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Old 04-17-2012, 11:42 AM   #2056
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #2057
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where in SA are you?
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:12 PM   #2058
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My local dealer in SoCal called the senior Triumph rep on speaker phone while I was in his office today and was told he would have the bikes by Friday and could sell them as soon as they arrive... Still not holding my breath but that is the story...
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:39 AM   #2059
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I have to say handling and feel is very different from my previous R1100GS. I started to like the handling only after 100 km's, I really enjoyed how it goes into curves afterwards it felt more controllable and responsive.

Even though I had drive-in limit 3500 rpm, I love the engine - it pulls like a locomotive in an every gear :)

Sitting position is quite similar to GS, seat is more comfy on triumph as far as I can tell from 150km (I am 2m tall).

I don't see something behind the glorification of the final drive feel (some reporters told that it does feel like a chain bike), I believe it is just a fine final drive, which I am hoping won't brake down

Turn radius is a bit worse that R1100GS or it felt so because of lack of miles on the bike.

I love panel and and cruise, even though it was not easy to get used to the cruise. Computer and display is good, very informative and easy to manipulate. Ride by wire is cool, I like very much light feel and response.

Did a >25 % incline stone road, felt quite in control :)


In general I am very satisfied with Explorer, see a short video (I felt very lame on bike initially): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tfcuO4rVN0
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:07 AM   #2060
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where in SA are you?
Edenvale, see that you in Pretoria.
Good luck to Farside, he picked his 1200 up this afternoon. So all systems go for our trip
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:09 AM   #2061
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Edenvale, see that you in Pretoria.
Good luck to Farside, he picked his 1200 up this afternoon. So all systems go for our trip
Enjoy and be safe!
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:33 PM   #2062
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Gee, I just caught up reading the last 3 or 4 pages and all I got out of it was something about Triumph will no longer allow anymore test rides unless your wearing comfortable shoes with matching socks and clean panties ,did I read that right?
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:00 PM   #2063
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Gee, I just caught up reading the last 3 or 4 pages and all I got out of it was something about Triumph will no longer allow anymore test rides unless your wearing comfortable shoes with matching socks and clean panties ,did I read that right?
Pretty much... But don't forget your hand bag, it seems on this thread you need them lately... And maybe a twat suit!
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #2064
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Pretty much... But don't forget your hand bag, it seems on this thread you need them lately... And maybe a twat suit!
I've got the suit; will a man purse do?


That's not me by the way and what the hell is he doing with my girlfriend
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:19 AM   #2065
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That's not me by the way and what the hell is he doing with my girlfriend
Isn't it obvious? She left you for a "man" who carries a purse. That must be really humiliating.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:31 AM   #2066
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Isn't it obvious? She left you for a "man" who carries a purse. That must be really humiliating.
She was needy and crap in bed so no loss

Now where did I put Keira Knightley's number?
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:37 PM   #2067
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nice ride

Rode it yesterday around Road Atlanta, first impressions are the throttle is pretty sensitive and would take some getting used to, bike has tons of torque, of course I didn't ride it much and get any speed out of it, but seems like a well engineered bike. For me personally I'd have to get some risers to bring the bars up, they seem a little forward and low, and the graphite looks better in person than a picture.
It is alot of bike for the money, that is for sure!
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:58 PM   #2068
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wow so the bike is on US soil... not much longer now...
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #2069
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Rode it yesterday around Road Atlanta, first impressions are the throttle is pretty sensitive and would take some getting used to, bike has tons of torque, of course I didn't ride it much and get any speed out of it, but seems like a well engineered bike. For me personally I'd have to get some risers to bring the bars up, they seem a little forward and low, and the graphite looks better in person than a picture.
It is alot of bike for the money, that is for sure!
They're HEEEEEEEERRRRRE!!!!

Looks like you rode the "launch edition", so I guess the rumors are true and the dealers are getting those as their demos. Nice!

Can you comment on the bike's size? It looks pretty dang big. Top heavy at all?

Thanks!
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P.S. Same for me re. risers. Cycle-ergo shows about 8deg forward lean for me at 6'0" and 33" inseam, needing 2" pullback to get to upright. Do you think there's THAT much room to move the bars with the stock cables???
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:12 PM   #2070
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Rode it yesterday around Road Atlanta, first impressions are the throttle is pretty sensitive and would take some getting used to, bike has tons of torque, of course I didn't ride it much and get any speed out of it, but seems like a well engineered bike. For me personally I'd have to get some risers to bring the bars up, they seem a little forward and low, and the graphite looks better in person than a picture.
It is alot of bike for the money, that is for sure!

Hey there Scott, I mean Tiger007, nice ride. So do you like it better than the 800XC? Would I like it?

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