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. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    Asked at the local Dealer here in OZ...
    "MYTHS! RUMORS!..All RUMORS" was the reply :huh
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  2. A Knight Who Says Ni

    A Knight Who Says Ni Been here awhile

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    In most cases dealers know about as much as we do. Not saying he is wrong, but also not assuming he knows the truth.
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  3. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I doubt it. Look at the wheels. If this is the road version "A la" T800 & T800XC, only the XC has the beak.
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  4. Celtic Curmudgeon

    Celtic Curmudgeon Indiana Jones wanabe

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    There, fixed it for you! :D 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.
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  5. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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  6. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    You should have a fair chance of seeing one riding around now.
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  7. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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  8. TriTi

    TriTi Tiger Adventurer

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    Will Triumph ever quit putting the exhaust below the engine... please... Triumph, stop making the exhaust the lowest part of the bike!
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  9. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    Supposed to be a 2 page spread on the new Tiger 1200 in tomorrow's MCN.
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  10. Barman

    Barman Way Offline

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  11. capriccio

    capriccio Long timer

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    Triumph is on the move and making copies of successful motorcycles at 3/4 the price. Competition is good.
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  12. slipknot

    slipknot Been here awhile

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    Triumph is making an opposed twin?
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  13. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Even better.

    A triple. It's worth 1.75 R engines.
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  14. PizzaHog

    PizzaHog Thought Criminal

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  15. A Knight Who Says Ni

    A Knight Who Says Ni Been here awhile

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    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
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  16. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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    Linked over from HERE

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  17. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Love it already :clap
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  18. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Two thoughts, What will it weigh ? and man what a sidecar tug it would make !
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  19. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    That's so wrong - but i now can't get the image from my mind..:D
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  20. Socrates

    Socrates Been here awhile

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    Looks great. That's one bike that may actually make me consider replacing my Tiger 1050.
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