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Old 10-05-2011, 01:40 PM   #91
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I'll go test ride one when they come out. I have already tried the XC800, Ducati MS12, Yam S10 - I hope the big Tigger will have as much poke as the Ducati but in reality expect them to aim at beating the GS & Yam - which probably wouldn't make me want to trade in the Uly.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:51 PM   #92
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A Uly!

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Old 10-06-2011, 05:30 AM   #93
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I have already tried the XC800, Ducati MS12, Yam S10
make a brief comparison of the bikes.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:48 AM   #94
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That would be a sweet bike. I can’t imagine adding 400cc to the Tiger800, it must rip your head off
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:59 AM   #95
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Based on the on-paper specs, this is the only competition that the Honda 1200 X-Tourer has for my $$. Can't wait to see the hands-on comparisons - and any test rides I can scam.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:30 AM   #96
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I'll go test ride one when they come out. I have already tried the XC800, Ducati MS12, Yam S10 - I hope the big Tigger will have as much poke as the Ducati but in reality expect them to aim at beating the GS & Yam - which probably wouldn't make me want to trade in the Uly.
So you think the Uly has more poke than those mentioned? The Uly is all I know but its not being compared to new stuff as its unavailable unless someone gives one up. I like mine but never been together with anyone on those bikes mentioned. I`m thinking the Uly was ahead of its time and compares well to these pricey new units.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:41 AM   #97
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I ride a Uly and have test ridden both the 800 Tiger and the S10. The Uly has better low end torque and than either.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:16 AM   #98
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I ride a Uly and have test ridden both the 800 Tiger and the S10. The Uly has better low end torque and than either.
Cripes, a 1200cc twin ought to have more low end torque than an 800cc triple.

I understand the comparison with the Tenere; those are more equal terms.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:55 PM   #99
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make a brief comparison of the bikes.
XC800: neat, all rounder - good value

Ducati MS12: fast, good handling sports-tourer - expensive

Yam S10: feels slow, easy to ride - not cheap

p.s Tunono V4 - fekin fast, thirsty and hard suspension

you did say brief
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:58 PM   #100
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Not even close!
I'm in the market for something to possibly replace the Uly - the MST12 is the only one that exceeds expectations so far but not enough to pay out £14K.

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Old 10-06-2011, 11:23 PM   #101
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Having owned a Ulysses for many years and a MS1200, I'd recommend you try the Benelli Tre-K (1130 or 899 depending on your preference).
Apart from the MS1200 Ducati, it's the only Adventure-type bike that comes close in terms of handling and braking - the KTM SMT is quite good but very expensive.
Recently tried the new Guzzi Stelvio and that is a very nice machine too but not quite in the top set for H&B - it was much better that the 1200 Yamaha, which I really didn't like.
The Benelli's are around £6.5k at the moment.
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:25 AM   #102
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Internet gossip has the new Tiger / Adventurer scheduled for a press launch around October 24th. All new triple motor with 136bhp...interesting...
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:08 AM   #103
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triples...love them!

After having a 1050 tiger triple I cannot imagine how "sweet" this dual sport bike will be. I am sure it will be heavy, like a bmw gs, but a lot more dependable. After all these years the Germans still cannot get their driveshaft problems solved. My 1200 GT leaked a week after I bought it. It did get fixed but it makes you wonder about quality control/design.

Looking forward to seeing this bike at the New York bike show in January.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:40 AM   #104
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Internet gossip has the new Tiger / Adventurer scheduled for a press launch around October 24th. All new triple motor with 136bhp...interesting...
Mentioned the 1200 to my Triumph Dealer a few months back when in the shop buying the wife a helmet...
He knew nothing of any 1200,any time soon...
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:56 AM   #105
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I am sure it will be heavy, like a bmw gs
We would be very lucky if it is as heavy as a GS.

Sadly it will be heavy like a Yamaha S10.
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