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Old 10-22-2010, 02:27 PM   #916
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I think its a joke that the offroad bike doesn't come with offroad tyres.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:39 PM   #917
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I think its a joke that the offroad bike doesn't come with offroad tyres.
Err... it's a road bike that's capable of offroad.
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:26 PM   #918
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Err... it's a road bike that's capable of offroad.
Err... Then why release A road version? Surley if you buy the OFF road version, then you are intending to take it OFF road.

The very first thing you need for an off-road trip is good tyres.

An R1 with knobblys would be better suited to offroad riding than a tiger with road tyres.
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:46 PM   #919
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I think its a joke that the offroad bike doesn't come with offroad tyres.
Neither does the 950/990.



It's not a fucking dirtbike, Sporty.
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:58 PM   #920
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Neither does the 950/990.



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Good point, but just because things were done a way or the other it doesn't mean that things can't or shouldn't change...

Blame it on the expectation of some people, or on Triumph's advertising, but I think that it's fair to expect knobbies on XC. At least let the buyer choose...



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Old 10-22-2010, 04:13 PM   #921
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Neither does the 950/990.



It's not a fucking dirtbike, Sporty.
There is no need to swear!
The 950/990 never offered an on road version of the same bike did they?
Tyres are the most important part of an offroad bike.
Without decent tyres like TKCs (which they show in all there offroad videos and photo shoots) then its just a road bike with soggy suspension.

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Old 10-22-2010, 04:29 PM   #922
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Considering these 800 Tigers are gonna sell like hotcakes and most at full msrp, I'm pretty sure the dealers will cut a sweet deal to swap for a set of DOT knobbies, for the serious Dakar types posting here.

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Old 10-22-2010, 04:36 PM   #923
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There is no need to swear!
The 950/990 never offered an on road version of the same bike did they?
Tyres are the most important part of an offroad bike.
Without decent tyres like TKCs (which they show in all there offroad videos and photo shoots) then its just a road bike with soggy suspension.
I will respectfully disagree with the statement that says tires are the most important part of an offroad (off-pavement) bike. A few things come first in my opinion, which are intrinsic to the design of the bike or expensive to modify: ergos, suspension travel, spoke wheels, and the list goes on. Tires are the least part to worry about. Something you can easily pick, available off the shelve anywhere. And those tires the XC comes with will work very well on gravel, dirt roads, even on sand. Aggressive knobby tires are quite a bit over-rated in my opinion. But I understand some riders are not quite confident on off-pavement situations and prefer more aggressive tires. Perfectly all right. And easy to change. Certainly not what is the most determining factor on what is an off-pavement bike.

This bike, the XC, looks very interesting. I will certainly take it for a test ride. Looking forward to it.

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Old 10-22-2010, 04:57 PM   #924
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Good point, but just because things were done a way or the other it doesn't mean that things can't or shouldn't change...

Blame it on the expectation of some people, or on Triumph's advertising, but I think that it's fair to expect knobbies on XC. At least let the buyer choose...



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And do you know for a fact that you aren't able to choose? With all the tire discussions on this forum, if Triumph put TKCs on the bike, people would pipe up and say they want something else instead. I'd rather wait until the bike is actually released before commenting on what is offered or not.
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:27 PM   #925
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An R1 with knobblys would be better suited to offroad riding than a tiger with road tyres.
Not true.
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:52 PM   #926
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An R1 with knobblys would be better suited to offroad riding than a tiger with road tyres.
Really??? Please let us know when you are going to fit an R1 with knobbies and demonstrate this. I will make sure I'm there with a couple of cameras. This will make create viewing.

Personally, I think its a disgrace it doesn't come with a coffee card, valid world wide at all major espresso outlets (except Gloria Jeans. Their coffee is crap).

Then again that may be an option that will be revealed when the bike is officially released.
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:03 PM   #927
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I'm thinking 100hp, might want to run on the road a while before hitting the dirt. Heck, my 1050 had like 110hp, and was over 100 lbs heavier, hmmm.

This little 800 might be some big fun!
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:11 PM   #928
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Bit dissapointing the XC is only 40lbs lighter than my KTM990S Adventure (which came OEM with "street" Scorpions).
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:28 PM   #929
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Tyres are the most important part of an offroad bike.
THen buy them and put them on.

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Old 10-22-2010, 06:29 PM   #930
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THen buy them and put them on.


I expect the tires to last the life of the bike.
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