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Old 10-10-2012, 01:13 PM   #3421
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Mini Review

I just got back from my local BMW / Triumph dealer where I rode the Tiger Explorer and the GS back to back and here's my concise review without mincing words:

The Tiger Explorer a sheep in wolf's clothes. It's a well-sorted bike with tons of standard options and it looks great; however, the low torque, driving mannerisms, and "refinement" make this a fantastic city/touring bike, not an adventure bike.

The Tiger is the kind of bike you take home to Mom and Dad. The GS is the bike you take behind the middle school and get pregnant.

This is just me. Not looking to ruffle feathers--these are just my findings from the back-to-back test rides I took this morning. I like the bike very much and the price isn't bad either. It's just not MY kind of adventure bike.



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Old 10-10-2012, 01:24 PM   #3422
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The Tiger is the kind of bike you take home to Mom and Dad. The GS is the bike you take behind the middle school and get pregnant.
Best characterization of the two bikes I have read so far ...

Just makes me wonder, what you'd do with a Multistrada 1200.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:32 PM   #3423
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Best characterization of the two bikes I have read so far ...

Just makes me wonder, what you'd do with a Multistrada 1200.
The Multistrada is the mistress that you cheat with on the BMW
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:08 PM   #3424
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The Tiger is the kind of bike you take home to Mom and Dad. The GS is the bike you take behind the middle school and get pregnant.
That is exactly what I thought when I rode the GS back to back with the 990. I guess one man's vixen is another man's nun.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:36 PM   #3425
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I had the chance to ride a new 1200 Tiger Explorer today. An Amazing ride!!

I know this may sound odd but I was really impressed with the side-view mirrors.
Something about the length of the arm and the shape of the mirror allowed me to see right past my shoulders!
Enough so that I want to put them on my two bikes.
Anyone know where to find them for less than the ~$70 per on Bike Bandit?

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Old 10-11-2012, 05:04 PM   #3426
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Scorpion Can

I've had my TEX now for a little over 4 months. I love the bike, but have never been satisfied with the exhaust. It sounds good out on the open road, but around town it just sounds anemic. After looking over what's available I decided to order a new can from Scorpion. It arrived on Tuesday and I installed it that night, but haven't had a chance to get out & ride it untill today. Talk about a transformation! I am very pleased with the build quality, looks, and the sound of this new exhaust. I'ts got a deep growl to it now that is much louder than the OE can, but not at all obnoxious. My new TEX now sounds like a Tiger should!



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Old 10-11-2012, 05:34 PM   #3427
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Looks great Jon. Looking forward to hearing it
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:52 PM   #3428
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:45 PM   #3429
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I'd love to oblige you guys, but neither one of our digital cameras or our digital camcorder will pick up the sound good enough for me to even post it. It's weird cuz our camcorder does a great job of picking up sounds @ our grandkid's sports & school functions...
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:17 AM   #3430
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Jon, where did you buy your Scorpion exhaust? I would like to get a little more growl out of my TEX, sounds a bit too sewing machine like at low RPM.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:57 AM   #3431
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Jon, where did you buy your Scorpion exhaust? I would like to get a little more growl out of my TEX, sounds a bit too sewing machine like at low RPM.
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Indysuperbikes.com http://www.indysuperbike.com/ They didn't have them listed on their site yet, but can get them. I believe the guy I spoke with there is David. It cost me $515 delivered...
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:09 AM   #3432
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I ordered a Trident stainless can for mine. I've owned on before, decent quality, sound and price. $320 US plus shipping from UK.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:32 AM   #3433
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:51 AM   #3434
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Not yet, just ordered a few days ago.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:19 AM   #3435
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Anyone had their seat cable come off? I wanted to lock my helmet up this weekend and couldn't get the seat off. After i got home from camping Sunday and unloaded the bike,i found that the cable had somehow worked itself of the latch.
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