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Offline Herkules

Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2020, 08:19:29 pm »
 :sip: Good decision, skootaboy, for anyone that never owned a triumph. Very reliable sporty bikes. I shall never look at another brand.  :3some:
 

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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2020, 07:46:07 am »
I also noticed the high price of accessories, which is a bigger than normal issue because of the little aftermarket support.

Enjoy the bike and please put some pics up when you get it?
And a comparison vs the 1200 GS as a commuter?
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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2020, 01:33:31 am »
Yes a good decision and I'm sure you'll enjoy the bike for years to come, congrats  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2020, 07:27:36 am »
https://www.visordown.com/news/general/head-head-honda-africa-twin-vs-triumph-tiger-900-rally-pro

Nice review. More offroad focused than the new AT which I did not expect.
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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2020, 07:46:37 am »
I did not realise the pricing factor is what it is.

I'm intrigued by the changed crankshaft configuration.

Anyway, hope you're going to be happy with the new scoot.
 

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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2020, 08:08:14 am »
I've just ordered mine - a Rally Pro.

oh awesome!! tell us more, what was your reasoning? Are you trading the GS? Have you ridden it?

Is it stil R215k?
I have recently retired and I needed to 'de-clutter'.
We have plans to move to a smaller place sometime.
I needed one bike that fits all and I decided that a middleweight adventure bike is the way to go.
I rode the new BMW 850 GS (a loan bike from Fourways Motorrad whilst my 1200 GS was in for service).
I was very impressed with the GS and in most ways it is probably better than the Tiger.
One of the issues I have with the 850GS is that the engine is made in China.
Now it is probably manufactured to the highest BMW standard but I have a personal mission not to buy Chinese because of the recent 'Wuhan' Virus which the Chinese Communist Party purposely let spread around the world.
I think the engine as well as the TFT display is better but it does not have the looks, nor the 'X' factor of the Tiger.
I have sold my 14 year old GS1200 Adv and my 9 year old Suzuki DR650.
I traded my Thruxton R in at Triumph Sandton and I hope to take delivery of the Tiger toward the end of the week.
I won't do much dirt and I never have.
You may ask why I didn't choose the more road orientated GT instead.
Well I just like spoked wheels and also the look of the green one with the white frame.
I am extremely impressed with the Tigers quickshift and the nice 'rorty' engine sound that the new T-plane firing order gives it.
I'm not impressed with the high prices in the Triumph accessory catalogue. The luggage kit will need to come later when I have some more cash.
The total cost including 'on the road' is R231 950.01 with absolutely no accessories.

Any feedback?
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