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Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch
« on: February 12, 2015, 11:23:43 am »
I'm currently on the new Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch. I'll post a short review later. Any questions?
 

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Re: Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 11:25:56 am »
Nice! Enjoy it.

Does the weight still feel like it carries quite high up / is the ballance tweaked at all somehow.
How does the throttle smoothness feel?
Does it really do 4.5l per 100km as they claim?
Does the shocks / forks feel any different?

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Re: Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015, 11:26:42 am »
Was Bear Grylls there?

I'm currently on the new Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch. I'll post a short review later. Any questions?
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 01:10:03 pm »
Is it as good as the specs promise it to be? The XC had known issues that made it a tough contest between mid weight contenders. The new improvements should not only resolve those problems but make it without a doubt the best middle weight around.....

Your thoughts?
 

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Re: Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 01:30:30 pm »
Have fun, they are awesome bikes,   :ricky:  but PLEASE just promise to look after my Demo, don't throw it down the road!  :pot:
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Re: Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2015, 02:25:17 pm »
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Re: Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2015, 03:09:58 pm »
Was Bear Grylls there?

I'm currently on the new Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch. I'll post a short review later. Any questions?

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2015, 03:43:02 pm »
Why do all the new bikes look like characters from angry birds? This one like an angry woody the woodpecker.
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2015, 03:50:20 pm »
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2015, 04:11:34 pm »
Was Bear Grylls there?

Did you have to drink your own p....
 

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Re: Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2015, 05:12:13 pm »
Okay, me back in the office. Here goes:

The biggest change on this year's 800 Tiger is the ride-by-wire throttle, which is new for the 800. It means four rider modes, better traction control, cruise control and, of course, a different throttle response. In fact, the throttle response depends on which rider mode you have chosen. All of them produce 94 hp, but the rate at which the throttle responds differs depending on the mode. What's great is that the Tigers now have a "Rider" option, which you customise to the settings you want, and the computer stores those settings. Then, if you want to re-access those settings, it's a case of pushing a button, intend of going through a while lot of submenus each time you turn the ignition on. The new RBW means more response, especially in sport mode, where the response is instant and enormous.
Here in South Africa, we are only getting the XRx and XCx versions, which are much the same as the non-x versions, but with more catalogue thrown at them, and more electronic options. The XCx has new WP suspension, which works brilliantly, especially with the 21-inch front wheel. The XRx did well, on the offroad bits – it held its own – but the XCx is just sublime. The motor is still a triple, meaning it isn't the torquiest at the bottom, but has a wonderfully linear output, meaning soft and subtle at lower revs, and has a punch as you reach the rev rafters.
That triple sound is irreplaceable.
The XRx weighs 216kg and the XCx is 221kg with the 19L tank full, which isn't bad at all, especially as I'm used to throwing around a 235kg 1190.
There's a new seat (no more gel) that's comfortable enough, slight ergonomics changes and more stuff to protect the bike for when you decide to go horizontal.
Top speed – I saw 205km/h on the XCx. I presume a smaller rider on the more aerodynamic XRx will see more. My father saw 191km/h one of the more open dirt roads. I only saw a more pedestrian 181km/h on the dirt.
Yes, I'm still upset that I was outridden by a 71 year-old man.
Of course, as is the way with modern adventure bikes, it is just as happy at speed as it is cruising around taking in the sights. Much of this is down to the clever software controlling the clever throttle.

Prices:
XRx – R127,000
XCx – R139,000

As per usual, this is a quick review. The more extensive and explanatory story is in the March issue of Offroad & Adventure SA and Simon is doing a story for March Bike SA, both on the shelves from 23 February, or on iTunes or Google Play for tablets.
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Re: Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2015, 05:28:17 pm »
Nice! Enjoy it.

Does the weight still feel like it carries quite high up / is the ballance tweaked at all somehow.
How does the throttle smoothness feel?
Does it really do 4.5l per 100km as they claim?
Does the shocks / forks feel any different?



It has the same frame and mostly the same chassis as the previous model. I can't say I felt it to be particularly top heavy, especially because I'm usually very happy throwing around a 235kg 1190, so this feels absolutely lightweight. Perhaps, if I had ridden the BMW or one of the others first, I might have noticed the difference, but I can't say it was a big issue.
Throttle is smooth, especially in Road, Offroad and Rain modes. Sport, obviously, requires more :P delicacy.
I'm not sure about the economy – apologies. We started with the bikes full and the route didn't stop at a garage. This bike does have a completely new FI system, and the RBW, so I'm confident that it will be better than the previous model.
Suspension, especially the XCx, feels fantastic. I, personally, can't see a reason to buy the XRx over the XCx.


Was Bear Grylls there?

I'm currently on the new Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch. I'll post a short review later. Any questions?

No, but Arnold did ask if anyone fancies some fresh urine.


Is it as good as the specs promise it to be? The XC had known issues that made it a tough contest between mid weight contenders. The new improvements should not only resolve those problems but make it without a doubt the best middle weight around.....

Your thoughts?

I'm not sure of the issues with the last model, but this one has nothing obvious to complain about. We did 150 happy kms, both tar and dirt. One of the benefits of it having the extras added on by the factory means you get more bang for your buck (the bike is cheaper with the bits fitted by the factory than if you had bought them and had them fitted yourself) and there is less depreciation that way. Sounds good.

Why do all the new bikes look like characters from angry birds? This one like an angry woody the woodpecker.

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Re: Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2015, 10:17:06 pm »
Thanks for the review - sounds like the current DS bike of choice!!!  :deal:
 

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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2015, 10:30:13 pm »
Would you trade in the 1190 for the triumph  >:D

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Re: Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2015, 08:23:22 am »
Would you trade in the 1190 for the triumph  >:D



The 1190 is better at 2 wheel drifting.  ;)
 

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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2015, 08:40:06 am »
Thanks Glen...well written and informative! :thumleft:
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Re: Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2015, 09:48:47 am »
Thanks Glen...well written and informative! :thumleft:

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Re: Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2015, 09:54:53 am »
Thanks Glen...well written and informative! :thumleft:

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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2015, 10:01:02 am »
Sorry though it was Glen Foley :-[ :lol8:
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Re: Triumph Tiger XRx/XCx launch
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2015, 11:00:03 am »
Would you trade in the 1190 for the triumph  >:D



The 1190 is better at 2 wheel drifting.  ;)

Now who would do such a stupid thing  :peepwall:
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