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. Scaredofthedirt

    Scaredofthedirt Been here awhile

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    Would it be greedy to have a Daytona, Scrambler, 955 Tiger, 800xc and 1200xc in the garage? :D

    Now where did I leave that winning lotto ticket........?
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  2. Hogslayer

    Hogslayer motomaniac

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    I like the looks so far will have to wait and see when it comes out. Sold my Speedy and if all goes well in the next couple of years I will be looking at this bike or maybe the Stelvio as my next bike.

    I don't care about the bike for offroad thats what my DR is for ,I just want a good two up bike with a standard sitting position for long rides and every day bike.
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  3. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    Anybody else notice the bolt on passenger pegs? :wink:


    After my brush with an 800XC I came away thinking I might be interested in the roadie version at some point as it was such a competent bike. If they can keep this on track with the 800 roadie idea, just with more grunt and keep weight to around Strom levels I might be a sucker for it.

    Could fit well in the garage next to the 800GS.....(dare I say it) an upgraded strom? It's early yet, but I love this wait game as I'm always looking for something better.
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  4. hANNAbONE

    hANNAbONE Been here awhile

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    the mill alone will put that Strom to bed... :wink:
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  5. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    A couple of alternative views..

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  6. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    Arrow can..

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  7. Strada

    Strada Tally Ho!

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    I really hope it's not another exact copy of a BMW GS :cry
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  8. Shado

    Shado Rough Rider

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    Its looking sweet, this weeks MCN has the scoop.
    [​IMG]:D
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  9. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    Definitely another interesting new bike from Triumph, it had better be extremely competent and well sorted, what with BMW's new from the ground up, water cooled boxer in the works.

    Hopefully sooner rather than later, this new powerplant will be utilized in a pure sport touring format as well. I'm tired of tall bikes, here on the gusty prairies...

    Subscribed ! :lurk

    996DL
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  10. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    If you mean a pure sport tourer - don't count on it. The Sprint ST/GT are now run out models. The only new bikes in the offing are the Tiger and the new RT style Trophy.
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  11. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    Bingo, this is the modular offshoot I would've had in mind. I might be a little behind, what's the powerplant to be used in this Trophy model ?

    996DL
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  12. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    It's the same (new) big cc triple. Allegedly 140bhp and gobs of torque.

    Tiger 1200 for 2012, and then Trophy 1200 for 2013, I think.
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  13. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    Rumour has it that it'll be a derivative of the new Tiger motor - somewhere around 1200cc. 140 bhp has been mentioned. Happy days ahead for the triple crowd..

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  14. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    Thanks guys, my memory isn't what it used to be ! :gerg Yes that test mule photo of the Trophy rings a bell, I'll have to track down it's adv thread and subscribe as well.

    A lot of new iron coming down the pipeline, it'll help deal with the off season. :vardy :*sip*

    996DL
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  15. Duke63

    Duke63 n00b

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    Disappointed that the Tiger 1200 appears not to have radial brakes. The brakes seemed liked the weak point of the 800 Tiger when i tested one.
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  16. PizzaHog

    PizzaHog Thought Criminal

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    ...so, shouldn't this thread be moved to Road Warriors? :deal
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  17. capriccio

    capriccio Long timer

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    More than the 800XC, if you want light they've got your bike already and prepped for shipping, DUDE.
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  18. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    Not so with my 800XC ABS, brakes on this bike are better then most others. No need for radial brakes, it's not a super sport or a super bike.

    Regards, Paul
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  19. crazyman

    crazyman Exiled to the swamp

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    Ya know, as soon as I get my mind made up about getting an 800XC, they go and tease me with a 1200 adventure and a Trophy. Come on ! Now what am I supposed to do ? :huh:lol3
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  20. Podman

    Podman Rocketman

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    Don't see any jugs hanging out so doubt if it is an exact copy. Triple sweet engine also. Won't move you sideways when you blip the throttle.:clap
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