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Old 12-10-2011, 12:10 PM   #961
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Give me a break. I am 52 and still working on my GED.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:33 PM   #962
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Well all this talk about fuel range is silly. My 955i Tiger has a 6 gallon tank and a couple rotopax cans mounted under the panniers is over 300 miles of range. I think that should be sufficient anywhere I may want to go. As far as going offroad, its all up to how dumb and stuborn you are. I am both. I follow guys on 450's through Missouri single track on my XR650L. Its a bit more work and I am slower, but it is fun. And yes those guys on the 450's think I am crazy.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:44 PM   #963
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And those with exceptionally low IQ will continue to post it.......over and over and over.
And those with no sense of humor and blue an white propeller tattoos will whine about it.......over and over and over...
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:58 PM   #964
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Thanks bro... oh, that was my PhD, not GED.
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:52 PM   #965
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I guess my issues here are several fold. First, isn't the Trumpet being billed as a GS killer? If so its prey is NOT the ADV variant. Secondly were I to live in BFE where gas was more than 200mi apart and possibly not there anymore; prudence would demand I carry extra fuel. Third, do I want the explorer, an ADV variant of the explorer (lazy about needing to fuel my commute...) or the alleged 2013 Trophy...

(fwiw I do like the BMWs but the closest dealer is one county over N/S/E and seems to take at least 4hrs for any job. /QQ)

Or the TLDR/ADD version:
This bike isn't targeting the BMW 1200GSA. If you need that fuel capacity this @ stock isn't the bike you're looking for. Also, beer.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:50 PM   #966
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I'm one of the foreskin wearing posers and I thought it was kind of funny.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:13 AM   #967
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I'm one of the foreskin wearing posers and I thought it was kind of funny.
All this fashion talk is hilarious to me. I've always simply worn the best protective gear I could score at the time - right now it's Fieldsheer leather pants and jacket and a carbon HJC helmet with Joe Rocket emblems on closeout (yeah, I bought it all in red trim to match the bike so I guess I'm guilty as well).

I didn't realize I was going to have to re-accessorize when I got a new bike.

Even more irrelevant questions now arise:
1) Does Triumph have it's own version of the twat suit? And is it lined with whale foreskin or kidney pie?
2) When I go to Starbucks should I order tea instead of coffee?
3) Do I need to buy one of those new Arai helmets with the little duckbill on front or a $700 modular helmet? If I buy the Schuberth, are it and the bike going to be able to get along? Or, if I hang my helmet on the mirror will I return to find it tossed onto the ground?
4) How soon will I need the big metal panniers and top box? Will I be shunned if I dare use my soft luggage at first? Will it suffice if I just put a Union Jack sticker on the soft stuff?
5) Is there an aftermarket remote alarm system available that plays, "God Save the Queen" when I arm it?

Damn! All this posing is going to be expensive...
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:46 AM   #968
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All this fashion talk is hilarious to me. I've always simply worn the best protective gear I could score at the time - right now it's Fieldsheer leather pants and jacket and a carbon HJC helmet with Joe Rocket emblems on closeout (yeah, I bought it all in red trim to match the bike so I guess I'm guilty as well).

I didn't realize I was going to have to re-accessorize when I got a new bike.

Even more irrelevant questions now arise:
1) Does Triumph have it's own version of the twat suit? And is it lined with whale foreskin or kidney pie?
2) When I go to Starbucks should I order tea instead of coffee?
3) Do I need to buy one of those new Arai helmets with the little duckbill on front or a $700 modular helmet? If I buy the Schuberth, are it and the bike going to be able to get along? Or, if I hang my helmet on the mirror will I return to find it tossed onto the ground?
4) How soon will I need the big metal panniers and top box? Will I be shunned if I dare use my soft luggage at first? Will it suffice if I just put a Union Jack sticker on the soft stuff?
5) Is there an aftermarket remote alarm system available that plays, "God Save the Queen" when I arm it?

Damn! All this posing is going to be expensive...
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:50 AM   #969
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I don't want to have to buy extra containers (some of which get quite pricey), figure out how to mount them on my bike without interfering with other luggage, or my passenger, or effecting the overall handling or durability, just to allow a $15,000 adventure bike to go on an adventure.

I'm all for the occasional "stop and stretch my legs" that has been mentioned several times previously... only where it seems many enjoy stopping at gas stations to stretch, I much prefer finding a scenic overlook or creek/lake.

While you'll always find people that want more and more (yeah I may be one), I don't think it'd be that hard to satisfy the masses with this fuel tank thing. 6.0 gallons seems the standard right now. So making a new adventure bike? Trying to make a splash in the market? Looking to stand out above the rest? Go 7 gallons! Going anything less (Triumph!) is going to be viewed by most as just that; less! Less than the standard. Sub-par. And by some, inadequate.
You don't need a 300 mile range to go on an 'adventure'.

This comes up with every new ADV type bike - the fuel capacity is never enough for some. Triumph (and others) are in a no-win situation when they design new bikes. What's enough capacity for some is not enough for others - why should those of us who don't need 300 miles ranges have to suffer with a huge (and more often than not, pig-ugly) tank ? I'm sure that's how Triumph see it - you may not want to strap extra tanks to your bike but, you have that option (there are so many these days).

This whole bigger is better is just BS - Ted Simon was quite happy going round the world on a 650 twin for pete's sake.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:52 AM   #970
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if you guys had your way with designing bikes they would weigh 900 lbs.
Bingo....and be pig-ugly to boot.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:03 AM   #971
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2-Up on cobblestones looks kinda bouncy... course I dont think I'd do it at this kind of speed...
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:20 AM   #972
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Looks like it was handling it pretty well considering the load and speed... Couldn't imagine what my VFR would look like going over that stuff under the same conditions.


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2-Up on cobblestones looks kinda bouncy... course I dont think I'd do it at this kind of speed...
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:48 PM   #973
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You don't need a 300 mile range to go on an 'adventure'.

This comes up with every new ADV type bike - the fuel capacity is never enough for some. Triumph (and others) are in a no-win situation when they design new bikes. What's enough capacity for some is not enough for others - why should those of us who don't need 300 miles ranges have to suffer with a huge (and more often than not, pig-ugly) tank ? I'm sure that's how Triumph see it - you may not want to strap extra tanks to your bike but, you have that option (there are so many these days).

This whole bigger is better is just BS - Ted Simon was quite happy going round the world on a 650 twin for pete's sake.
And unfortunately for those of that want a motorcycle with the features the Tiger 1200 has have no choice in getting something smaller because everyone thinks they need 150hp to get down the road. Maybe if BMW had made the GS an 800 from the get go there be better choices of motorcycles that got acceptable mpg instead of everyone copying there 1000cc+ formula. Meanwhile it's hard to justify something being better than my versys as a total package.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:03 PM   #974
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All this fashion talk is hilarious to me. I've always simply worn the best protective gear I could score at the time - right now it's Fieldsheer leather pants and jacket and a carbon HJC helmet with Joe Rocket emblems on closeout (yeah, I bought it all in red trim to match the bike so I guess I'm guilty as well).

I didn't realize I was going to have to re-accessorize when I got a new bike.

Even more irrelevant questions now arise:
1) Does Triumph have it's own version of the twat suit? And is it lined with whale foreskin or kidney pie?
2) When I go to Starbucks should I order tea instead of coffee?
3) Do I need to buy one of those new Arai helmets with the little duckbill on front or a $700 modular helmet? If I buy the Schuberth, are it and the bike going to be able to get along? Or, if I hang my helmet on the mirror will I return to find it tossed onto the ground?
4) How soon will I need the big metal panniers and top box? Will I be shunned if I dare use my soft luggage at first? Will it suffice if I just put a Union Jack sticker on the soft stuff?
5) Is there an aftermarket remote alarm system available that plays, "God Save the Queen" when I arm it?

Damn! All this posing is going to be expensive...
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:13 PM   #975
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You don't need a 300 mile range to go on an 'adventure'.

This comes up with every new ADV type bike - the fuel capacity is never enough for some. Triumph (and others) are in a no-win situation when they design new bikes. What's enough capacity for some is not enough for others - why should those of us who don't need 300 miles ranges have to suffer with a huge (and more often than not, pig-ugly) tank ? I'm sure that's how Triumph see it - you may not want to strap extra tanks to your bike but, you have that option (there are so many these days).

This whole bigger is better is just BS - Ted Simon was quite happy going round the world on a 650 twin for pete's sake.
Well, they do advertise these dual sports as "adventure bikes" with pictures of'm traversing that back country. Many on here say most dual sports are asphalt pounders & never see dirt. Probably so,but some do like dirt--more remote the better & gas is a consideration. Carrying gas in jugs can be dangerous(one gallon going off all at once equals 2 sticks of dine-0-mite) and takes up space( I carry'em). I'll trade dozens of cup holders for a gallon of gas. Just sayin.
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