about the front mudguard becoming full of mud... And yeah, wonder how big is the tank, the engine looks massive... Minor details, but details which make me think that the off-roading process went like let's slap some knobbies on it...

Don't want to rain on anyone's parade, it's calling it as I see it... Still looking forward to some more or less independent tests- I tried a 675 and loved it...



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You're not raining on a parade, you're just expecting something different.

You have to keep in mind that a lot of people have been wanting a bike like this from Triumph since the 675 motor was brought to life. A lot of people that venture off road have said the 675 mill would work well in this application as it would in other spaces as we have seen with the Street Triple.

So far its shaping up to be what a lot of us have been looking for. BMW and KTM sell a lot of bikes in this space, but I have balked at shelling out my hard earned on either of those. This bike may well fit the bill.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:49 PM   #760
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Shame the subframe is not bolted on.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:27 PM   #761
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I don't care if it looks a BMW as long as it is not a BMW.

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Ah, that would be "brand averse"
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:10 AM   #762
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The poster that Triumph designers have on their office...

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Old 10-20-2010, 05:00 AM   #763
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:02 AM   #764
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Triple vs. twin.

The distinguishing quality, the hallmark of the Hinckley Triumph brand is the three cylinder motor.

Apart from that it has two wheels, forks, handlebars, and a seat, just like all of them... Where's the gas tank on these bikes?

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This is spot-on. The biggest advantage over the 800GS will be the motor qualities.

If you've never ridden a Hinckley triple, you may not be aware, but they have a LOT of character and soul!
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:56 AM   #765
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This is spot-on. The biggest advantage over the 800GS will be the motor qualities.

If you've never ridden a Hinckley triple, you may not be aware, but they have a LOT of character and soul!
I also bet it will have adjustable shock and forks, something the GS knows nothing about!
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