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Old 04-17-2012, 07:57 AM   #2056
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Still trying to get a straight answer as to just what the launch pack includes.
Solid fuel boosters, perhaps?
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:05 AM   #2057
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You sound like a bunch of old women.



Now taking deposits for the Explorer... The first ones should arrive in 3 weeks and most of the first arrivals will have the "Launch Pack".

Still trying to get a straight answer as to just what the launch pack includes.
Over here the launch pack consists of the following

Alloy sump guard
hand guards
Engine bars
Taller touring screen

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Old 04-17-2012, 08:27 AM   #2058
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You sound like a bunch of old women.



Now taking deposits for the Explorer... The first ones should arrive in 3 weeks and most of the first arrivals will have the "Launch Pack".

Still trying to get a straight answer as to just what the launch pack includes.
THREE WEEKS!

That's three weeks too long. Hope they hit the East Coast earlier (nothing personal West Coasters).
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:35 AM   #2059
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Over here the launch pack consists of the following

Alloy sump guard
hand guards
Engine bars
Taller touring screen

First post, just put my deposit down on the Explorer, it is set to arrive the first week of May. The launch kit here consists of the above mentioned as well as the Tire pressure monitoring sensors, rubber tank pad and fog lights.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:54 AM   #2060
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First post, just put my deposit down on the Explorer, it is set to arrive the first week of May. The launch kit here consists of the above mentioned as well as the Tire pressure monitoring sensors, rubber tank pad and fog lights.
Welcome to the madhouse Brian. Enjoy the Tigger
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:59 AM   #2061
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Can we stop talking about meds, how well we used to ride when we were in nappies (diapers for you across the pond), fussing in shops etc. I still have the picture in my ind of OP walking around the shop in his new shoes and with helmet on in the lingerie section .

This has turned out be yet another pissing contest...

Tiger Explorer is the topic and I'm getting mine this week
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:59 AM   #2062
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First post, just put my deposit down on the Explorer, it is set to arrive the first week of May. The launch kit here consists of the above mentioned as well as the Tire pressure monitoring sensors, rubber tank pad and fog lights.
Sorry... forgot to mention the Tire pressure sensors, rubber tank pad and fog lights ... we get those too

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Old 04-17-2012, 11:42 AM   #2063
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #2064
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Amen,
where in SA are you?
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:12 PM   #2065
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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   #2066
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Got mine too


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   #2067
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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   #2068
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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   #2069
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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   #2070
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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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