Triumph Tiger 800

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. brewmike

    brewmike Adventurer

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    I think it is what I wanted when I bought all my other bikes.I think maybe then I will be happy.Does it fly?
  2. Pcfly

    Pcfly Dude?! Seriously??

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    I think it looks cool because it's different............then an F800GS. Not sure if I want one tho. :dunno

    I guess looking at it more.........it's just a Triumph copy of an F800GS. Probably will be cheaper, more powerful, longer range, lighter, more comfortable........and a bunch more blah, blah, blah...........but it still looks like a copy of an F800GS?! :bluduh Somehow I'm missing the originality?! :scratch
  3. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    Well, I suppose there's only so much you can do with styling when you're trying to build a bike like that. In order to achieve proper handling and reasonable offroad capability, certain geometry and mass centralization is called for, which is going to result in bikes looking pretty similar. Triumph can't really do a whole lot more than change the headlights, instrument panel, and accessories in order to make the bike look less like an F800GS, and those are exactly the parts that look substantially different.

    It's kind of like dirt bikes all looking more or less the same, or twin-engine jet airliners, for that matter. Form follows function.

    --mark
  4. Ducksbane

    Ducksbane Quaaack!!!

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    If it's not a copy why have a beak, or light gold upside down forks, or slightly odd twin headlights, or black plastic air scoops, or ... ?

    BMW must be very flattered lately ... Triumph Tiger XC, Yamaha Super Tenere 1200, ... :lol3

    Not much point copying though, unless you make it better ... lighter, more powerful, better suspension, smoother, wider gear ratios ... we will see!
  5. Pcfly

    Pcfly Dude?! Seriously??

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    It's a good point. I guess I'm not knocking it so much as I wanted something a little bit different. Overall it looks good.

    At this point I'm most curious about the price and the fuel tank size.
  6. Keithy

    Keithy Chaotically Keith

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    I keep thinking it looks like the Triumph Tiger.....955 1050....or a Yam tenere...maybe a Honda AT?

    One thing I have actually tried to figure out is what's with the "beak"?

    And why the front huggy mudguard....is it so it clogs with mud and spits you off?

    Rumour has it that the engine is the heart of a bike.....This one looks all heart!

    I'm looking forward to taking an angle grinder to one of these....and that frame needs refinishing in white....perfick!

    :evil
  7. CA Stu

    CA Stu Steer with your face! Super Moderator

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    Triple vs. twin.

    The distinguishing quality, the hallmark of the Hinckley Triumph brand is the three cylinder motor.

    Apart from that it has two wheels, forks, handlebars, and a seat, just like all of them... Where's the gas tank on these bikes?

    I'm curious as to the price of it.

    Just for comparison:

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    Thanks
    CA Stu
  8. CA Stu

    CA Stu Steer with your face! Super Moderator

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    I saw an F800 GS with the right hand side plastic (directly under the handlebar, right where the roundel is) broke from a tipover, and it also broke the filler neck off the radiator.

    The upper and lower parts of the F800 radiators are made of plastic, and protected by plastic. :huh

    Hopefully the Tiger 800 is a bit more stout than that...

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  9. burgerking

    burgerking echt bezopen

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    I don't care if it looks a BMW as long as it is not a BMW.

    I am not brand loyal, but antibrand loyal:deal
  10. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    The twin headlights are a Tiger trademark since the '90's steamer Tiger, on through the current model. In the 90's, the BMW GS had a single square headlight, didn't it? Hopefully Triumph won't copy BMW's low quality standards too.
  11. Porky

    Porky Don't Pass Gas

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    +1:freaky
  12. Krabill

    Krabill Long timer

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    Did I miss this pic in this thread somewhere? I'll be honest and say I've only looked through the last few pages, but anyway . . .

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  13. Boston813

    Boston813 Been here awhile

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    What tires are those? Might work well on my scrambler :lol3
  14. Ko

    Ko Observant as never

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    When I first saw that 2 bike picture I kind of lost the momentum... This is the "off-road" bike after all...

    The rear footpegs and front mudguard are minor details that can be fixed. But still, I have higher expectations from a bike built with a so called "off-road" purpose...

    The way I imagined it, was they had a real world test, which includes dropping the bike once or twice- meaning trying to ensure the brake/gear thingies are not too exposed, which also means that the bike shouldn't rest on those rear pegs, which also means that one should not have to worry about the front mudguard becoming full of mud... And yeah, wonder how big is the tank, the engine looks massive... Minor details, but details which make me think that the off-roading process went like let's slap some knobbies on it...

    Don't want to rain on anyone's parade, it's calling it as I see it... Still looking forward to some more or less independent tests- I tried a 675 and loved it...



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  15. markbvt

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    Yeah, posted a week or two ago.

    They're Metzeler Karoo 2's, and they do come in a 19" front. Not sure about a 130 rear though -- you may need to squeeze on a 150.

    --mark
  16. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Looks like the euro test-mule and/or a leaked shot for the accesspries; those bags and panniers were on show at Triumph Live.
  17. Johnny Dakar

    Johnny Dakar Fuckin' Smartass

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    Digging the sump guard. That frame might be a bit prettier in black.

    CANNOT WAIT TO SEE ONE IN THE FLESH!
  18. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Hoping to ride a demo soon, as long as I can lay down the £800 excess fee.

    Local dealer expects to sell all the initial allocation before they hit the floor, so £500 deposit gets you a March bike.
  19. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    This is more the age old debate about the adventure bike v. enduro than a true critism of the new Triumph imo. Valid points all but to be fair the bike is designed for adventure riding which covers a myriad of sins including off-road. If, and I'm confident they have, Triumph have done the bike right and looked at the class leaders namely the F800GS they will have developed a bike similar in performance on and off-road. I've ridden with F800GS riders off-road and been impressed by its abilities. Sure it's no full on dirt bike but it does account for itself very well. I'm confident the Triumph will do the same.
  20. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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