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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #100 on: February 15, 2011, 05:18:00 pm »
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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #101 on: February 15, 2011, 06:08:07 pm »
agenee nous hulle klaar  :dousing:


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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #102 on: February 15, 2011, 10:51:50 pm »
Waars die links na die mees onlakse toetse??
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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #103 on: February 16, 2011, 08:33:05 am »
As jy seriously wil weet om te wil weet en nie te wil moan nie kan ek vir jou dit gee :biggrin:


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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #104 on: February 16, 2011, 08:39:42 am »
As jy seriously wil weet om te wil weet en nie te wil moan nie kan ek vir jou dit gee :biggrin:
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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #105 on: February 17, 2011, 05:32:33 pm »
Wat? ???
Skies, ek dag dis n serious "Truimgh 800 test" report thread.
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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #106 on: February 17, 2011, 07:37:11 pm »
Took the XC rom Mike Hopkins for a spin today:

Yes she does look like the 800GS but in real life it does not look all that smular than it does on the pics. She definately feels very light and well balanced ; awesome gear changing ,very smooth ; runs very quiet and the brakes felt fantastic.

She lacked grunt low down almost like she comes alive only @ 6000 +rpm ; the handles were a bit low for me (I am 1.83m) ; it felt like a very long bike and I almost felt sorry for it like you would when you get onto a new cruiser or superbike.

In general I suppose if you spent some mula on extras like exhaust, tyres, bash plate, crash bars and bar risers the bike will do well offroad, but I do not think she is gonna have what it takes stock standard. Keep in mind what Triumph wants to compete with, the GS 800 and the Katooms are virtualy bullet proof off the showroom floor. Sooo if you wanna bark with the big dogs...

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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #107 on: February 17, 2011, 08:49:15 pm »
Took the XC rom Mike Hopkins for a spin today:

Yes she does look like the 800GS but in real life it does not look all that smular than it does on the pics. She definately feels very light and well balanced ; awesome gear changing ,very smooth ; runs very quiet and the brakes felt fantastic.

She lacked grunt low down almost like she comes alive only @ 6000 +rpm ; the handles were a bit low for me (I am 1.83m) ; it felt like a very long bike and I almost felt sorry for it like you would when you get onto a new cruiser or superbike.

In general I suppose if you spent some mula on extras like exhaust, tyres, bash plate, crash bars and bar risers the bike will do well offroad, but I do not think she is gonna have what it takes stock standard. Keep in mind what Triumph wants to compete with, the GS 800 and the Katooms are virtualy bullet proof off the showroom floor. Sooo if you wanna bark with the big dogs...

Thanks to Mark @ Mike Hopkins for letting us take her out and also giving me a spin on his giant 2300cc Rocket never felt anything like that before

Uuh, I beg to differ here, the GS comes with a plastic bashplate, so does the Tiger, the GS comes standard without handgaurds, the Tiger XC has them standard, neither bike comes with crashbars. Both bikes need money thrown at them, IMO the Tiger will need less, it has a good front fork setup...the GS needs to be modded, another small aspect too, the power point on the Tiger is good to plug a compressor into as is, the GS needs to be modified...
And KTM needs a few farkles too, but not as many as either bike. Just add crashbars and you're good to go.
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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #108 on: February 18, 2011, 10:02:07 am »
Uuh, I beg to differ here, the GS comes with a plastic bashplate, so does the Tiger, the GS comes standard without handgaurds, the Tiger XC has them standard, neither bike comes with crashbars. Both bikes need money thrown at them, IMO the Tiger will need less, it has a good front fork setup...the GS needs to be modded, another small aspect too, the power point on the Tiger is good to plug a compressor into as is, the GS needs to be modified...
And KTM needs a few farkles too, but not as many as either bike. Just add crashbars and you're good to go.
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OK OK!!! You are right. Truth is I am a KTM boy myself and didnt want to slack off the beemer boys :-)
I guess when I sat on a Beemer in the show room I just felt like I was sitting on more of a quality bike for the kind of riding I do and the Triumph felt like a softie. Hence the price difference too.
Anyway I will say it: U R right

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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #109 on: February 18, 2011, 12:58:41 pm »
I think that the XC's got the potential to be a good DS bike. Now the rest lies in the sands of time. I can't help pondering how it will ultimately compare to the the F800. Time will tell....

I doubt that there are too many models that could boast a rigorous exercise such as the recent GS trophy event which spanned 7 days and 2000kms over some pretty challenging and diverse terrain. Of the 50 bikes used in the challenge, all of them finished the course without a single mechanical breakdown. Some bikes drowned in the rivers, not even as much as a chain problem, they all just started each time and off they went. Pretty amazing imo!

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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #110 on: February 21, 2011, 08:54:18 pm »
Something to read.
US Triumph Tech Test.
I did ask and I can share it.


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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #111 on: February 21, 2011, 09:30:31 pm »
Thanx G
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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #112 on: February 21, 2011, 09:35:43 pm »
I think that the XC's got the potential to be a good DS bike. Now the rest lies in the sands of time. I can't help pondering how it will ultimately compare to the the F800. Time will tell....

I doubt that there are too many models that could boast a rigorous exercise such as the recent GS trophy event which spanned 7 days and 2000kms over some pretty challenging and diverse terrain. Of the 50 bikes used in the challenge, all of them finished the course without a single mechanical breakdown. Some bikes drowned in the rivers, not even as much as a chain problem, they all just started each time and off they went. Pretty amazing imo!



Up until now there WEREN"T any other 800cc models, now there are 3 to choose from, but as you say, sands of time, will be interesting. :thumleft:
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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #113 on: February 21, 2011, 10:19:32 pm »
I think that the XC's got the potential to be a good DS bike. Now the rest lies in the sands of time. I can't help pondering how it will ultimately compare to the the F800. Time will tell....

I doubt that there are too many models that could boast a rigorous exercise such as the recent GS trophy event which spanned 7 days and 2000kms over some pretty challenging and diverse terrain. Of the 50 bikes used in the challenge, all of them finished the course without a single mechanical breakdown. Some bikes drowned in the rivers, not even as much as a chain problem, they all just started each time and off they went. Pretty amazing imo!



I guess that proves the 800GS is not that bad, at least not for the first 2000km under the wacthfull eye of the factory boys.....
 

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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #114 on: February 22, 2011, 04:14:45 am »
Another test report & a few photos can be found here: http://www.autodealer.co.za/node/5ba54d53f180d2d4acb13eaeca1fe8ca/
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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #115 on: February 22, 2011, 01:33:11 pm »
Thanks Trumpet
That plastic protection thing, does anyone know what it is,
Like a condome over your side covers?  >:D :mwink:


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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #116 on: February 22, 2011, 07:11:54 pm »
Cool vid
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6Qbi2C5FDrc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/6Qbi2C5FDrc</a>
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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #117 on: February 22, 2011, 07:48:27 pm »
They surely know how to make a cool movie  :drif:


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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #118 on: February 22, 2011, 08:09:33 pm »
They surely know how to make a cool movie  :drif:

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Re: New Triumph 800 test ride
« Reply #119 on: February 22, 2011, 10:12:43 pm »
 >:D
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