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Old 02-29-2012, 09:54 PM   #1531
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Triumph better hope we don't fall in love with the Tenere in their absence.

I have a feeling they will be fine either way.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:58 PM   #1532
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Oh - and I'd be selling my 900i, when I'm at the point to procure an XC. I would see no reason to have both of them .......

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Old 03-01-2012, 01:56 AM   #1533
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Spoked wheels?

I have seen wire wheels mentioned earlier in the thread. Does anyone know, or heard a rumour, about the Explorer having the possibility of wire spokes? I am truly not a fan of alloy wheels. I worry, (maybe unnecessarily) that they are the weak point when putting a big beast like this off road. Just one of my idiosyncrasies but I figure after 35+ years riding I ain't gonna change now.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:15 AM   #1534
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I have seen wire wheels mentioned earlier in the thread. Does anyone know, or heard a rumour, about the Explorer having the possibility of wire spokes? I am truly not a fan of alloy wheels. I worry, (maybe unnecessarily) that they are the weak point when putting a big beast like this off road. Just one of my idiosyncrasies but I figure after 35+ years riding I ain't gonna change now.
rumour has it that wire wheels and larger tank are on their way
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:19 AM   #1535
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I have seen wire wheels mentioned earlier in the thread. Does anyone know, or heard a rumour, about the Explorer having the possibility of wire spokes? I am truly not a fan of alloy wheels. I worry, (maybe unnecessarily) that they are the weak point when putting a big beast like this off road. Just one of my idiosyncrasies but I figure after 35+ years riding I ain't gonna change now.
Apparently the wire spokes issue came at the other end of the bike's parameters - Triumph were not sure they could cope with the speeds the bike is capable of, on road. So I guess they have some engineering to do before they release a bigger ADV version.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:49 AM   #1536
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Triumph reps at the show in Charlotte said "no demo bikes in Daytona this year."

Bummer - Looks like we will have to ride the Super Tenere. Triumph better hope we don't fall in love with the Tenere in their absence.
Is that no demos or just no Explorer? Hopefully, they will, at least, have one for us to sit on.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:19 AM   #1537
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:38 AM   #1538
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Apparently the wire spokes issue came at the other end of the bike's parameters - Triumph were not sure they could cope with the speeds the bike is capable of, on road. So I guess they have some engineering to do before they release a bigger ADV version.
So this thing is quicker than Kenny Roberts TZ750 flat tracker?
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:49 AM   #1539
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So this thing is quicker than Kenny Roberts TZ750 flat tracker?
I don't think Kenny's bike carried a warranty.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:56 AM   #1540
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I don't think Kenny's bike carried a warranty.
Or travel on the kind of dirt roads (allegedly ) that Kenny's did.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:29 AM   #1541
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Yet another Explorer review:

http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-sto...ide-review.htm



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Old 03-01-2012, 11:26 AM   #1542
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Apparently the wire spokes issue came at the other end of the bike's parameters - Triumph were not sure they could cope with the speeds the bike is capable of, on road. So I guess they have some engineering to do before they release a bigger ADV version.
Is the Explorer that much faster than an S10 or GSA?
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:35 AM   #1543
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I have seen wire wheels mentioned earlier in the thread. Does anyone know, or heard a rumour, about the Explorer having the possibility of wire spokes? I am truly not a fan of alloy wheels. I worry, (maybe unnecessarily) that they are the weak point when putting a big beast like this off road. Just one of my idiosyncrasies but I figure after 35+ years riding I ain't gonna change now.
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Apparently the wire spokes issue came at the other end of the bike's parameters - Triumph were not sure they could cope with the speeds the bike is capable of, on road. So I guess they have some engineering to do before they release a bigger ADV version.
For what it's worth... I posted this last october on a dutch forum (so not exactly fresh information).


"It is unclear at the moment if more dirt oriented spoked rims will be available as an option on the Tiger Explorer."

from: http://www.mcnews.com.au/2012_Bikes/...orer_Intro.htm
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:37 AM   #1544
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Is the Explorer that much faster than an S10 or GSA?
Yes. 135bhp is good for about 140mph on the bike, afaik. I can't remember from the blurb whether the top speed is limited electronically.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #1545
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I don't think Kenny's bike carried a warranty.
Or the chance of a waaambulance + lawsuit.
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