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Triumph Tiger 900

Discussion in 'Australia' started by LivingdeadCamo, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    Is it just a leaky fork seal? Any suspension shop could probably sort that in very little time at all.
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  2. Gazmysta

    Gazmysta Traveller

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    Very nice effort Triumph! The Rally Pro is on my Christmas wish list....but that's about all it'll be, a wish (sigh). I'll console myself by going and hugging my 800.
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  3. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum. Supporter

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    Tried running a small cable tie round it? Worth a try, It’s worked for a million others...
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  4. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  5. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    As I have ordered my bike and have to wait up to 3-5 months, I’m not sure that my habit searching for and watching every single new YouTube each DAY is healthy or not.
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  6. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    electric will rule by then
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  7. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    Please...
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  8. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    Got so bored while 2 mates bought 790's, one looking, 3 more bought T7's. Went and transferred another $800 onto the deposit. Was all I could think of to do!!
    So I rang today, 3-4 weeks (optimistically) before the next lot arrive in the country. Mine is the colour in my previous post!!! Hurry up.
    @BygDaddee has had his T7 for a while now, maybe getting bored again, he's probably looking at these too.
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  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    If it wasn't a Triumph I’d prob be in the queue with you

    Theres a lot of things I like about them for what I’d like in a nice road bike

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  10. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Nice 900 Rally!
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  11. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Adventure bikes like adventure riders come in all shapes and sizes. They come with a similar range of aspirations too. Some bikes seemingly have their sights firmly set on exploring the world’s great deserts, some are just content to comfortably tour the home counties with maybe a little gravel driveway action thrown in for a gentle challenge. There can be no right or wrong, just options. And given the diversity you can pretty much find one that’ll suit you, whatever your needs.

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    The Triumph resting in a Kent field ahead of the Tour of Wales, we took the panniers and bag off for the big ride
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    The Suzuki mid Welsh ride, you can see the lack of preload on the shock in this shot


    And so we have these two. They’re not adventure-centrestage, not grandstanding BMW GSs nor KTM SAs. But both are bona fide adventure bikes, and they share some common ground. Both in the 1000cc bracket, more or less. Both come with something of a hop-up kit to make them even more adventure-some. And they share a similar price ticket: the Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT with Explore Accessory Pack costing £13,798, the Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro, with panniers and crash bars to match the V-Strom, £14,724. They’re not direct competitors with each other, either, but there’s a definite overlap in their spec and capability so we thought that was more than enough reason to put them together to see how they really compare and which you might choose and for what reasons.

    So we’ve put them through their paces, with a decent cross-country road ride or two and a very testing adventure ride – 14 hours non-stop riding trails and back roads along the length of Wales. Editor Jon ‘JB’ Bentman on the Suzuki, Craig Keyworth on the Triumph.

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    More.......
    https://rustsports.com/suzuki-v-strom-1050xt-vs-triumph-tiger-900-rally-pro/
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  12. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    For those curious. The next shipment of Triumphs is due around the end of Oct. Or thereabouts.
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  13. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    You must be climbing the walls waiting for it to arrive.
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  14. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  15. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    Too busy to care.
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  16. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    This teaching gig doesn't sound like much fun!
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  17. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    Aimless retirement must be worse...LOL!!??? :grim :hide:lurk
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    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Rally Pro won their best ADV Bike and Best Bike for 2020.
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  19. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    It's nice to see the 900 win. It is the UK though so I suggest that Adv bikes have a more on-road focus. But that's what I've ordered mine for!!
    I'm starting to see farkles appear online.... engine bars, bashplates, headlight protectors, handguard parts, exhausts... Yay :clap
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  20. ScottyDog

    ScottyDog Been here awhile

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    My bashplate arrived in Sydeney on Friday!! Wouldn't worry about the cool vest BD, summer will be over by the time yours arrives... :-)
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