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Old Yesterday, 05:43 PM   #1
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Tiger 800 XRX.....what's the competition.

Looking to go in another direction and like what little I know about the Triumph Tiger 800 XRX, there are a few refinements for the 2015s.

I had a Tiger 1050 for about a year and loved the engine but just never clicked with the overall package. I currently have a '12 Road Glide Custom and a '14 KTM 690. Thinking of moving the HD out of the garage and replacing it with something lighter that has a upright riding position like the 690.

So what else is out there with a similar riding position. Not interested in something as big as a BMW GS or S10 and don't need the off-road capabilities of those bikes or the Adventure model KTMs.

Looking for a road bike that I can ride around town or load up and solo tour across country with limited dirt/gravel roads but nothing more. I'm 5'7" and weigh 150.

What bikes should I look at?
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Old Yesterday, 06:03 PM   #2
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get a set of supermoto wheels for the 690 and go ride.
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Old Yesterday, 06:52 PM   #3
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Have you checked out the FJ-09? It seems to hit all your marks.
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Old Today, 05:39 AM   #4
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Have you checked out the FJ-09? It seems to hit all your marks.
Thanks...wasn't aware of this bike, looks promising.
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Old Today, 07:26 AM   #5
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XRX is a great bike (I have the XCX) but make sure you check the seat height works for you.

At 6ft it fits me fine, but I know a couple of folks who have issues.
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Old Today, 07:37 AM   #6
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Hyperstrada is a good touring machine. Comfortable, fast and agile. More hard edged but underrated for long distance.

Fj-09 looks good too, but I've never ridden one. The yamaha would be more stealth.
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