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Old 12-25-2011, 08:19 PM   #1111
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OK WHAT ARE we talking about in dollars?
$15,699.00 USD + shipping, tax, documents, whatever...
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:55 AM   #1112
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Thanks.

I got to examine and sit on one at the Long Beach bike show earlier this month and I must say it is very nice. Huge bike, though. That thing is massive! It is a road bike, period. (No knock, just say'n)

The one thing that struck me is the large center hump in the gas tank. The brochure shows a tank bag, but it would seem the hump is so large that any kind of tank bag will not allow you to see the instrument cluster.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:04 AM   #1113
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Well, I sure like the idea of the Hall effect sensors at the twistgrip, instead of the (stupid) throttle cables on the "ride-by-wire" Multistrada (for which idiot Ducati didn't see fit to furnish the software for cruise control).

However, the comments on the sheer size of the Explorer are disconcerting...

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Old 12-26-2011, 10:04 AM   #1114
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I'm just looking forward to reading some ride reports and seeing the thing in person. Probably won't get to see one till they hit showrooms :(
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:56 PM   #1115
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but it would seem the hump is so large that any kind of tank bag will not allow you to see the instrument cluster.
how tall are you?
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:38 AM   #1116
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Thanks.

I got to examine and sit on one at the Long Beach bike show earlier this month and I must say it is very nice. Huge bike, though. That thing is massive! It is a road bike, period. (No knock, just say'n)

The one thing that struck me is the large center hump in the gas tank. The brochure shows a tank bag, but it would seem the hump is so large that any kind of tank bag will not allow you to see the instrument cluster.
You need a sculpted bag like the bags connection "city " bag not an issue then
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:57 AM   #1117
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Fwiw, MCN (UK) conducted an online poll to find the most anticipated 'adventure' bike of 2012.

The 1200 came first, by some margin: 43% to the XTourer's 14% and BMW Rallye's 13%.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:37 PM   #1118
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BMW Rallye's 13%.
Haven't heard of that bike. I googled but didn't find anything. More info?
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:56 PM   #1119
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Haven't heard of that bike. I googled but didn't find anything. More info?
It's the white GS with the red frame...

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Old 12-30-2011, 09:58 PM   #1120
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It says in the article that it is an all new engine. If they made the new motor as smooth as the Tiger 800 - that would be an amazing engine. Smooth as glass with 137 horses! They also mounted the alternator behind the engine. The engine should not be much wider than the 800.
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:06 AM   #1121
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2012 - the year of the X12! Can't wait to get my butt in the seat of this thing and see if it lives up to the specs and pics! Though it will be summer before it makes it across the pond, at least I get to live vicariously through the Euro inmates who are going to get their hands on it first.

Come on Triumph throw us a lifeline here with some pricing info for the U.S.!
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:38 PM   #1122
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2012 - the year of the X12! Can't wait to get my butt in the seat of this thing and see if it lives up to the specs and pics! Though it will be summer before it makes it across the pond, at least I get to live vicariously through the Euro inmates who are going to get their hands on it first.

Come on Triumph throw us a lifeline here with some pricing info for the U.S.!
my local triumph dealer (total triumph) anticipate a demo X12 being available in mid march - must admit to thinking the 1050 looks better and the xc800 would be more fun ............... what am I like !
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:41 PM   #1123
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my local triumph dealer (total triumph) anticipate a demo X12 being available in mid march - must admit to thinking the 1050 looks better and the xc800 would be more fun ............... what am I like !
Thing is, we won't really know until someone gets to ride the thing... By-the-by - I was all but sold on the 1050 until I saw the press release for the X12 and I was smitten... It's really what I've been hoping for (specs and pics) so time will tell...
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:23 AM   #1124
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Thing is, we won't really know until someone gets to ride the thing... By-the-by - I was all but sold on the 1050 until I saw the press release for the X12 and I was smitten... It's really what I've been hoping for (specs and pics) so time will tell...

I've been exchanging info with Triumph USA based here in Newnan, GA. They said pricing will be out in late January and models hit the dealer in May.

I quizzed them on more details and it appears that the parent company is keeping all the real numbers under wraps for now.

They also confirmed that the unit on tour right now is a non-running mock-up.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:59 AM   #1125
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I've been exchanging info with Triumph USA based here in Newnan, GA. They said pricing will be out in late January and models hit the dealer in May.

I quizzed them on more details and it appears that the parent company is keeping all the real numbers under wraps for now.

They also confirmed that the unit on tour right now is a non-running mock-up.
Good info - Thanks!
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