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Old 03-10-2012, 08:54 AM   #1621
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My dealer (Mport Rotterdam) has a black Explorer on display.
Then this must look familiar...

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At first I didn't even see it eventhough it's located at the entrance, but behind another motorcycle (visible on photo nr.4).
I expected it to be in the Triumphcorner, hence my initial disappointment to only find a cardboard Explorer (photo nr. 1).
The black whathamacallit finishing on the left heelplate (photo 2 & 6) is missing. And the tank seems to be bulkier on the one seen by me at the Dutch Utrecht motorexhibition.
But that it's due to the angle in which the photo was taken in combination with poor lighting. Or perhaps black isn't the right color for it.

Is the driveshaft (photo 6) to big? You may all judge for yourself.

I'll drop by my own dealer trying to find out more, which will probably be next saturday.


edit: Truth be told, putting it near the entrance is however the perfect location to role it out to give it a spin!
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:38 AM   #1622
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It's their demo so you can take it out when my 800 goes in for service next week or so I will go for a little testride with the 1200
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:45 AM   #1623
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It's their demo so you can take it out when my 800 goes in for service next week or so I will go for a little testride with the 1200
Nice.
Please report back, here or at MF, doesn't matter for me.


Actually... I might do the same, the engine needs to be broken in anyway.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:53 AM   #1624
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I'm really impressed how they cleaned up the motor its just clean looking compared to my 03 S3 which has hoses running everywhere on the outside.

The black and grey they used also looks good compared to a solid black motor,I can only imagine how this engine must run .My 955i had plenty of power and never had one hicup in the 8 years I owned it, much better than my wifes 885 in her 97 (T509) so much smoother.

This bike is gonna be like riding a raped ape
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:09 AM   #1625
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:03 PM   #1626
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Has the centerstand recall for this bike been announced yet?
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:09 PM   #1627
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I'm really impressed how they cleaned up the motor its just clean looking compared to my 03 S3 which has hoses running everywhere on the outside.

The black and grey they used also looks good compared to a solid black motor,I can only imagine how this engine must run .My 955i had plenty of power and never had one hicup in the 8 years I owned it, much better than my wifes 885 in her 97 (T509) so much smoother.

This bike is gonna be like riding a raped ape
Wait 'till the tuners get it figured out (and lets hope it's Tuneboy/TuneEdit friendly). Really, it's a rather modest HP and TQ gain compared to the latest 1050 mill, less than you'd expect out of a 165cc bump...it's under-stressed and tuned for emissions/noise, there's a lot of room for improvement there.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:35 AM   #1628
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Here you could found my report of triumph explorer press launch in Granada, hope you enjoy it

http://www.mrtigerontheroad.com/?p=397
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:12 AM   #1629
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Here you could found my report of triumph explorer press launch in Granada, hope you enjoy it

http://www.mrtigerontheroad.com/?p=397

That's the best review I've seen so far in terms of outlining features. Thanks!
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:05 AM   #1630
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Here you could found my report of triumph explorer press launch in Granada, hope you enjoy it

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Thanks for the report, very nice!
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:17 AM   #1631
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Sounds nice and bassy when having the piss flogged out of it..

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Old 03-12-2012, 07:40 AM   #1632
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Wait till aftermarket exhaust shows up! WOW!
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:52 AM   #1633
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On the UK launch night there will be 25% off Triumph clothing, so an opportunity to get that thong you've been promising yourself.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:55 AM   #1634
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On the UK launch night there will be 25% off Triumph clothing, so an opportunity to get that thong you've been promising yourself.
Do you know if they come in a XXXLarge ? I will need some extra room for my Crown Jewels....
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:21 PM   #1635
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Confused here, I read Bryn1203's post in the previous page and now DAKEZ posts the exact same thing, is this review sales pitch or a real life experience, when I first read DAKEZ's post I was delighted but that changed soon as I went back a page on the thread
It was Blue... I just made it readable.
 
I will do a write-up of my own next Month.
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