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Old 01-09-2012, 08:21 AM   #1171
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Maybe the title of this discussion should be changed to Tiger Explorer?
I think its safe to say its a reality now.
Or, "Whinging about the Tiger Explorer's perceived problems, despite not having been on one yet."

Or, "How using the Tiger Explorer outside of it's design specs will show why it's such a lame, pathetic bike."

Or my favorite, "It's not a freakin' dirt bike - get over it!"

I still think discussion regarding this should be moved to Road Warriors.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:21 AM   #1172
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Cool, thanks man.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:32 AM   #1173
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Or my favorite, "It's not a freakin' dirt bike - get over it!"
Rumour has it, that the upcoming w/c GS is only 30kg heavier than the Tenere, won't feature cruise control as an option, so as not to offend purists, but will come equipped with an electric windshield and a gimbal supported coffee holder...

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Old 01-09-2012, 10:48 AM   #1174
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Rumour has it, that the upcoming w/c GS is only 30kg heavier than the Tenere, won't feature cruise control as an option, so as not to offend purists, but will come equipped with an electric windshield and a gimbal supported Starbucks branded coffee holder...

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Old 01-09-2012, 11:34 AM   #1175
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Or my favorite, "It's not a freakin' dirt bike - get over it!"
I still think discussion regarding this should be moved to Road Warriors.
Dunno ... with a 19" front, thinking it could match a Vstrom 1000 off road. If Triumph manage to give it a bit more ground clearance ... then it's a Beast not a Road Warrior. Not a dirt bike? Obviously. But may be OK on mild dirt and gravel tracks with the right pilot on board.

The Tiger Explorer is just a another way to package a Sport Touring bike. Different look and spin ... but same basic elements for sport touring, two up, in comfort with the ADV panache thrown in to market it.

As an Adventure Travel bike? Should be fine if your adventures are mostly 1st world. Makes me cringe to imagine any bikes in this class roughing it for any length of time. As Luxo tourers? Perfect. Starbuck's for Coffee in the AM? See ya there!
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #1176
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have there been any more actual real details on this yet?

specifically valve clearance checks? what does the "10,000 mile service interval" actually mean, 10,000 mile oil changes?

do we know when details are supposed to be out? im done with the appetiser, bring on the meat and potato already.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:20 PM   #1177
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As an Adventure Travel bike? Should be fine if your adventures are mostly 1st world. Makes me cringe to imagine any bikes in this class roughing it for any length of time. As Luxo tourers? Perfect. Starbuck's for Coffee in the AM? See ya there!

What I am seeing is that it will be perfect for most of Northern Mexico where you can stay on paved roads most of the time but need skid plates for transitions off the roads, through parking lots, topes, and through the inevitable Mexican road construction zones.

While it should manage a dirt road or street every so often, obviously the 800 XC would be a better choice for extensive dirt roads.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:12 PM   #1178
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Man, its heavy everywhere. Just another street bike unfortunately. The new 1000 Versys was way cooler, much lighter, much cheaper but unfortunately a 17 inch hoop on the front. Just another street bike. Man put a 19 incher on there and I'd be all over it.
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Makes you wonder if this entire genre is invisible to Kawasaki, doesn't it? A 19 on the front of this and the 650 Versys opens up the customer base and competes with Suzuki. Makes no sense to me.
I know it should be the subject of another thread, but I'd have to agree with both of these comments, get off the dinky front wheel syndrome Kawi. And bring the Versys 1000 to the states, now instead of god knows when, give us Yanks a chance dang it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:19 PM   #1179
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Or one could look at it from the perspective that kawi is catering to those that realize the 19" front won't be used to its potential. And kawi is going after the hole in the market the high end companies overlook.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:57 PM   #1180
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Dunno ... with a 19" front, thinking it could match a Vstrom 1000 off road. If Triumph manage to give it a bit more ground clearance ... then it's a Beast not a Road Warrior. Not a dirt bike? Obviously. But may be OK on mild dirt and gravel tracks with the right pilot on board.

The Tiger Explorer is just a another way to package a Sport Touring bike. Different look and spin ... but same basic elements for sport touring, two up, in comfort with the ADV panache thrown in to market it.

As an Adventure Travel bike? Should be fine if your adventures are mostly 1st world. Makes me cringe to imagine any bikes in this class roughing it for any length of time. As Luxo tourers? Perfect. Starbuck's for Coffee in the AM? See ya there!
This man is a genius.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:04 PM   #1181
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Vstrom 1000 off road.



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Old 01-09-2012, 06:43 PM   #1182
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:52 AM   #1183
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It is a mega comfortable road bike cunningly disguised as an "adventure" bike.

It ticks ALL the boxes for me.

I want one.

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Old 01-10-2012, 02:39 AM   #1184
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It is a mega comfortable road bike cunningly disguised as an "adventure" bike.

It ticks ALL the boxes for me.

I want one.

Ditto...
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:11 AM   #1185
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Ditto...
same here!
enough foreplay now Triumph - pricing and launch bike spec please?!
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