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Old 10-20-2010, 06:00 AM   #751
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MCN (UK) will test ride the bike next week (27th).
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:02 AM   #752
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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, 07:56 AM   #753
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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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Old 10-20-2010, 09:16 AM   #754
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MCN (UK) will test ride the bike next week (27th).
I'd better go reserve my copy! ;)
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:17 AM   #755
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I have the same question as Stu, where is the gas carried on this bike? The thing I like about my 800GS is the gas is below the seat. Makes the bike feel lighter and smaller than it is. Also helps low speed handling greatly.

Yeah I agree, triple engines are off the hook, but if the bike feels top heavy like a KLR with a full tank, it will lose most of its appeal (to me).
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:33 AM   #756
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Here is a photo of the new Tiger I had not seen yet.

http://www.blogtriumphchepassione.co...tigerXC_03.jpg
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:04 AM   #757
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Yeah I agree, triple engines are off the hook, but if the bike feels top heavy like a KLR with a full tank, it will lose most of its appeal (to me).
This would very much be a deal breaker for me as well.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:09 PM   #758
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well there we have it. we've all see n the bike and those pics will continue to float. at this point triumph marketing scheme would be down right lame if they tried any more sneak shots as the full monty has been shown.
they would do right to just show some quality angle shots and start taking orders.

of course most dealers might not know what it looks like as they seem to be the last ones to ever find a pic of new bike.
there are exceptions but most seems to sit around and wait for "official" word from the factory, while the rest of us have known for some time.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:16 PM   #759
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honestly don't see a whole lotta design differences.
both have tubular frame, 800cc motor, 21/17 tires on spoked wheels, gold usd forks, beak & sub fender, twin lights, small windshield.

small differences in which side chain is on and where the tank is located.

tripple vrs twin is about it and both bikes will be sold in the same building in the us. maybe dealerships will sit them side by side and let the masses make the choice. guess is tiger has huge tank compared to gs that will be the deciding factor. alot guy buy a klr on this fact alone vrs other bikes.

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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?

I'm curious as to the price of it.

Just for comparison:





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Old 10-20-2010, 12:59 PM   #760
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guess is tiger has huge tank compared to gs that will be the deciding factor.
the key is total mileage, and another factor for that (except for tank volume) is fuel consumption...let's see how tiger does...
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:07 PM   #761
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the key is total mileage, and another factor for that (except for tank volume) is fuel consumption...let's see how tiger does...
My thought as well. I've heard that the street version of the F800 gets 60+ mpg... not sure about how the GS version does. I've always been a fan of this bike's weight savings, nimbleness and fuel economy compared with the GS1200.

On the other hand, I've already decided that I need the sound of a triple in my life, so it would take some pretty dismal fuel mileage to make me change my mind away from the Tiger, at this point.
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:08 PM   #762
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honestly don't see a whole lotta design differences.
both have tubular frame, 800cc motor, 21/17 tires on spoked wheels, gold usd forks, beak & sub fender, twin lights, small windshield.

small differences in which side chain is on and where the tank is located.

tripple vrs twin is about it and both bikes will be sold in the same building in the us. maybe dealerships will sit them side by side and let the masses make the choice. guess is tiger has huge tank compared to gs that will be the deciding factor. alot guy buy a klr on this fact alone vrs other bikes.
Agree on the bigger tank....like to have one.
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:24 PM   #763
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On the other hand, I've already decided that I need the sound of a triple in my life, so it would take some pretty dismal fuel mileage to make me change my mind away from the Tiger, at this point.
Keep it under 80mph and you'll be fine
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:27 PM   #764
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they have a LOT of character and soul!
[in my deepest voice possible] oooooooohhhhhhh yeaaaaaaaahhhhhh!

The engine is like a menage a trois.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:37 PM   #765
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So what's going to happen in 12 days:13 hours :29 min from now???

The dealer I spoke to had the bike pictures on his iphone, but no official word.

As for where the fuel tank is, I don't much care as I am looking to replace a KLR. The only thing that I really want is the 450 - 500 km range on a single tank.
Yep, I don't hit the reserve till about 375 km's into a trip. Part of the reason I'm in no hurry to get the f800gs. I'm also hoping the Yamaha brings the 660Z over here, but I'm not holding my breath.

The Triumph could be a game changer for me, or at least change the bike that I covet

Oh it's now 12:13:22....
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