Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. tofire409

    tofire409 Geared up and ready.

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    So what's going to happen in 12 days:13 hours :29 min from now???

    The dealer I spoke to had the bike pictures on his iphone, but no official word.

    As for where the fuel tank is, I don't much care as I am looking to replace a KLR. The only thing that I really want is the 450 - 500 km range on a single tank.
    Yep, I don't hit the reserve till about 375 km's into a trip. Part of the reason I'm in no hurry to get the f800gs. I'm also hoping the Yamaha brings the 660Z over here, but I'm not holding my breath.

    The Triumph could be a game changer for me, or at least change the bike that I covet :evil

    Oh it's now 12:13:22....
  2. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    That is going to be a question.

    Going by both my bigger and smaller triples, magic 8-ball says odds are not good. My 2000 Speed Triple has only pulled 200(320km) mile tanks 4.6 US gal DEEP into the reserve and only because I couldn't find gas closer and it was ...puckering... watching the trip pass 200 miles and keep going.

    My 675 Daytona might make it 140 (230km) miles before hitting reserve at 3.5 gal, and by all accounts the long stroke 800cc is a stroked 675, it DAMN sure sounds like it anyway. Not saying that the little Tiger is going to drink like my 'Tona that is a step removed from a race bike, but you get the idea.

    In either case, unless the bike is carrying +5 US gallons of gas, there is going to be a BIG question mark on pulling a 375km range, and 500 is pretty much out of the question unless you find an extended range 7 gallon tank in the parts catalog.

    Eitherway, just by nature of the inline triple, the airbox is under that tank somewhere and most of the fuel is actually behind the head (on my Daytona anyway) so I'm not sure how much fuel the thing could be carrying.
  3. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    Every time I see these comparison shots:

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    I can't help but think look, the Tiger is actually loaded down and being ridden and the BMW is posing for a nice clean studio shot. Just sayin' :D
  4. Mud Lightspeed

    Mud Lightspeed Been here awhile

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    I can't help but think, so much for the Triumph slogan "Go your own way". It's disappointing how similar it looks to the BMW.
  5. fivehitsweak

    fivehitsweak Adventurer

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  6. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    Yeah, disappointing. :rolleyes

    What the heck are they supposed to make 2 wheels a frame and an engine look like?

    It's not like there's much that can be done. It could be a lot worse I suppose:

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  7. Redne Dab

    Redne Dab Poseur Extraordinaire

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    Ko Observant as never

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  9. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    If you're gonna copy styling, at least they didn't make it look like a KLR.
  10. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  11. eakins

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  12. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    To me the biggest advantage is that it is not a BMW.
    I liked the 800GS concept, but not BMW quality/reliability, service network nor the general BMW take it to the dealer for everything crap.
    I have never tried a triumph triple yet so I don't know how I feel about that side.
    I tried a Buell and found I did not care for that much character and soul.
    I truely wish Suzuki had built this type bike, but I'll give Triumph a shot.
    At least the nearest dealers are closer than 6 hours away.
  13. Strada

    Strada Tally Ho!

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    Could be worse but all the bikes in the upper class don't seen to suffer from copy-cat syndrome - Buell Ulysses, Triumph Tiger, BMW GS, Yamaha TDM, Aprilia Caponord, Honda Transalp, Guzzi Stelvio, Binelli Tre-K, Ducati Multistrada, Suzuki V-Strom, etc..........

    I recon Triumph have seen the sales figures for the 800 BMW and want a piece of that action so didn't take any risks - shame.

    I really hope the 1200 version has a mind of its' own.
  14. fivehitsweak

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    I have to say, I am slightly disappointed now that the official pictures have leaked, I can't quite put my finger on why, but after all the hype I think I was expecting to be knocked off my feet by this bike. It is a good looking bike, although rather generic, and I am sure it will be a great ride, It has the advantage of having a triple motor, which should lend it some character and make it feel a bit more special than some run of the mill adventure bikes, but over all, I don't know, I am just underwhelmed.

    I know this has been suggested before, but I think Triumph have shot them selves in the foot with this. I think they have simply left us waiting for too long. The pictures I found this morning (thanks to a fantastic Italian site I use) are as far as I know "leaked" so they do not represent Triumph finally releasing concrete evidence of the bike, in fact it would seem that Triumph are still steadfastly sticking to their guns and will not officially release any information until the Milan show in November. You only have to look at this thread to see what the effect of leaving us so long without releasing and official information on the bike has done; 53 pages of speculation, that has to be some sort of record, the bike hasn't even been officially revealed to the public yet and already it has produced a thread that is longer than the threads some bikes have acquired after being on the road for 10 years!

    The result of this I am sure is that there will now be other people in the same situation as me, finding them selves left wanting after their first proper glimpse at the finished product. Now I know that this could all be cured by a test ride, but as it stands the withholding of information on this bike for so long has allowed speculation and expectations to go wild. I hope Triumph learn a lesson from this, teasing potential customers for so long is a fine knife edge to be walking along. Honda seem to understand this, they didn't release information on their new crossover bike until last week, and it will be shown in production form (for the smaller capacity version at least) at Milan, by then it will have only had about 3 weeks of public exposure and therefore expectations for it will not have had a chance to get out of control.

    Triumph, I love you, but you are a bloody tease.
  15. Keithy

    Keithy Chaotically Keith

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    Maybe they wanted an 800cc version of their Tiger....Looks like a Tiger to me!
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  17. Tome

    Tome Been here awhile

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    A nice selection of official shots there, I like the loaded up and being ridden one though tbh.
  18. beep

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    Looks okay. I'd consider the road version in white or the XC in red. Looks like there only about an inch of seat adjustment (the road version seat is shown in lower position, the XC in the high position).

    Maybe it's just me but the steering geometry looks very road orientated, the front end on both bikes looks quite low.

    Also what does the beak do?? Honestly what the hell is it for?

    If there's any price difference, I'd take the road version (assuming it's the cheaper of the two). No beak, less money AND better handling on the road (it's it anything like the F650/F800) - it's win win all the way.
  19. thephantom

    thephantom Two-wheeled wanderer

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    If Honda understand, it's only because they made the same mistake with the VFR1200, which was leaked, teased and hinted at for (literally) years, before being revealed to general disappointment and a collective "meh".

    I agree with you that the 6 month teaser campaigns have to stop, otherwise expectations rise to silly levels that could never be fulfilled. Triumph should have stayed mum about this apart from the fact it's coming until around late August, then slowly released bits and bobs until the official unveiling at Milan in Nov.
  20. fivehitsweak

    fivehitsweak Adventurer

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    Yeah I must admit I didn't realise that Honda had done that with the VFR1200. Perhaps it is a mistake all manufacturers have to make at least once before they learn their lesson.