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Old 05-14-2011, 07:25 AM   #16
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Tiger 1200 shaft is a logical progression,surely??

hopefully. The trophy will have too much fairing and is probably a little too heavy for my liking.


I want them to put the motor in a big cat
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:21 AM   #17
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Thinking the new Trophy was a bit bulky too,'shame...
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:31 AM   #18
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Reports are filtering through over here that the Trophy has been seen on UK roads a few times.
I'd hazard a guess that it'll be released before the Tiger variant. Hinckley will want to see what specs the new LC BMW GS has before launching a rival i guess.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:43 AM   #19
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Not a fan of shaft drive, smooth, yes

How do you change the gearing? You don't

I have changed gearing on every bike I have owned, but hey Im wierd that way.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:03 PM   #20
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x's 2 on the chain over shaft on the Tiger. Aside from the weight savings, I can carry an extra chain in my saddle bag, I can't carry a spare shaft......and though I will get hate mail from GS owners SHAFTS DO BREAK, and usually in the middle of nowhere.

Been riding 30 + years and with proper mtc. have never broke a chain. But if I am riding the Road of Bones, or through South America or some such, give me a chain and a spare over a shaft any day.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:43 AM   #21
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Asked at the local Dealer here in OZ...
"MYTHS! RUMORS!..All RUMORS" was the reply
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:03 AM   #22
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Asked at the local Dealer here in OZ...
"MYTHS! RUMORS!..All RUMORS" was the reply

In most cases dealers know about as much as we do. Not saying he is wrong, but also not assuming he knows the truth.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:17 AM   #23
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Any bets on it being missing a duck bill a la BMW and Ducati?
I doubt it. Look at the wheels. If this is the road version "A la" T800 & T800XC, only the XC has the beak.
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:23 PM   #24
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.. have never broke a chain or a Japanese shaft. But if I am riding the Road of Bones, or through South America or some such, give me a chain and a spare over a BMW shaft any day.
There, fixed it for you! Jokes aside, I just don't get the Beemer shaft/FD failures - How often does a Gold Wing or Concours lunch its drive in less that 50k miles? I want to like the R1200GSA, I really do. I'm willing to put up with a few quirks and expensive parts for a truly great bike, the whole FD issue is what got me considering other bikes like the KTM 990, or the Tiger. The S10 looks great, too, but Im not plunking down 14k for a sight-unseen special order.

Back on topic, with all the new possibilities out there, I've decided that my re-entry to motorcycling will be a KLR 650 for the time being, since it seems like there may be some really interesting big Adv tourers coming to the states in the next year or so. I demo'ed the 800XC, really like it, but I Tiger1200 is more in line with my wants. I'll hone my somewhat rusty skills on the KLR while the Adv market sorts itself out.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:47 AM   #25
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There's a piece on the new Tiger in this week's MCN (UK). Nothing much new - same old shots and some speculation Triumph may be aiming the bike between the MTS12 and the GS. No shit sherlock..
Irrespective of all the speculation, expect to see it in November at Milan and at a competitive price point.
They are doing quite well over here given how bad new sales are.

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...rts/18758.html
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:09 AM   #26
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The S10 looks great, too, but Im not plunking down 14k for a sight-unseen special order.
You should have a fair chance of seeing one riding around now.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:26 AM   #27
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More gumph.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...ng-production/
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:32 PM   #28
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Will Triumph ever quit putting the exhaust below the engine... please... Triumph, stop making the exhaust the lowest part of the bike!
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:20 AM   #29
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Supposed to be a 2 page spread on the new Tiger 1200 in tomorrow's MCN.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:21 AM   #30
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Triumph Adventurer 1200

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...ng-production/

What's the scuttlebutt?
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