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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2010, 09:36:21 am »
I love my triple, the new tiger definately sounds like a winner.
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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2010, 10:01:05 am »
Enige DIY ou se droom garage is 'n Alfa, 'n Land Rover en 'n KTM! Triumph! :imaposer:

So die 800 is nie net kompetisie vir die BMW nie... :D :biggrin:

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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #42 on: December 23, 2010, 11:06:31 am »

...ek dink die Tiger gaan ook tot mens se emosie spreek.

BMW koop jy met die kop, Tiger gaan 'n harts besluit wees..  ;D
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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2010, 11:27:56 am »
Actually looks damn neat



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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2010, 11:38:48 am »
Wat kos die bike???/
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2010, 11:46:36 am »
Good question ETS.
That will go a long way in any decision making. :3some:
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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #46 on: December 23, 2010, 11:47:49 am »
My groot bekommernis vir Triumph is steeds hulle agente.  They are "boody agints"   ;)

Where in Pta/Centurion area is a decent agent?  The only agent I know off will ONLY see me to buy stuff from.  I had a Triumph before, GREAT BIKE, but they stuffed it.  Not only mine, but others also.   >:(  Only decent one around is in Edenvale, the one in 4-ways ...

BMW made a wise move from Pta centre to Centurion, with others in Zambezi and Pta-East.  Easy to get to and service quite decent (some times)  :pot:

Triumph SA (or is it Kawasaki SA) should pull up their socks if they want to get in this market.  It's not the bike that sells, it's the service afterwards. The price is actually relative.
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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #47 on: December 23, 2010, 12:05:40 pm »
Quite so Giepie but here in PE. Auto Cycles do Kawa, Suzy, KTM, Honda, Triumph.
 So service is much of a mutchness . Therefore between a BMW and a Triumph, for me, price will be the decider.
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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #48 on: December 23, 2010, 01:02:02 pm »
Wat kos die bike???/
R99500 vir die "Pad" weergawe en R104500 vir die XC !
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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #49 on: December 23, 2010, 01:04:03 pm »
Thread cleaned up somewhat as many posts had nothing to do with with the Tiger or the 800 GS. Many of the mods are not doing the computer thing at this time, and I will be disappearing for a while as well. So please stick to the topic in especially the bike-related section. It takes time to police and clean up threads that go haywire. This is a very interesting and serious thread and should be treated as such. Thanks and season's greetings to you all, OK?
 

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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #50 on: December 23, 2010, 01:06:16 pm »
The price published in BikeSA:
800 - 99,500
800 (ABS)    - 104,500
800XC - 104,500
800XC (ABS) - 109,500

I read allot on forums and Traditional Triumph in Edenvale every time comes up as a reputed dealer.  Been there on Monday and one of the guys actually rode them in Spain with the launch.  He was very impressed, as he should have been as an Triumph supplier, but I think more and more people will be.  They sold 8 already...  Centurion Lifestyle Kawasaki & Triumph Motorcycles in Centurion is another dealer with mix reputation, more good though. I've heard complaints about Holeshot, Boskburg and Mean Machine, Menlyn/Lynnwood but it is not my experience. That said, read somewhere that Triumph is busy looking at dealers not providing services to their required standards.

Triumph does not pump out bikes by thousands and I think in bike performance they will match most the F800GS provide and the triple engine could be a bit of advantage if there is no problems.  They had the F800GS to work with and that say allot.  In total sales, I don't think BMW would worry to much.  

Did you know Triumph's working on a 1200 Adventure for 2012.
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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #51 on: December 23, 2010, 01:11:01 pm »
The price published in BikeSA:
800 - 99,500
800 (ABS)    - 104,500
800XC - 104,500
800XC (ABS) - 109,500

I read allot on forums and Traditional Triumph in Edenvale every time comes up as a reputed dealer.  Been there on Monday and on of the guys actually rode them in Spain with the launch.  He was very impressed, as he should have been as an Triumph supplier, but I think more and more people will be.  They sold 8 already...  Centurion Lifestyle Kawasaki & Triumph Motorcycles in Centurion is another dealer with mix reputation, more good though. I've heard complaints about Holeshot, Boskburg and Mean Machine, Menlyn/Lynnwood but it is not my experience. That said, read somewhere that Triumph is busy looking at dealers not providing services to their required standards.

Triumph does not pump out bikes by thousands and I think in bike performance they will much most the F800GS provide and the triple engine could be a bit of advantage if there is no problems.  They had the F800GS to work with and that say allot.  In total sales, I don't think BMW would worry to much. 

Did you know Triumph's working on a 1200 Adventure for 2012.


What is the difference between the 800 and XC models????


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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #52 on: December 23, 2010, 01:12:56 pm »
Thread cleaned up somewhat as many posts had nothing to do with with the Tiger or the 800 GS. Many of the mods are not doing the computer thing at this time, and I will be disappearing for a while as well. So please stick to the topic in especially the bike-related section. It takes time to police and clean up threads that go haywire. This is a very interesting and serious thread and should be treated as such. Thanks and season's greetings to you all, OK?

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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #53 on: December 23, 2010, 01:18:41 pm »
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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #54 on: December 23, 2010, 01:21:40 pm »
The XC sounds nice and the price is very keen.
Will have to go look at one.......... but that 800 GS is also lekker......
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« Reply #55 on: December 23, 2010, 01:25:48 pm »
The XC sounds nice and the price is very keen.
Will have to go look at one.......... but that 800 GS is also lekker......
As with all BMW's, they are over priced and are ripping the consumers dicks through their ass's. The mini Tiger is gonna be a good bike to take on the GS 800.
 

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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #56 on: December 23, 2010, 01:43:43 pm »
The XC sounds nice and the price is very keen.
Will have to go look at one.......... but that 800 GS is also lekker......
As with all BMW's, they are over priced and are ripping the consumers dicks through their ass's. The mini Tiger is gonna be a good bike to take on the GS 800.

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Lets nog go there, the fred will go south again :)

So i dont see a big difference in the pricing. Is a 10% penalty worth the after sales service?
Actually, i am not even sure on the price of the 800 GS
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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #57 on: December 23, 2010, 01:58:13 pm »
The XC sounds nice and the price is very keen.
Will have to go look at one.......... but that 800 GS is also lekker......
As with all BMW's, they are over priced and are ripping the consumers dicks through their ass's. The mini Tiger is gonna be a good bike to take on the GS 800.

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Lets nog go there, the fred will go south again :)

So i dont see a big difference in the pricing. Is a 10% penalty worth the after sales service?
Actually, i am not even sure on the price of the 800 GS
got mine new about 6 months ago for R108K from Donford
 

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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #58 on: December 23, 2010, 02:09:21 pm »
Well, if old Allan Cathcart is right in his assessment of the Triumph, it is probably worth 10-15 K more than the GS. I guess only time will tell that. My only personal experience with BMW service was with my late XChallenge over a period of a year at two different Dealers, and honestly, that wasn't very good. Amongst other things, they had to replace the exhaust (silencer). Then in less than a 1000K's after that the gasket between the front and rear part started leaking. They told me not to ride the bike like that, and "ordered" a new gasket - which never arrived. After a month, I bought some "Gun Gum" and sealed it myself. In the end I sold it like that. This on a supposedly premium brand bike which I bought new from an official dealer and kept standard !  ???
 

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Re: 800 GS's worst nightmare - Tiger 800XC
« Reply #59 on: December 23, 2010, 02:12:09 pm »
The XC sounds nice and the price is very keen.
Will have to go look at one.......... but that 800 GS is also lekker......
As with all BMW's, they are over priced and are ripping the consumers dicks through their ass's. The mini Tiger is gonna be a good bike to take on the GS 800.

Cocky, your alias is appropriate.

Now, tell us; if the 800GS is horribly over-priced (and I don't disagree - all bikes are overpriced, except for the Chink ones), and the 800XC is essentially identical, but with a different badge on it, then why is it not also overpriced? It is exactly the same price as the 800GS.


The front end on the GS in non adjustable, buy it and take it MP to have the front end re-worked. Ask for discount and a swift F U will follow. Buy any BMW original kit and the same applies in terms of discount. Buy a after-market exhaust and it does not come from BMW and there goes your warranty.