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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by danger_dave, May 29, 2006.
I felt good for you reading that!
I got to see one that had stopped in at the BMW dealership. It is as sharp looking in person as it is in the photos.
It was getting most of the attention from the riders who had stopped in on there way to a BMW Rally nearby. The owner was kind enough to let me sit on it and I quizzed him some.
As much as I liked it, I decided it just wasn't the bike for me and decided to get the 1200GS. I apologize to those of you who were depending on me to get it, review it for a few months, and then unload here in pristine condition.
It was my idea... I had dibbs.
Oh well. I'll give it 3 months and there will be a scrambler in the garage. 3 and a half months from now and I'll have a new one that has been loving cared for and broken in.
Look on the bright side here
Anyone want a R1200GS in 7 months with Farkles? Talk to Eeyore in February 07. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
Damn you Danger Dave!
I just signed on the dotted line for a new Scrambler and it's all your fault.
I should have the bike by next weekend.
<G> I hope you enjoy it indeed. Lovely motocycle. Colour?
um.... you totally misspellled color
Pity you guys assume you can corrupt any language, yep "colour" it is if you can speeeel, or if you live on any side of the pond but yours!
No I didn't - I speak English.
I speak 'merican.
Lowest common denominator baby!
The US of A's contribution to the world.
I'd prefer a '64 Mustang.
or an '06 Road King Custom thanks.
My '04 Road King Custom is for sale.
Seems like we have similar taste in bikes.
I'll let your speeeling errors go.
Don't do me any 'favours' - but you know I like to be the 'centre' of attention.
How may 'kilometers' on the Roadie ;-)
what are these kilometers you speak of?
miles, baby, miles!!!!
16,000 of 'em
and custom beveled floorboards.
great bike though. if you have the means i highly recommend it.
Big fan - my 'favourite' H-D (after the XB12X - ooh can 'o worms). Have quite a bit of saddle time testing them. I have access to the local H-D rental fleet and occasionally abuse the privilege.
What gets me is the guys that say 'Harleys are (insert blinkered ignorance here)' and have never actually ridden one. Cracks me up.
I couldn't agree more.
I met up with a group of riders on GSs a few months back. They were riding pretty fast but i managed to keep up on my bone stock (air filter and quiet pipes) Road King. (i even passed two of them ) When we stopped i introduced myself and we had breakfast. During breakfast the question was, so... what work do you have done to it.... none. how did you keep up.... you just don't slow down for the corners
The more people i ride with on the buell the more doubletakes and sheer shock i see.
sorry for the hijack.
we now return you to your regularly scheduled triumph scrambler thread
I decided I needed to expand on Eeyore's line of thinking for those who feel that the Scrambler isn't a real dirt bike. Hat tip to Eeyore for the comparo to the F650 since it's on my consideration list.
Herewith, a comparison of the Triumph Scrambler to the F-16 fighter jet:
Published [Dry] Weight:
Scrambler: 451 pounds
F-16: 37,500 pounds (gross)
Scrambler: 54 HP
F-16: 27,000 lbs of thrust
By any logical standard the Scrambler is slug compared to the F-16 but then the F-16 has no real off-road capabilities at all. I could probably carry my .45 on the Scrambler but that's no substitute for the F-16's M61-A1 20mm cannon. Then there's the whole farkle thing. I could carry a GPS on the Scrambler but is that any match for the F-16's AN/APG-66 pulsed-Doppler radar?
Well, there is a substantial price difference between the Scrambler and the F-16 even if you buy the F-16 in quantity like some countries do.
After thinking it over, for my purposes the Scrambler wins over the F-16 although I sat on a new BMW F650 last weekend and liked that a lot too.
I've got a red one on the way.
And thanks for the proper spelling of colour. Here in Canada, we speak the Queen's english and measure distance in Kms.