Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. Johnny Dakar

    Johnny Dakar Fuckin' Smartass

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    Well hullo, tiger-mistress...

    (meant to be read with no leg-humping)
  2. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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    Howdy!
    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...
  3. Beach40

    Beach40 Banned

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    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.
  4. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Shame the subframe is not bolted on.
  5. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Ah, that would be "brand averse" :1drink
  6. vander

    vander full-time dreamer

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    The poster that Triumph designers have on their office...

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  7. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    MCN (UK) will test ride the bike next week (27th).
  8. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    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! :freaky
  9. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    I also bet it will have adjustable shock and forks, something the GS knows nothing about!
  10. Keithy

    Keithy Chaotically Keith

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    I'd better go reserve my copy! ;)
  11. Maniac28

    Maniac28 Been here awhile

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    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).
  12. DustyDevil

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  13. WormShanks

    WormShanks b00b

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    This would very much be a deal breaker for me as well.
  14. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    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. :lol3
    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.
  15. eakins

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    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.

  16. Mr noname

    Mr noname Been here awhile

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    the key is total mileage, and another factor for that (except for tank volume) is fuel consumption...let's see how tiger does...:clap
  17. CrispieGee

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    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.
  18. Twohondas

    Twohondas Long timer

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    Agree on the bigger tank....like to have one.
  19. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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    Keep it under 80mph and you'll be fine :evil
  20. John Ashman

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    [in my deepest voice possible] oooooooohhhhhhh yeaaaaaaaahhhhhh!

    The engine is like a menage a trois.