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Old 02-27-2012, 06:15 PM   #1486
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Who's bitching about the Tiger?

It will be great for the intended market and probably a good thing, same as the Honda.
What gets very predictable is poms gushing about a pomie bike, and the current crop of Europeans bikes are very popular amongst, you guessed it, the European press.
Well what do you know?

As far as Where the finer Details of where the Tiger is good and not so good, we will have to wait.

The most bitching is about the press who do a pretty lame job of taking these bikes where Hard core track bikes would probably be fine.
You're right of course. I guess it could be worse though, it could be convicts gushing about a convict bike...oh wait
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:27 PM   #1487
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I sat on one last Sat in Charlotte. Very nice seat, but lifting it off side stand is something else!! And I thought my 800XC was top heavy! My Springer Classic doesn't take as much muscle to get off side stand!
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:39 PM   #1488
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You're right of course. I guess it could be worse though, it could be convicts gushing about a convict bike...oh wait
Tell me Murcury as I have obviously missed something here..

What is the point of a GS over and RT in the sunny British Isles, if all that happens is a ride down back lanes between pubs and high speed races down freeways.

Why not just produce Tourers? What is the actual practical point of these bikes over there?
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:22 PM   #1489
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The heavy weight "ADV" bikes are not "ADV" bikes anymore? All the Explorer reviews call it an "Adveture Tourer"
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:28 PM   #1490
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I'll stick to my Capo for road touring ........

And my 640a, for more gnarly stuff ......

And the 800 XC for dual sporting, when I can afford to procure one.

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Old 02-27-2012, 07:36 PM   #1491
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The XC is a little heavy for dual sporting, however there are some Aussies that are pushing the bike in DS conditions.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:39 PM   #1492
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So...

The heavy weight "ADV" bikes are not "ADV" bikes anymore? All the Explorer reviews call it an "Adveture Tourer"
That's far enough, A 600lb bike is not going to be doing much heavy sand or mud, much better to be on a 400 single.

But for those that MAY have to do a bit of crappy off road in between destinations, with unpredictable road surfaces yeah fine. They are the ones that go and load up with beer and wood and bring it back to the camp site, while the 400's are playing on the trails.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:28 PM   #1493
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So...

The heavy weight "ADV" bikes are not "ADV" bikes anymore? All the Explorer reviews call it an "Adveture Tourer"

Isn't that what they ALL used to be called? ( Before ADVrider existed)
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:41 PM   #1494
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Alain de Cadenet's new show on Velocity Network just showed the Explorer at the end of the assembly line. He didn't get on it though.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:15 AM   #1495
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OK, I need a taller bike... ;)
wat is het lekker rustig bij je! Ik stond vrijdag in de drukte.

I think the Tiger 1050 sits higher.

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Old 02-28-2012, 07:15 AM   #1496
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Tell me Murcury as I have obviously missed something here..

What is the point of a GS over and RT in the sunny British Isles, if all that happens is a ride down back lanes between pubs and high speed races down freeways.

Why not just produce Tourers? What is the actual practical point of these bikes over there?
Who says that's all it's used for ? Nobody, let along Aussies, have a monopoly on 'adventure' roads. What is an adventure to some may seem tame to others. If someone wants to use this to ride to Starbucks, so what ? I didn't buy my 800XC to do that but I could give a crap if others did.

As for practical, what is the definition of practical ? By definition, I'd argue any bike is not really very practical and yet we ride them.

Never understood why you come into these kinds of threads - I've seen you in a few. You have an S10 (I believe). You love it, great, pleased for you, it's a terrific bike. Since I don't have an S10 or any interest in one, I stay out of S10 threads but you seem to love to join in on Tigger threads. Still not sure why
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:54 AM   #1497
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I got a chance to ride the Explorer last week in Spain. Just a single day ride, but it's a taste - a very sweet taste...

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/893/12...irst-Ride.aspx
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:11 AM   #1498
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Never understood why you come into these kinds of threads - I've seen you in a few. You have an S10 (I believe). You love it, great, pleased for you, it's a terrific bike. Since I don't have an S10 or any interest in one, I stay out of S10 threads but you seem to love to join in on Tigger threads. Still not sure why
He's just annoyed because he has to live with the crappy NSW weather whilst the UK has fine riding weather all year round

No adventure in the UK???? He clearly hasn't ridden out of London on the M4 in the rush hour when it's pissing it down

I think he just likes to wind you up; maybe he just gets lonely or something
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:15 AM   #1499
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Never understood why you come into these kinds of threads - I've seen you in a few. You have an S10 (I believe). You love it, great, pleased for you, it's a terrific bike. Since I don't have an S10 or any interest in one, I stay out of S10 threads but you seem to love to join in on Tigger threads. Still not sure why

Jeeze don't tell me the Triumph guys are going to get all touchy and possessive of "their" threads - I thought that only happened over at oilheads.

Everybody has their own perspective, some more informed than others - don't know why you have to own a bike to have an opinion about it. Especially in the case of the Tiger 1200 - there a ZERO owners so far so it's pretty much a level playing field innit?
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:15 AM   #1500
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I got a chance to ride the Explorer last week in Spain. Just a single day ride, but it's a taste - a very sweet taste...

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/893/12...irst-Ride.aspx
Enjoyed your report and wasn't jealous for one second

Lots of judgements being made by forum folk on the output of some very short and managed tests (like your own test). I expect you and the rest of us are eager to see how the bike fairs on deeper examination. Any idea when that will happen, JC?
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