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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by dutchie, Sep 17, 2010.
Asked at the local Dealer here in OZ...
"MYTHS! RUMORS!..All RUMORS" was the reply :huh
In most cases dealers know about as much as we do. Not saying he is wrong, but also not assuming he knows the truth.
I doubt it. Look at the wheels. If this is the road version "A la" T800 & T800XC, only the XC has the beak.
There, fixed it for you! Jokes aside, I just don't get the Beemer shaft/FD failures - How often does a Gold Wing or Concours lunch its drive in less that 50k miles? I want to like the R1200GSA, I really do. I'm willing to put up with a few quirks and expensive parts for a truly great bike, the whole FD issue is what got me considering other bikes like the KTM 990, or the Tiger. The S10 looks great, too, but Im not plunking down 14k for a sight-unseen special order.
Back on topic, with all the new possibilities out there, I've decided that my re-entry to motorcycling will be a KLR 650 for the time being, since it seems like there may be some really interesting big Adv tourers coming to the states in the next year or so. I demo'ed the 800XC, really like it, but I Tiger1200 is more in line with my wants. I'll hone my somewhat rusty skills on the KLR while the Adv market sorts itself out.
There's a piece on the new Tiger in this week's MCN (UK). Nothing much new - same old shots and some speculation Triumph may be aiming the bike between the MTS12 and the GS. No shit sherlock..
Irrespective of all the speculation, expect to see it in November at Milan and at a competitive price point.
They are doing quite well over here given how bad new sales are.
You should have a fair chance of seeing one riding around now.
Will Triumph ever quit putting the exhaust below the engine... please... Triumph, stop making the exhaust the lowest part of the bike!
Supposed to be a 2 page spread on the new Tiger 1200 in tomorrow's MCN.
What's the scuttlebutt?
Triumph is on the move and making copies of successful motorcycles at 3/4 the price. Competition is good.
Triumph is making an opposed twin?
A triple. It's worth 1.75 R engines.
I guess us Yanks will have to wait for our brethren across the Pond to clue us in - the article seems to be only in the UK version of MCN:http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/General-news/2011/September/sep0611-new-mcn/
I'm glad triumph isn't doing that annoying teaser marketing thing like they did with the 800. But at the same time, if the thing is released in November, we should definitely have some more tasty spy shots by now
Linked over from HERE
Love it already
Two thoughts, What will it weigh ? and man what a sidecar tug it would make !
That's so wrong - but i now can't get the image from my mind..
Looks great. That's one bike that may actually make me consider replacing my Tiger 1050.