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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
Well hullo, tiger-mistress...
(meant to be read with no leg-humping)
I was thinking of going on a hunger strike until Triumph sent me the new bike to ride, but then I realized it's almost dinner time and I forgot to eat lunch...
You're not raining on a parade, you're just expecting something different.
You have to keep in mind that a lot of people have been wanting a bike like this from Triumph since the 675 motor was brought to life. A lot of people that venture off road have said the 675 mill would work well in this application as it would in other spaces as we have seen with the Street Triple.
So far its shaping up to be what a lot of us have been looking for. BMW and KTM sell a lot of bikes in this space, but I have balked at shelling out my hard earned on either of those. This bike may well fit the bill.
Shame the subframe is not bolted on.
Ah, that would be "brand averse"
The poster that Triumph designers have on their office...
MCN (UK) will test ride the bike next week (27th).
This is spot-on. The biggest advantage over the 800GS will be the motor qualities.
If you've never ridden a Hinckley triple, you may not be aware, but they have a LOT of character and soul!
I also bet it will have adjustable shock and forks, something the GS knows nothing about!
I'd better go reserve my copy!
I have the same question as Stu, where is the gas carried on this bike? The thing I like about my 800GS is the gas is below the seat. Makes the bike feel lighter and smaller than it is. Also helps low speed handling greatly.
Yeah I agree, triple engines are off the hook, but if the bike feels top heavy like a KLR with a full tank, it will lose most of its appeal (to me).
Here is a photo of the new Tiger I had not seen yet.
This would very much be a deal breaker for me as well.
well there we have it. we've all see n the bike and those pics will continue to float. at this point triumph marketing scheme would be down right lame if they tried any more sneak shots as the full monty has been shown.
they would do right to just show some quality angle shots and start taking orders.
of course most dealers might not know what it looks like as they seem to be the last ones to ever find a pic of new bike.
there are exceptions but most seems to sit around and wait for "official" word from the factory, while the rest of us have known for some time.
honestly don't see a whole lotta design differences.
both have tubular frame, 800cc motor, 21/17 tires on spoked wheels, gold usd forks, beak & sub fender, twin lights, small windshield.
small differences in which side chain is on and where the tank is located.
tripple vrs twin is about it and both bikes will be sold in the same building in the us. maybe dealerships will sit them side by side and let the masses make the choice. guess is tiger has huge tank compared to gs that will be the deciding factor. alot guy buy a klr on this fact alone vrs other bikes.
the key is total mileage, and another factor for that (except for tank volume) is fuel consumption...let's see how tiger does...
My thought as well. I've heard that the street version of the F800 gets 60+ mpg... not sure about how the GS version does. I've always been a fan of this bike's weight savings, nimbleness and fuel economy compared with the GS1200.
On the other hand, I've already decided that I need the sound of a triple in my life, so it would take some pretty dismal fuel mileage to make me change my mind away from the Tiger, at this point.
Agree on the bigger tank....like to have one.
Keep it under 80mph and you'll be fine
[in my deepest voice possible] oooooooohhhhhhh yeaaaaaaaahhhhhh!
The engine is like a menage a trois.