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Old 10-24-2011, 02:58 PM   #181
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Fook me. Thats great. They are so similar looking when you see them like that.

Would like to see a white version.
Why is muffler on the wrong side in this pic?
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:19 PM   #182
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I likey, but wonder why the service intervals went from 12,000 mi on the 955i down to 10,000 on this new engine or is the 1050 at 10,000 also?

Now waiting for specs, but looks to be a comfy two up mile muncher ,just hope they didn't kill the mileage. I loved the 955i motor plenty of power and decent mileage I thought.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:28 PM   #183
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Why is muffler on the wrong side in this pic?
looks like a clever mirror image as the triumph badge is back to front too
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:29 PM   #184
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First you said not suited much for Dirt. Now your using the term Dirt Bike. I would agree. Neither of the two are Dirt Bikes. I can go many more places on a dirt bike than on any large adventure bike (KTM 990 or Tiger XC).
Sorry for using the term dirt bike. Let me try again.

If you ride a KTM990 and a Triumph 800XC on the same rough terrian at the same fast pace you will know what I mean. They are miles apart as far as the suspension is concerned. That doesn't make the 800XC a bad bike, just it's suspension is better suited to pavement and smooth gravel roads than the real rough going where the really KTM shines.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:49 PM   #185
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Sorry for using the term dirt bike. Let me try again.

If you ride a KTM990 and a Triumph 800XC on the same rough terrian at the same fast pace you will know what I mean. They are miles apart as far as the suspension is concerned. That doesn't make the 800XC a bad bike, just it's suspension is better suited to pavement and smooth gravel roads than the real rough going where the really KTM shines.
Agree with Rick, Don't know why he would have to explain that.
The plus side with the Tiger is you don't need to take a ladder with you, or wear platform shoes.
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:00 PM   #186
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here a first pic


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Old 10-24-2011, 04:26 PM   #187
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Probably won't be available for a test ride in the US for quite awhile... which is what I'm waiting for. I'm having fun drooling over the early release photos, though.

Has anybody heard if Triumph is planning a fancy-shmancy multimedia blitz like they did with the 800?
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:01 PM   #188
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Probably won't be available for a test ride in the US for quite awhile... which is what I'm waiting for. I'm having fun drooling over the early release photos, though.

Has anybody heard if Triumph is planning a fancy-shmancy multimedia blitz like they did with the 800?
Well since we are way past the "sneak peek" stage, I would say the "blitz" will be different, if there actually is one.

I hope I don't see another bzzzt, whooshh bzzzt runmble rumble bzzzt web site again.
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:19 PM   #189
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Has anybody heard if Triumph is planning a fancy-shmancy multimedia blitz like they did with the 800?

obviously not


the bike is almost released. It's a 2012 model. It will be fully released within the month and we are only missing a few details.

the 800 marketing BS began early/mid summer and it was in full release by this time last year
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:30 PM   #190
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Sorry for using the term dirt bike. Let me try again.

If you ride a KTM990 and a Triumph 800XC on the same rough terrian at the same fast pace you will know what I mean. They are miles apart as far as the suspension is concerned. That doesn't make the 800XC a bad bike, just it's suspension is better suited to pavement and smooth gravel roads than the real rough going where the really KTM shines.
Ok, if we were to compare the bikes (KTM vs 800XC) I can see how the KTM sits more like a dirt bike. I can't honestly compare the two. I guess more than anything I just wanted to stick up for the Tiger. Sorry for being difficult. I believe the tiger is very capable of pretty extreme offroad riding. Any bike can only go where the rider is capable of going.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:48 PM   #191
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I like it.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:49 PM   #192
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looks like a clever mirror image as the triumph badge is back to front too
Cause I could not find a pic of both bikes facing the same way! So I reversed the Triumph.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:53 PM   #193
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I thought people might enjoy seeing the relative sizes:

(And yes I reversed the BMW cause I could not find one facing the right way.)

Based on this I would say the Triumph will have a large tank...





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Old 10-24-2011, 08:21 PM   #194
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:21 PM   #195
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