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Old 03-20-2012, 11:06 AM   #1681
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:08 AM   #1682
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It wouldn't make a difference this year - here in upstate (real upstate, near Lake George) it has been mid-seventies and tomorrow in the eighties. This in March?!
........and me without a bike! Go figure!! It'll probably snow all May when I finally get mine.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:00 PM   #1683
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It wouldn't make a difference this year - here in upstate (real upstate, near Lake George) it has been mid-seventies and tomorrow in the eighties. This in March?!
Tell me about it! I live 20 miles from the Canadian border, and I've ridden to work every day this week (and have had to open the jacket vents on the way home). And rode about 350 miles this past weekend. And man, was I ever glad to be on the Tiger -- due to all the freeze-thaw cycles this winter and already-bad roads, the roads are now so shockingly bad that some of them are actually almost comical, so the XC's suspension got a serious workout.

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Old 03-21-2012, 04:19 PM   #1684
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They are not on sale yet.

Launch in the UK is April 22nd. I am going to the event at the local Triumph dealer.
edit: March 22nd, tomorrow. I'll take a camera.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:56 PM   #1685
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Tell me about it! I live 20 miles from the Canadian border, and I've ridden to work every day this week (and have had to open the jacket vents on the way home). And rode about 350 miles this past weekend. And man, was I ever glad to be on the Tiger -- due to all the freeze-thaw cycles this winter and already-bad roads, the roads are now so shockingly bad that some of them are actually almost comical, so the XC's suspension got a serious workout.

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Hi Mark,

The Adirondacks aren't much better, especially the shady sections of the roads. Still, I will always remember going south down route 100 in Vermont up near Mad River and seeing grass growing up through the cracks in the blacktop! It was difficult to stay in one of the two ruts that truck traffic had sunken into the road, or try to perch on the ridge in between. I don't wonder you Vermont types find dirt riding so easy!
I think the 800XC would be nearly perfect for the Adirondacks, but that 1200 would be nice two up for cross country.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:15 AM   #1686
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edit: March 22nd, tomorrow. I'll take a camera.
Take the camera and TAKE a RIDE!!!!! Report back,
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:48 AM   #1687
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For those that don't fancy waiting (in the UK)..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2012-Trium...ht_1581wt_1218
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:40 AM   #1688
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For those that don't fancy waiting (in the UK)..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2012-Trium...ht_1581wt_1218
Handy it being in Leicestershire. :)
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:31 PM   #1689
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For those that don't fancy waiting (in the UK)..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2012-Trium...ht_1581wt_1218
That looks like the 'launch bike'? I was told today that they made 700 and almost all are sold. The sales-guy also said pre-orders, worldwide, are accouting for 40% of the 6,000 production run.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:38 PM   #1690
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Take the camera and TAKE a RIDE!!!!! Report back,
They were only taking bookings for test rides, but did show off a Graphie Grey one. There was a blue one round the back, I assumed it was being prepped as the demo bike. Nice evening, about 60-70 bikers turned out of all kinds (in fact I was kinda suprised at the demographic, or lack thereof).

Wine, cake, and sammiches, and some nifty plasma screens to customise your T1200.

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Old 03-22-2012, 03:53 PM   #1691
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Jealous of the UK based Inmates today... Stopped by my dealer hoping but nada! Hope you guys are having fun and it's living up to expectations!
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:08 PM   #1692
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Jealous of the UK based Inmates today... Stopped by my dealer hoping but nada! Hope you guys are having fun and it's living up to expectations!
The dealership owner gave a little speech and seemed genuinely excited. He said that although the marketing was lining this up against the 1200GS, he said after riding it that he would line it up against not only the ADV tourers but also the likes of the Kawasaki GTR and Honda ST/CBF1000.

I guess he would say that, but they were also pushing the virtues of ABS, TC, and cruise control as standard.

Btw, the options and accessories were huge; you could rack up 2,000 without even blinking.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:40 PM   #1693
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So has an actual Inmate actually gotten to throw their own leg over one and take it for a ride yet?
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:53 PM   #1694
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So has an actual Inmate actually gotten to throw their own leg over one and take it for a ride yet?
Go here and you'll find quite a few people have. One of them was a very good report detailing things they liked and things they didn't like.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:14 PM   #1695
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Go here and you'll find quite a few people have. One of them was a very good report detailing things they liked and things they didn't like.
Thanks, I forgot about that site. Those aren't Inmates but they will do!
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