Triumph Tiger 800

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

  1. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    The non-XC is still looking pretty tempting. Can't see the advantage to the XC if I don't go off road, at all?
  2. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Better suspension on the XC than on the road version.
    Some bits come on the XC, such as radiator guard, bar risers, etc.

    But it is higher cost and higher seat height. Not a good thing if you have a small inseam.
  3. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    not necesarilly better suspension, just different suspension
    different seats are available if you need to lower...
    and more ground clearence
  4. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Those passes are easily within the scope of the XC. I went up the Engineer and the Ophir on a 650GS and the XC is much, much better than one of those.
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  5. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    I have a DRZ400SM with dirt wheels. Six of one...
  6. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    Anyone set up a 4-way hazard flasher circuit? I'm escorting a bicycle race later this year and they like the escort bikes to have hazard flashers.
  7. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Over on tiger800.co.uk someone did a hazard flasher project; you might try searching over there.
  8. Kirt

    Kirt Biker Dude

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    There are few guys across the pond doing this. Several options.

    http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,3312.0.html

    Check it out. I kinda liked post #36....
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  9. motomuppet

    motomuppet Been here awhile

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  10. technikiller

    technikiller Adventurer

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    Anyone with an XC upgrade the radiator guard and want to sell the stock one?
    I'd like to stick one on my roadie.

    Thanks!
  11. The Mountain

    The Mountain Adventurer

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    Coming back to this thread after a while. Since I was last here, the Indian GM Ashish Joshi left his post before Triumph India even opened its doors. Anyway, I happened to notice that the configurator on the Triumph website shows an 800XC with knobbies. Is this artistic license on the part of Triumph, or can one now get the XC with off-road tires from the factory, and if so, what tires are they?

    BTW the price here is still ridiculous. They're still offering it at the equivalent of $23,000 here, despite the fact that it qualifies to be built in-country. Triumph said they're not sure how well it will sell, so they don't want to go through the process of licensing it in-country (as if the outrageous price won't drive people away from the bike; the Speed Triple is available for just about the same cost as it is elsewhere).
  12. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I believe you can specify Metzeller Karoo tyres as an option but they're fitted during PDI and they're also limited to 60mph according to the handbook. IMO you're better off getting the bike and fitting your own choice of tyre, yourself.
  13. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    You can get whatever tires you want. The dealer should be able to hook it up.
  14. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    If you go back and look at a few of the launch videos done by various Magazines (like MCN) you can see that on day two all the press bikes wheels were swapped out with knobbies. Not sure which ones. Maybe TKC 80's, maybe Karoo's. Not sure. There is that low speed disclaimer, but that's just the lawyers talking. Put on whatever tires you can get. Plenty of choices now: Conti TKC 80, Karoo, T63, MT21, Kenda Big Block and a few others.
  15. Hallwine

    Hallwine Adventurer

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    New Tiger 800 arrived at the dealers today to replace the non-fireproof one. Its Sapphire Blue and I can pick it up when I get home from my next work tour. Yippee:lol3
    Also the sun came out today as well...surely not a coincidence?
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  16. marloweluke

    marloweluke The Flying Dutchman

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    Congratulations! Love the blue color
  17. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    For those Tiger owners, who gets "oh, but it is not KTM" from orange guys - radiator on Tiger made by KTM :lol3
    Yes, radiators is KTM side business..some aprilias got those too.
    It is stamped on radiator :lol3
  18. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    As long as the water pumps aren't KTM then we're OK. :lol3
  19. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    Watch for radiator leaks! :lol3
  20. bigtallguy

    bigtallguy Sasquatch Jr.

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    Got these in today, can't wait to try them out!

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