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. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    +1. I know how y'all feel.
    I put $1000 down on a black XC non-ABS in November 2010. When the first 800s showed up, I did not get one. After bitching for weeks, I got a white XC ABS. Weeks after everybody else. I will never preorder anything from Triumph again.
  2. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    Dont tell me these things I will be ver unhappy if i takes longer then the dae i was quoted may 14th. im already being impaient and the duc hasnt left my garage yet

  3. Climb14er

    Climb14er Jazz Aficionado

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    Stopped by the local Triumph dealer this morning. They got in the Explorer yesterday. Blue model, black on order to arrive in May.

    Was able to get the balls of my feet down, 31 inch inseam in boat shoes. In Wesco and Aerostitch Combat Lites, should be able to flat foot. Didn't know which setting the seat was in.

    Nice looking bike, clean lines... dealer is asking MSRP plus $1100.00 shipping and prep. The sales manager said he'll come down once he's got bikes in and IF they don't move.

    He didn't order any launch packages... to maximize his return by selling all the 'stuff' separately.

    I like the looks of the bike and looking forward to actual reviews by inmates and others who will put it through its paces.
  4. moggi1964

    moggi1964 Tiger Keeper

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    Don't like the sound of your dealer, mind you.

    Seems a bit 'it's all about the money'.

    Sigh!
  5. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    no kidding this makes me feel better about the deal i got
  6. Climb14er

    Climb14er Jazz Aficionado

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    Totally agree. Have never bought a bike from them. They sell Guzi, Aprila, Ducati. And Triumph.

    The conversation left a 'not so good' feeling in me.
  7. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    First impression WOW!!! :deal





    more later I am tired.. Today was Latus Motors Triumph World after hour invitation only Grand Opening. 14 hours of bikes beer and pizza...
  8. DakarBlues

    DakarBlues One-everythinged man

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    Went at Donelson Cycles in Saint-Louis, MO and saw a blue Explorer with the launch package. They received it beginning of afternoon and had it sold before the end of the day.
    A very fine bike indeed.
  9. Bryn

    Bryn Leicester England

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    Just to keep you guys across the pond interested.... Mine had its 500 first service Thursday... so according to the tech guy its all systems go now :D

    Gets better with every ride.... all I'm waiting on is the heated grips ... on back order. As I'm around 10 miles from the factory they shouldn't take that long :wink:

    Managed to hard wire the Satnav and Autocom in to the feed for the rear heated seat ... now it all powers up once the engine is running... that's freed up the Accessory socket :nod

    Givi Trekker 33L case looks good on it . Once the frames are made the top case becomes a side case .
    [​IMG]
  10. jvo

    jvo n00b

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    I am guessing that this dealer is located somewhat in the area of Coors Field ...

    Might want to try the ones in Lakewood or Loveland.
  11. Climb14er

    Climb14er Jazz Aficionado

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    You got that right!

    I did want to try the closest dealer though.
  12. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    Are there any dealers in Southeast that would at least waive all applicable fees or sell below MSRP on new Explorer??? Mine, here in Raleigh area doesn't budge...
  13. GaelicDog

    GaelicDog Lesser of Two Weasels

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    So far I am hearing MSRP, fees vary between dealerships. Too early into the game to get too good of a deal. Captain Obvious here! The dealers that have 6 coming and one just sitting on the floor is more like deal than the dealership that's selling them as fast as he can uncrate them.
  14. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    If you want one buy one. If not then don't. I do not like to see a huge mark-up on things but if a dealership asks for a few hundred dollars more and someone throws money at them.... (the $495 cost listed on the web-site right next to the MSRP is a real cost and should be paid by the consumer IMO)

    It will help offset the ones that want to buy it later below MSRP.
  15. ekms377

    ekms377 The 2-Stroke Guy

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    Heavier than a GS????
  16. moggi1964

    moggi1964 Tiger Keeper

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    Having a dealer tell us things like "the $495 cost is a real cost" helps in the decision making process. When I see all these 'extra' costs it makes me think of the latest scam, buying your tickets online for an event:

    Ticket Price = X
    Transaction Cost
    Delivery Cost (even if you print them at home)
    Venue Fee
    Total Cost = Y

    Given that none of those is an avoidable fee I don't get how they can advertise a ticket at X when you have to pay Y.

    So thanks, Dakez, for clearing up that particular fee.
  17. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    Here what I got

    Bike- 15699.00 (bike with launch kit-16999.00)
    Freight-495.00
    Prep-225.00
    Tax-492.57
    Doc-283.00
    Tags-55.00
    Total-17259.57 (18559.57 with launch kit)

    Then you need to buy things like tank and top bag, side racks and panniers, heating grips and such so...
  18. moggi1964

    moggi1964 Tiger Keeper

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    Looks like Triumph Metuchen have an Explorer in; a black one! Picture on their FB page.

    So close and yet so far (I picked a different dealer about the same distance in the opposite direction) :huh
  19. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    "$15,699*Actual price determined by dealer. Price excludes taxes, license, options and $495 in destination/handling charges Prices and specifications subject to change without notice."


    Add $1000 for the Launch Pack. (good deal for what you get IMO)

    A reasonable set-up fee is also not a bad thing if they are actually thorough and fixing things that may have been missed or overlooked at the factory.

    From everything I have read, the triples as shipped have not always been dialed in as well as they could have been. If this is something that is addressed by the dealership then I think a reasonable fee is not outside of acceptable fees.

    These things are assembled by humans and as such mistakes can be made. A good tech will catch them before the bike gets put on the showroom floor.
  20. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    Wow, you're putting a lot of faith in the mechanics in the back of the dealerships.

    My general point of view is that these extra fees are completely bogus. If there is a $495 delivery fee for every motorcycle, add that to the MSRP. If the dealership needs to take an hour to assemble the bike, add that labor to the MSRP. Another 2 hours to go over every bolt? Add that to the MSRP.

    If it's left up to the dealerships, the numbers will get fudged, not by all, but by enough to cause every reasonable person to try to haggle them down.

    Milk must be shipped to the grocery store, but you don't see a delivery fee on that. Some employee had to take it from the truck, and set it on the shelf, yet there is no setup charge. Why? It's incorporated into the cost... like just about every other product on the planet, except vehicles.