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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #40 on: March 07, 2020, 09:52:38 pm »
lekker, geniet hom.
Die 1200 XE is uitstekende waarde vir die geld, as jy kyk net na die kwaliteit suspension en afwerking. En `n 21 duim hoepel voor. The sum of the parts is indrukwekkend.
Daar is drie niche bikes wat triumph bou wat myns insiens geweldig onder gewaardeer word hier in SA.
1. Die 1200 XE, Kompetisie is die rt9 scramblers en die Duc desert sled? Nie een van daai sal byhou by die XE nie. Die XE lyk nie net mooi nie, dit perform ook..
2. Speed en street triple, Hooligan tools, ek kan net dink aan die ou Bandit 1200 en Tuono as enigiets anders wat kan naby kom. Die Mt 09 is net te vaal om hier te kompeteer, maar ja die triple Yam klink mooi.
3. Thruxton 1200 R. Ook `n besonderse pakkie wat mooi lyk en mooi loop ook.

Hou ons op hoogte soos jy km opsit en goodies opsit. Daai thread van Manic wat sy 790 so opdollie het ek baie geniet. :thumleft:
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #41 on: March 07, 2020, 09:57:12 pm »
Maybe these are the better pannier options, especially considering the price:

https://www.oxfordproducts.com/motorcycle/brands/oxford/luggage/heritage_luggage/heritage_panniers_khaki_40l
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #42 on: March 07, 2020, 09:58:56 pm »
Lekker Wolfie!!

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #43 on: March 07, 2020, 09:59:05 pm »
lekker, geniet hom.
Die 1200 XE is uitstekende waarde vir die geld, as jy kyk net na die kwaliteit suspension en afwerking. En `n 21 duim hoepel voor. The sum of the parts is indrukwekkend.
Daar is drie niche bikes wat triumph bou wat myns insiens geweldig onder gewaardeer word hier in SA.
1. Die 1200 XE, Kompetisie is die rt9 scramblers en die Duc desert sled? Nie een van daai sal byhou by die XE nie. Die XE lyk nie net mooi nie, dit perform ook..
2. Speed en street triple, Hooligan tools, ek kan net dink aan die ou Bandit 1200 en Tuono as enigiets anders wat kan naby kom. Die Mt 09 is net te vaal om hier te kompeteer, maar ja die triple Yam klink mooi.
3. Thruxton 1200 R. Ook `n besonderse pakkie wat mooi lyk en mooi loop ook.

Hou ons op hoogte soos jy km opsit en goodies opsit. Daai thread van Manic wat sy 790 so opdollie het ek baie geniet. :thumleft:
Thanks Altie.

Ja, die 1200XE is so bietjie in sy eie klas. Die ander “scramblers” is nie regte scramblers nie.
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #44 on: March 07, 2020, 09:59:27 pm »
Lekker Wolfie!!

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Tx Manic.
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2020, 11:03:07 pm »
I got a decat from Verex, Tasmania. Quality is great, and it doesn't have the ugly weld in the middle of the RHS header like some of the others have. Made a big difference in temperature. Only time it gets too hot now is on a hot day in <30km/h traffic. The difference is that it cools down much faster... Just swing your right knee out and the heat's gone in 10secs. Well worth the R7k outlay.

I was going to get it ceramic coated, but tbh I don't think it's necessary

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2020, 11:15:38 pm »
I got a decat from Verex, Tasmania. Quality is great, and it doesn't have the ugly weld in the middle of the RHS header like some of the others have. Made a big difference in temperature. Only time it gets too hot now is on a hot day in <30km/h traffic. The difference is that it cools down much faster... Just swing your right knee out and the heat's gone in 10secs. Well worth the R7k outlay.

I was going to get it ceramic coated, but tbh I don't think it's necessary

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Hi there,

Do you live here in Tas?
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #47 on: March 08, 2020, 04:31:28 am »
I got a decat from Verex, Tasmania. Quality is great, and it doesn't have the ugly weld in the middle of the RHS header like some of the others have. Made a big difference in temperature. Only time it gets too hot now is on a hot day in <30km/h traffic. The difference is that it cools down much faster... Just swing your right knee out and the heat's gone in 10secs. Well worth the R7k outlay.

I was going to get it ceramic coated, but tbh I don't think it's necessary

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Awesome feedback thanks. Was also considering one.
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2020, 07:28:22 am »
Happy happy 👏 Beautiful bike ! Like said, none of the other scramblers comes close to the XE.I love the Hinckley bikes and also own a Speed Trip SE.
 

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2020, 08:30:48 am »
When these came out, and reading the positive reviews, I started getting "that" feeling... 😊 But I need a good 2-up bike for touring with the missus. So for now, I'll just read your accounts, be jealous and drool. Keep it coming!
 

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2020, 11:00:09 am »




Hi there,

Do you live here in Tas?

No, happy here in cape town!


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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2020, 11:15:54 am »
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #52 on: March 08, 2020, 11:51:56 am »
Die manne is nie bang om te waag met hom nie!!

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2020, 12:25:08 pm »
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #54 on: March 08, 2020, 01:01:57 pm »
Die manne is nie bang om te waag met hom nie!!


Thanks Chris. I saw the video. The race was done on a stock standard bike with only a few stuff like mirrors and rear footpegs removed. The scrambler is really capable and I see it in it's own niche market. The Ducat scrambler and RnineT is NOT in the same class/market as this bike. It is also NOT in the same market as KTM 790, although the Triumph is really capable offroad.
Nothing else to really compare it with..

I went for a ride this morning again, did about 150km. The wind is definitely an issue on higher speeds, but she is very comfortable up to about 145km/h. Above that, it is better to hold on tight.

But what an awesome ride. She handles like a 50cc, the bike is so so light on top and while on the move it really feels like a very small bike. I love this machine and can see that this might be a longer term relationship.. but time will tell.
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #55 on: March 08, 2020, 01:04:15 pm »




Hi there,

Do you live here in Tas?

No, happy here in cape town!


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Thanks, I was hoping for a fellow south African to say hi to.

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #56 on: March 08, 2020, 01:08:11 pm »




Hi there,

Do you live here in Tas?

No, happy here in cape town!


No worries

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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #57 on: March 08, 2020, 04:29:54 pm »
Hey Red Wolf, long time... I'm dying to know how it shapes compared to your old Super Enduro?
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #58 on: March 08, 2020, 07:26:37 pm »
Great, short review of these bikes:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7sPiAeQhDRA
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Re: My new bike... Triumph Scrambler XE 1200
« Reply #59 on: March 10, 2020, 11:36:42 am »
Tail tidy kit ordered and paid for... can’t wait.. :biggrin:
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