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Old 12-04-2011, 09:10 AM   #811
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They got in a couple digs at BMW: "All of the engineers involved in this project are motorcyclists," continues Warburton, "so we all know that being stranded with a broken driveshaft is just not an option. We looked at the driveshafts on our competitors' bikes and quickly understood why some have a reputation for failing. We engineered ours to be stronger. The Tiger Explorer's driveshaft is designed to be stronger and more durable than others on the market."

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Old 12-04-2011, 10:14 AM   #812
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:46 AM   #813
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Esp when a company doesn't admit there is a problem.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:23 AM   #814
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Great time to be a Triumph dealer and with optional bun warmers,
the reasoning "behind" the 950 watt charging system, is finally obvious.

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Old 12-04-2011, 12:53 PM   #815
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Sat on the Explorer at IMS Dallas. Very comfortable seat, some sort of foam, firm but squeezed to my shape. Was good back some and then up close to the tank like charging some twisties. Very nice ergos. Nice looking controls, CC on right side.

It was gray, did not like the looks of it that much. But then I owned a Versys once so what do I know about looks. It just seemed blocky / modular looking.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:05 PM   #816
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The local dealer.

I paid a visit to the Milwaukee Triumph dealer. He feels he has a leg up on other dealers as the North American President of Triumph (based in Atlanta I believe) resides in the Milwaukee Area. You guessed it...a former H-D exec.

At any rate. This dealer receives a fair amount of attention from this Exec (being the local dealer). They were told the first 1200's would be a bike called the Explorer "Launch" They would come with Heated grips and likely bags as well as other options as standard for a $16K price tag. It will not be available until late May or June. Each dealer is supposed to receive one "Launch" bike for early MY 2012. Additionally, much has been made of the Thiland flooding effecting many of the vendors located there (manufacturers of switch gear, electric components and what not) and the low inventory levels anticipated in the 2012 MY. In other words...don't expect much in the way of discounts. He was taking (or angling for) deposits already...subject to agreed upon price estimates.

I am considering putting money down.

Just what I heard.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:59 AM   #817
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They were told the first 1200's would be a bike called the Explorer "Launch" They would come with Heated grips and likely bags as well as other options as standard for a $16K price tag.
So, if you outfit an 800 with side and top boxes and inner bags, heated grips, and hand guards the MSRP for the accessories is just over $1800. Assuming they're discounting the accessories a bit for the Launch bikes - maybe we'll see an MSRP on a regular production Explorer at $14,500....

Of course I'm just speculating on top of the speculation, but that's all we've got right now anyway...
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:52 AM   #818
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I paid a visit to the Milwaukee Triumph dealer. He feels he has a leg up on other dealers as the North American President of Triumph (based in Atlanta I believe) resides in the Milwaukee Area. You guessed it...a former H-D exec.

At any rate. This dealer receives a fair amount of attention from this Exec (being the local dealer). They were told the first 1200's would be a bike called the Explorer "Launch" They would come with Heated grips and likely bags as well as other options as standard for a $16K price tag. It will not be available until late May or June. Each dealer is supposed to receive one "Launch" bike for early MY 2012. Additionally, much has been made of the Thiland flooding effecting many of the vendors located there (manufacturers of switch gear, electric components and what not) and the low inventory levels anticipated in the 2012 MY. In other words...don't expect much in the way of discounts. He was taking (or angling for) deposits already...subject to agreed upon price estimates.

I am considering putting money down.

Just what I heard.
My local dealer is expecting a "launch" bike and one other in mid-March. He had no info on the contents of the "launch" model other then it will be Saphfire Blue.

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Old 12-05-2011, 02:33 PM   #819
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:46 AM   #820
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:35 AM   #821
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This is a buddy of mine at the Dallas Motorcycle show 12/03/2011 on a 1200 Explorer
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:29 AM   #822
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Apparently, when one purchases a new tiger, you also get a subscription to a free TRIUMPH magazine...from Belgium no less. This issue, of course, features the 1200 Explorer with the following excerpt, I quote: {"...So we all know that being stranded with a broken drive shaft is just not an option. We looked at the driveshafts on our competitors bikes and quickly understood why some have a reputation for failing. We engineered ours to be stronger. The Tiger Explorers driveshaft is designed to be stronger and more durable than others on the market."} End quote. This should be FUN!
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:48 AM   #823
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This is a buddy of mine at the Dallas Motorcycle show 12/03/2011 on a 1200 Explorer
According to this - I will be quite comfortable. FWIW...

http://cycle-ergo.com/

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Old 12-06-2011, 08:56 AM   #824
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According to this - I will be quite comfortable. FWIW...

http://cycle-ergo.com/

Nice tan you have there, but you really outta ride with protective gear.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:15 AM   #825
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What problem?

Just a normal service .... Ya ya!

"Dis is not possible mit BMV!!"

No ... not an accident ... the forks just broke off riding down the road!

!Mein Got! this is not normal!
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