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Re: Why would you not buy a Triumph XCX 800 ?
« Reply #100 on: July 12, 2017, 08:40:37 pm »
You beat a 1200LC in a "dice"?

Ok well beating an F800 in anydepartment is not really a feat. But interesting nevertheless.
Yup, he was so upset he cut me off as I was overtaking him on the inside. Not very nice or safe, he sulked the rest of the day then left the group never to be seen again.  Sure a rider with real talent would eat  the triumph on a 1200. Point is the XCX has enough to give it a solid go.

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Re: Why would you not buy a Triumph XCX 800 ?
« Reply #101 on: July 17, 2017, 05:35:55 pm »
 :sip: Going up Du Toitskloof at about 120, just after the small tunnel and just before the twisties you get where they used to have the trout farm, a guy on a LC 1200 came past me at about 160 + nearly hit a truck headon, missing me by about 400mm. I new he would never make the first turn.
On the first turn it was just dust and we picked him and his bike up in a ditch, he fell out of his gloves, yes, we only found one again, had to by-pass his sidestand switch to get the bike going again. For some reason he miraculously only injured his leg slightly, he was unconscious for about  40 seconds.
He was part of our group that week end.
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Re: Why would you not buy a Triumph XCX 800 ?
« Reply #102 on: July 18, 2017, 06:17:03 am »
Personally I very badly want to like Triumph motorcycles- something to do with youthful memories- subsequently I owned quite a few modern Triumph"s.
The best of them was the Bonneville America - 50000km without problems.
The worst was the Xc- problems from day one.
I really hope that the Xcx lives up to the expectations of those that own one but  my Triumph days are over. 
 

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Re: Why would you not buy a Triumph XCX 800 ?
« Reply #103 on: July 19, 2017, 11:53:18 pm »
I would like to just try one on a nice 2 week trip.
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Re: Why would you not buy a Triumph XCX 800 ?
« Reply #104 on: July 20, 2017, 07:43:19 am »
I would like to just try one on a nice 2 week trip.

You would love it (if you are still talking about a XCX). I will go as far as to say you will be in love with it.

The XCX is a great bike, very capable on tar and gravel.

The problem with Triumph is the aftersales service.

If they can stop trying to badmouth and “compete” with BMW and rather learn from them, it will do them a world of good.
 

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Re: Why would you not buy a Triumph XCX 800 ?
« Reply #105 on: July 20, 2017, 07:52:30 am »
Simply too big and way too heavy.
 

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Re: Why would you not buy a Triumph XCX 800 ?
« Reply #106 on: July 20, 2017, 08:41:49 am »
I would like to just try one on a nice 2 week trip.

You would love it (if you are still talking about a XCX). I will go as far as to say you will be in love with it.

The XCX is a great bike, very capable on tar and gravel.

The problem with Triumph is the aftersales service.

If they can stop trying to badmouth and “compete” with BMW and rather learn from them, it will do them a world of good.
"compete". You imply copy..you wish. The Triumph is a totally different bike, for instance the BMW is a twin, the Triumph a triple, the Triumph has a full electronics package, more power and comes standard with everything and has adjustable WP suspension. The BMW has...well you tell me. The BMW is not even playing the same game

"Badmouth" ..lol. Nope not true, the BMW product does not need any help in that regard what with recalls,  etc. BMW riders should stop trying to convince everyone they are best and just leave us happy campers to ride in peace.

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Re: Why would you not buy a Triumph XCX 800 ?
« Reply #107 on: July 20, 2017, 08:49:18 am »
Simply too big and way too heavy.
Compared to what... Your mouth?? Seriously Dan, yes the Triumph is heavier but carries the weight much better for speed, carrying load and touring. The BMW is positioned better for off road but not in a way that makes the Triumph a dog. My XCX has never let me down in this regard.

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Re: Why would you not buy a Triumph XCX 800 ?
« Reply #108 on: July 20, 2017, 09:02:34 am »
Also when you talk weight you have to factor in that the XCX comes standard with a lot of kit that adds weight. For instance a centre stand, heavy duty bash plate, radiator gaurd, hand protectors, heavy duty adjustable suspension, etc, etc

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Re: Why would you not buy a Triumph XCX 800 ?
« Reply #109 on: July 20, 2017, 09:08:55 am »

"Badmouth" ..lol. Nope not true, the BMW product does not need any help in that regard what with recalls,  etc. BMW riders should stop trying to convince everyone they are best and just leave us happy campers to ride in peace.

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Re: Why would you not buy a Triumph XCX 800 ?
« Reply #110 on: July 20, 2017, 09:20:07 am »

"Badmouth" ..lol. Nope not true, the BMW product does not need any help in that regard what with recalls,  etc. BMW riders should stop trying to convince everyone they are best and just leave us happy campers to ride in peace.

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It is great isn't it, glad you agree

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Re: Why would you not buy a Triumph XCX 800 ?
« Reply #111 on: July 20, 2017, 09:29:16 am »

"Badmouth" ..lol. Nope not true, the BMW product does not need any help in that regard what with recalls,  etc. BMW riders should stop trying to convince everyone they are best and just leave us happy campers to ride in peace.

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It is great isn't it, glad you agree

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I believe good things has come out of this discussion but your "objective opinions" (Oliedruppel) has made it non productive.
 

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Re: Why would you not buy a Triumph XCX 800 ?
« Reply #112 on: July 20, 2017, 09:40:31 am »

"Badmouth" ..lol. Nope not true, the BMW product does not need any help in that regard what with recalls,  etc. BMW riders should stop trying to convince everyone they are best and just leave us happy campers to ride in peace.

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It is great isn't it, glad you agree

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Stadig met die box wyn, my ou. Die dag is nog lank. :laughing4:

I believe good things has come out of this discussion but your "objective opinions" (Oliedruppel) has made it non productive.
"Oliedruppel".. classic. "Unproductive" really..I think Mr Tomatoe Sauce that you do not enjoy your blinkers being removed.

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Re: Why would you not buy a Triumph XCX 800 ?
« Reply #113 on: July 20, 2017, 10:41:23 am »

"Badmouth" ..lol. Nope not true, the BMW product does not need any help in that regard what with recalls,  etc. BMW riders should stop trying to convince everyone they are best and just leave us happy campers to ride in peace.

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It is great isn't it, glad you agree

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Stadig met die box wyn, my ou. Die dag is nog lank. :laughing4:

I believe good things has come out of this discussion but your "objective opinions" (Oliedruppel) has made it non productive.
"Oliedruppel".. classic. "Unproductive" really..I think Mr Tomatoe Sauce that you do not enjoy your blinkers being removed.

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