Need advice 800xc purchase

Discussion in 'Australia' started by ollie xc, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. ollie xc

    ollie xc Adventurer

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    First post, I'm looking at joining you adventuring folk and I need some advice.

    I've found a triumph 800xc for a decent price, it's advertised as 2013 floor stock but not 100% that it is a 2013 model. Can anyone confirm for me if there are any differences between 2013 and 2012 models and how to tell the difference?

    Thanks in advance people, look forward to seeing you about the place
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  2. podge NT

    podge NT Podge NT

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    Look at the compliance plate
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  3. ollie xc

    ollie xc Adventurer

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    Cheers, seemed like a redundant question but I though I read somewhere it was a run number on the plate and not a date, guessing it was another bike. Haven't had a look at the plate on one.
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  4. rjf

    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    You could be right, a lot of manufacturers release new year models before the start of the calendar year.

    There area fair few Tiger owners in the oz forum, but maybe ask the differences between model years in the beasts section too -

    http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=5
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  5. Aussie Trev

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    Apparently it's complicated as the rules for each world zone vary. It also seems that Triumph, like most manufacturers, begin to mark next year's model from about August. If you Google search 'Triumph tiger 800XC VIN number' and scroll down a few hits to one that tells you how to decifer the VIN numbers to determine year of manufacture. Good luck.
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  6. Ockrocket

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    If you consider it to be a "bargain price" for a 2012 then you are ahead, if it is a "decent price" for a 2013 but borderline for a 2012 then it is marginal.

    BUT...... more importantly, is it THE bike you WANT.....and are you willing to pay the price they are asking for it?

    If that bike will "do it" for you then go for it. :deal

    Buying a particular bike is part common sense and being capable of doing what you want, and part of it is visceral.
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  7. Tiggs

    Tiggs Dreamin of Adventure

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    The 11th digit in the VIN determines the year. 2010 'A' 2011 'B' 2012 'C' 2013 'D'.
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  8. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Looks like My 11th is a C which should make it a 2012 but I saw it in the Flinders in August 2011 and I know that the then owner had owned it for a few months at least...:eek1

    I might get in there with a torch and check it out.....

    EDIT: my 11th digit is definitely a C.....also has a black frame.....and was delivered into Oz around mid 2011.
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    Bloody girls bikes anyway.........
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  10. AllOrds

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    Silver frame 2011, Black Frames start at 2012
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  11. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    I used to think that was the case too, but the Poms were told of a factory change from silver to graphite black frames in March 2011. My early 2011 has the black frame.. all very confusing.:scratch

    If the original poster follows the advice of Podge and checks the dates on the compliance plate he will get the info he is seeking.
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  12. Big Willy

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    Or she :D
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  13. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    An assumption on my part, and probably incorrect....thanks BW, and apologies to MaggieL if female...:doh

    Now I understand PBee's post.....
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    You have a 2012 AU model.

    My bike was organized through Triumph AU, all the 800's and 800XC's in the country at that time (2011) had silver frames. When my bike rocked up i peaked inside the container and said to the guys "its got a black frame". They thought i was shitting them. They looked it up and said "shit its a 2012".

    Samething with the WR250R i had, got it the first year , basically the first shipment when they were only in blue or white (2008 i think??)......Stamped 2007 but AU never had the bikes in 2007
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  15. gavo

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    Check the compliance plate, this will tell you what you want to know relevant to Australia. If you like it and are prepared to pay the money they ask, buy it, then stop looking because you'll always find a better deal after you've bought.
    There's actually a recognized psychological condition were people anal-ize so much over getting the best price they never really enjoy their purchase because they think they could have done better. Enjoy your new bike:D
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  16. podge NT

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    Right on.
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  17. wairau

    wairau south pacific itinerant

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    Similar question has been asked in beasts, triumph rat and triumph.uk forums. If anything, its just colours that may have changed. Same bike.

    Nothing mentioned on Triumph website about changes either.
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  18. Aussie Trev

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    Looking at the compiance plate must be the best advice to the original poster, and the only way to tell what year bike she's got in front of her. But I agree with the suggestion that if the deal fits then buy it - and BTW, you won't regret it.:wink:

    Footnote: If mine was built in March 2011 and has the VIN for a 2012 model and the frame colour of a 2012 model then life is not made any easier by Mr Triumph.:scratch
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    :roflYou could have done worse, you could have had a 2011 build date with a 2011 specked model.
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  20. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Good point!:lol3

    But, would it have been any different? Just makes it confusing.
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