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Old 10-11-2011, 08:26 AM   #106
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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...

of course not, they want you to buy an 800
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:40 AM   #107
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We would be very lucky if it is as heavy as a GS.

Sadly it will be heavy like a Yamaha S10.
Is there a light 1,200cc anywhere?
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:56 AM   #108
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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...

The dealers are the LAST to know about stuff like this. Or, at least, they're the last to start talking about it, if they DO know anything.

If the dealer where I got my Triumph (Foothills Triumph/BMW in Lakewood, Colorado) is any indicator, they live only in the present (and maybe the immediate future)... probably due to being focused on moving inventory on hand. Can't expect them to start talking to a prospective sale about a new 1200 Tiger when they're sitting on 3 1050 Tigers, now can you?
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:04 AM   #109
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Is there a light 1,200cc anywhere?
Depends upon what you consider to be light.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:08 AM   #110
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Is there a light 1,200cc anywhere?
BMW's HP2E and KTM's 950SE were such huge sellers, that both companies had to discontinue them...

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Old 10-11-2011, 12:09 PM   #111
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Is there a light 1,200cc anywhere?
The HP2 Megamoto! 199 kgs with a full tank of fuel. A torque beast
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:25 PM   #112
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Is there a light 1,200cc anywhere?
Buell Ulysses = 475 lb (215 kg) wet weight.

Also discontinued.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:56 PM   #113
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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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Sound advice - I checked out the Benelli's & they are doing some cracking deals (more cheese Gromet).

Jus gotta find a Benelli pusher now.

cheers Bud

p.s. I want to keep the Uly - it still makes me smile.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:28 PM   #114
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I find it a teeny bit odd that Triumph had so much build up to the unveiling of the 800s and we've seen nothing from them on the 1200.

I also find it odd that not everybody likes beer.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:38 AM   #115
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BMW's HP2E and KTM's 950SE were such huge sellers, that both companies had to discontinue them...

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The HP2 Megamoto! 199 kgs with a full tank of fuel. A torque beast
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Buell Ulysses = 475 lb (215 kg) wet weight.

Also discontinued.

So maybe they were discontinued because....... they were too light!
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:32 AM   #116
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So maybe they were discontinued because....... they were too light!
Yeah they had to much power for their weight so many a rider was backflipped
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:59 AM   #117
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Yeah they had to much power for their weight so many a rider was backflipped
OH NO! Somebody please make it stop.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:38 AM   #118
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Is there a light 1,200cc anywhere?
The KTM 990 SMT isn't a 1200, but makes more power than the BMW or Buell 1200s and it is quite light (and feels even lighter). The MTS1200 has huge power and is rather light and its excellent suspension, brakes and monster-motor keep it light feeling on its feet.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:41 AM   #119
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Is there a light 1,200cc anywhere?
My 1198 seems to think it's light.
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:14 PM   #120
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Header pipes?

it sure looks like there are 4 header pipes in the second picture, what's up?
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Heard from a reliable Euro source ("Deep Throat" passed it along) that we could be getting official Triumph pre-release materials as early as next month.

Sounds like they'll be releasing the new 1200 Tiger AND 1200 Trophy at the same time.

I don't expect the final version of the Tiger 1200 to look like the "spy shot" below and am hoping it'll be sporting a 9 gallon tank like the new BMW GS Adventure.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...rs-completion/


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