The 1200 Tiger Explorer Mega Thread

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by dutchie, Sep 17, 2010.

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Explorer or Explorer/XC

  1. Explorer

  2. Explorer/xc

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  1. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    this is awesome are you in az or iowa ? or neither ? jw how close they are to the east coast

  2. Too Many Toys

    Too Many Toys Adventure Poseur

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    Me & the bike are in Iowa.
  3. moggi1964

    moggi1964 Tiger Keeper

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    Thanks NYL
  4. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    That's great news TMT! That means mine here in SW Iowa may be here soon... :clap
  5. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Latus Motors will have one or two 1200 Explorer models available this weekend for their Grand Opening celebration. :deal

    The Team Latus Racing Crew will there as well.

    9-6 Saturday
    10-5 Sunday

    Edited for the silly.
  6. GaelicDog

    GaelicDog Lesser of Two Weasels

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    That's a lot of bikes!!!
  7. moggi1964

    moggi1964 Tiger Keeper

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    No wonder they sold out so quick!

    Anyone want to charter a plane to Oregon :)
  8. element6

    element6 Adventurer

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    Got the call tonight. Mine's at the dealer, ready in a couple of days. They want to hold onto it to display it at their open house on Saturday. I was in the middle of something and couldn't talk. Planning to have a chat with them tomorrow to see when I can take it out for a spin.
  9. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    Congratulations to all expectant owners, so looking forward to realtime riding impressions trickling in...
    :wave:lurk

    996DL
  10. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    :clap:clap:clap this is very good to hear i just sold my duc so am itching for the tiger ws hoping to give someone a chance to grab my klr before i traded it but maybe ill get some news on mine this week
  11. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    element6 who is your dealer ?
  12. element6

    element6 Adventurer

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    Canandaigua Motorsports. They've got my Launch Model and are supposed to have or be getting a standard model as well. Last I heard it wasn't spoken for.
  13. Too Many Toys

    Too Many Toys Adventure Poseur

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    I know quoting your own post is a not cool, but I rearranged my schedule so I can pick up my Explorer tomorrow AM. The only bummer is that I have to haul it home, as I don't have a ride there. :(

    I will take a short ride at the dealer & a longer ride tomorrow evening!

  14. scottie boy

    scottie boy Homebrew Guru

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    Quoting yourself is perfectly acceptable when its news like this. Enjoy the new bike and report back with initial impressions.:clap
  15. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    element6 thats for the heads up i did work a deal in pa but things have changed one tradehas been sold and im offereing the other one up once thats done ill have to give them a call maybe mines taking longer cuz its not a launch model

  16. element6

    element6 Adventurer

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    I heard this same information from the dealer at one point, but the bike was delivered to them yesterday with all the launch items already installed. Only waiting on the tank bag (next week) and panniers (mid-May) to complete it as I spec'd it, with add'l labor only for installing those last two items.

    FWIW, for a while I was also hearing claims that there was to be no "Launch" bike or "SE" model in the US. Also seems to have been bad info. I also heard about a dealer add-on kit, included heated seat and grips, and maybe some other items that they were supposed to get as a special promotional item, but details were sketchy.

    Going to go ride it in an hour or so.

    Dave
  17. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Just wondering if anybody has heard specific info about the differences between the 800 & 1200? I know they are completely different engines, but you would think they share some engineering.
    For example: the trans on the 1200 can be removed with just a few bolts. The whole tranny slides out for easy access. I know for sure my 800 does not.
  18. Too Many Toys

    Too Many Toys Adventure Poseur

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    Just picked up my Explorer today. Only took about 10 minute/5-6 miles test drive as I needed to be back at the office for a meeting. From that short ride-
    It's awesome. Motor seems electric, all torque from idle up. Sounds great. It's heavier then a GS but feels lighter. I can even get both feet on the ground. I think it's only shortfall is a small fuel tank. Sounds like only 150-180 mile range B4 reserve. Did I mention the sound? :D

    I will post a better RR when able. Gotta say, it looks better in person then pics, IMO. Below are some quicky iPhone pics-

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  19. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Also, for anyone who has seen both, are the handguards on the explorer larger than the tiger 800's and if so does it look like the explorer ones would fit the 800?
    (I know the 1050's fit the 800)
  20. Garyrr

    Garyrr n00b

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    Cangradulations....I have the same color beast on order. Just got my vin assigned today. 2 more weeks :(::(: I heard Triumph last minute redesigned the tank and thats why these bikes are late. They were to big and bulbous looking. I just saw a show that was taped about 8 months ago and the host was at the Triumph plant and we has talking about the new Explorer model having a huge gas tank and 115 hp. Sounds like Triumph did the right thing and bumped up HP and made her look better. I have a Speed Triple and despite the weight the bike is just as fast...too me anyway.

    Good luck with her!!! :clap

    Would you mind PMing me with your deal when you have time. I want to see what the dealers are charging for the launch pack.

    Thanks..