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Old 02-27-2012, 07:28 PM   #1486
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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   #1487
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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   #1488
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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   #1489
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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   #1490
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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   #1491
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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   #1492
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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   #1493
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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   #1494
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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   #1495
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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   #1496
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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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Old 02-28-2012, 10:27 AM   #1497
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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


I guess my point is, adventure is where you find it.

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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?
No, not getting touchy, I was just responding in kind to his post. By all means be interested in any bike/thread you want but I've seen him in other threads where all he does is bang on about the S10 and how great it is. It is a great bike but this thread is about the new Tigger 1200 and not about the S10. Is the Tigger better than the S10 ? Who cares, the best bike in the world is the one you're riding. Sure, as you can see from my sig, I'm a big Triumph fan but I don't try and persuade anyone they're the best in the world. I could care less what people ride, I ride Triumph because that's what I like and I don't feel the need to knock another brand
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:29 AM   #1498
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The Sten'ers bastardized the name of their bikes so bad they named it after a mid-sized chevy truck instead of the place it was named for so what do they know?

Poke him in the ribs a bit and start calling it an S12. (it's a more accurate description anyway)


Triumph stores now taking deposits for the E12 I know of two that are still available .
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:02 AM   #1499
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The Sten'ers bastardized the name of their bikes so bad they named it after a mid-sized chevy truck instead of the place it was named for so what do they know?
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:10 AM   #1500
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Looking forward to test riding one.

I've had my Tenere for about a month now and am convinced even more every time I ride it that I made the right choice to buy it instead of the Explorer.

I'd actually like to be wrong. Always good to have something to step up to, and if the Explorer is it for me I'll have one early next year. I see this more as a matter of rider priorities as opposed to which is better. I already know what I gave up by buying the S10 , but the Explorer is going to have a high benchmark on my priorities list to match the S10 characteristics I like. We'll see...
I like what I'm reading so far on these differant reviews but still can't wait until actual buyers start receiving and riding this bike .

Dave, I could be wrong but didn't you just purchase a Vee not to long ago? Are you one who switches up on bikes fairely often or did you just find a deal you could'nt refuse on a S10 ?

Just curious, I tend to try and keep my bikes for a long time ( I believe 6 years is the shortest time I've ever kept a bike and still have one thats 31 yrs old) as I hate putting money in a bike and than sell it at a lose to get something else.
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