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Old 01-24-2015, 03:43 PM   #1
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The first 800xcx in Northeast Florida...

is mine!

I am S T O K E D !

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Old 01-24-2015, 04:34 PM   #2
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Yeah, rub it in...
So, what was the base price?
What accessories were added?
Price with accessories?
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:58 PM   #3
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is mine!

I am S T O K E D !

Have you ridden the original 800xc? If so looking forward to reports of how they comepare. If not still looking forward to see what you think of it. Seriously considering this for my next bike.
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:58 PM   #4
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Sweet. Details, please.
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:14 PM   #5
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Yeah, rub it in...
So, what was the base price?
What accessories were added?
Price with accessories?
$13499.00

No accessories. I will bolt on my own farkles.

I traded in my 2010 Honda NT700V for it. I'm still in the break in period obviously but I'm already well enamored.

The 45 mile ride home from the dealer had me fighting 25-30 MPH gusts so I got knocked around a bit. The Tiger is nearly 100lbs lighter than my NT with a taller stance, but still it was an absolute pleasure thanks in no small part to the cruise control.

The throttle "sensitivity" surprised me a bit at first but I'm already used to it. I don't think it's sensitive really, but compared to the NT it's certainly more responsive.

I putted around in the yard a bit when I got home and was extremely impressed with the low-end torque. It just chugged along smoothly through wet grass, clay, sand and hard pan.

I can't wait to put more seat time in and I especially can't wait until after the 1000 mile break in.
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:21 PM   #6
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Good for you. I hope it brings you good luck. I have an XCX in my sights as I've given up on the Africa Twin. I keep bikes a long time so Honda can suggit (despite the fact that I have a 2000 and 2007 Honda).
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:23 PM   #7
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Congratulations

This is probably my next bike too as I can't wait around for the Honda TA either. And you chose the best colour!
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:58 PM   #8
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Congrats and enjoy. Go someplace besides Florida.
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:46 AM   #9
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Congratulations! I was at the dealer last Wednesday asking Nate about when 2015s were getting in and he told me they were uncrating yours that afternoon, about selling the first one, your trade, etc.

I'm thinking it's quite a contrast to an NT700 - have fun!
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:15 AM   #10
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Great bike! Congrats.

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Old 01-25-2015, 09:51 AM   #11
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Congrats!! Sweet looking machine, best color too
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:00 AM   #12
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Instant Celebrity

Okay Mattb4rd, you have achieved celebrity status, now come all the questions and folks keeping an eye on you and your prize...so keep the details a coming!

Hurry up and get through "break-in"...some folks want to read about it as they might be snowed in or what not. I know we have dealers in our region getting the Xcx's on the floor this week, so we should more activity in social media about them.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:30 AM   #13
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Too clean.......... Congrats , enjoy the new ride. Welcome to the Ambush.
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:34 PM   #14
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Congratulations! I was at the dealer last Wednesday asking Nate about when 2015s were getting in and he told me they were uncrating yours that afternoon, about selling the first one, your trade, etc.

I'm thinking it's quite a contrast to an NT700 - have fun!
Cool!

I was out of town at a conference when Nate sent me a photo of TJ or one of the guys in the back assembling it.

I left the conference a day early to make it back to Jax then that weather on Friday happened, so I had to wait until Saturday. :/

The NT was on consignment in Kingsland so I had to pick it up and ferry it to Atlantic blvd. The wind on Saturday was worse on Southside Blvd than it was on the Dames Pt bridge!

All's well that ends well as they say.

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Old 01-25-2015, 01:57 PM   #15
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Okay Mattb4rd, you have achieved celebrity status, now come all the questions and folks keeping an eye on you and your prize...so keep the details a coming!

Hurry up and get through "break-in"...some folks want to read about it as they might be snowed in or what not. I know we have dealers in our region getting the Xcx's on the floor this week, so we should more activity in social media about them.
I just got back from a 90 mile sortie.

It was really great to be able to take some of the unpaved roads that I have avoided for years on the NT. We had a lot of rain in the area on Friday so I was a little concerned about deep ruts, but I was able to squeeze around the edges in the really nasty spots. (Can't get her too dirty just yet)

I've been strictly a tarmac rider for the last 4 years so that feeling of my front wheel dancing around on dirt is going to take a little getting used to, but the Tiger made me feel confident. I just kept my elbows and grip a little loose, my knees bent and my rear towards the rear and buzzed along at ~ 40 - 45 MPH right down a log road all the way to Kings Ferry.

I couldn't resist the occasional throttle blip to break the rear end loose and of course I immediately checked the mirror to view the "damage".

All of this was in "Off Road" mode, by the way. I am a little curious about how different it will behave if I turn off ABS and Traction Control completely.

More soon. I have a GoPro and I know how to use it.

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