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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2011, 08:23:33 am »
I'm sure the standard 800 Tiger will attract a few female customers, it is lower than the XC but has a 19" front wheel..I really don't think the XC can be touted as a 'girl's bike'...
Yup, the lights are big, but....all the better to see with..they are powered by 2 H4 globes and are very bright, this model I had was fitted with extra spotlights, perhaps making the lights look bigger...
It also has a headlight protector, again making everything look bigger...perhaps the pictures don't do it justice, they look very good IMO.

Just had a look at the other pictures. I think it is the headlight protector making the lights look funny.


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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2011, 08:31:33 am »
Thanks for the report ADV....very interesting comments.

mmmm maybe I need to go orginise a test ride.
 

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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2011, 08:43:11 am »
Adventurer you did it again. Very nice.
Will it be in February or March issue?
Would like to read about your other niggles.
last when I saw it with IDR & Journeyman & MJ we had on our list
1. Rear shock protection.
2. Gap between front mudgaurd and the wheel.
3. Why we dont have it yet, however IDR was smiling though  >:D

Would also love to have a replace ment plate kind of thing for the pansenger seat, if your riding alone on a long trip you have nice sturdy base, and not a expentive can be torn base  :biggrin:


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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2011, 08:59:25 am »
Thanks for a good write up. I would love to take one on a weekend long test ride.
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2011, 09:26:08 am »
 :thumleft: Thanks ADV for a good objective report on a seemingly excellent DS bike! It seems that most of the little wright-ups on the forum before this one were done by 800GS owners - thus the rather sceptical approuch filtering through their "reports". Seems the BM riders would love to classify the Triumph as a road bike or ladies bike...... ??? :mwink: Also seems that Honda got a "skrik" - suddenly the Transalp is on special - maybe that's too little too late.... :peepwall:
 

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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2011, 09:39:00 am »
How much does this bike sell for?
 

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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2011, 09:41:21 am »
 :thumleft: write-up.
 

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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2011, 10:24:24 am »
Wonder if this bike will not become a ladies bike, kind of like the 650GS twin? Does seem very nicely suited for girls, specially the lower seating.

I don't think so, especially not the XC - it's seat height is 840 mm in the low position - which, even for a larger lady like you, is quite high.  There are obviously lowering kits for both the 800 and the XC to help those legs reach the ground, but for someone shorter I would seriously suggest rather looking at the 800.


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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2011, 11:07:47 am »
I predict that this bike will be a scorcher!!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2011, 11:09:40 am »
How much does this bike sell for?

TR, sorry dude - I was so keen on baiting popi that I completely missed your post.
Prices are rounded up to the nearest R 1k.

Triumph Tiger 800: R 100k
Triumph Tiger 800 ABS: R 105k
Triumph Tiger 800 XC: R 105k
Triumph Tiger 800 XC ABS R 110k
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2011, 11:13:48 am »
Nice write-up MAAR those headlights are kak-lelik, almost look as if they were photoshopped.
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2011, 11:37:59 am »
Interesting write-up :thumleft:

I would love to do a head to head test with the GS, both have pro's and con's.......what really stood out for me on the XC.....it has SOUL! 8)

Rode one on Saturday. That sound is just awesome! I just wanted to rev it above 8k the whole time. And as Adv said that pop sound when decelerating. I'd buy the bike just for the sounds it makes. I've also ridden a 800gs. Haven't taken either offroad but the Tiger just did way more for me than the GS

Is the sound similar to the Tiger?

Uuhm, it is a Tiger..... :biggrin:

If you are referring to the 955 or the 1050 Tiger, then yes, it sounds the same, all being triples....it even has a nice pop pop pop on deacceleration.... 8)

That's what I meant yes. I LOVE that sound!
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2011, 11:38:13 am »
Wonder if this bike will not become a ladies bike, kind of like the 650GS twin? Does seem very nicely suited for girls, specially the lower seating.

I don't think so, especially not the XC - it's seat height is 840 mm in the low position - which, even for a larger lady like you, is quite high.  There are obviously lowering kits for both the 800 and the XC to help those legs reach the ground, but for someone shorter I would seriously suggest rather looking at the 800.


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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2011, 01:03:42 pm »
Hey "Adv"

Thanks for a SUPER-kewl day on Saturday !

(My muscles are sore all over - we got a good workout...)

P.S.  I owe you some bucks for the tow-rope, will arrange to meet during the week sometime...

Thanks again to Steven and yourself - much was learnt.
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2011, 02:35:47 pm »
Thanks for the report. Looks like a belter......... :thumleft:
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2011, 03:49:42 pm »
Damn I'd love to find one of those in my x - mas stocking.

From the looks of it, that bike will be perfect for the kind of touring that I do - a lot of dirt road but not too technical. All it needs is a set of Groenie soft luggage racks and a set of Kendas and off you go.

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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2011, 04:36:32 pm »
I'm sure the standard 800 Tiger will attract a few female customers, it is lower than the XC but has a 19" front wheel..I really don't think the XC can be touted as a 'girl's bike'...
Yup, the lights are big, but....all the better to see with..they are powered by 2 H4 globes and are very bright, this model I had was fitted with extra spotlights, perhaps making the lights look bigger...
It also has a headlight protector, again making everything look bigger...perhaps the pictures don't do it justice, they look very good IMO.

Just had a look at the other pictures. I think it is the headlight protector making the lights look funny.


It's kinda like a 'chesty' woman....you either smaak it or you don't... :biggrin:
always with the 'chesty' Kurt? tsk... :imaposer:.

Nah.....just had to phrase it an way the WD's understand.... :biggrin:
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2011, 04:52:20 pm »
I already like it very much!

It looks like the Tiger XC (or even the plain one) might replace the 800GS as the default upgrade for KLR folk like me  :thumleft:

I'll definitely try and get a test ride next time I'm up in Gauteng.
 

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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2011, 04:53:55 pm »
I'm sure the standard 800 Tiger will attract a few female customers, it is lower than the XC but has a 19" front wheel..I really don't think the XC can be touted as a 'girl's bike'...
Yup, the lights are big, but....all the better to see with..they are powered by 2 H4 globes and are very bright, this model I had was fitted with extra spotlights, perhaps making the lights look bigger...
It also has a headlight protector, again making everything look bigger...perhaps the pictures don't do it justice, they look very good IMO.

Just had a look at the other pictures. I think it is the headlight protector making the lights look funny.


It's kinda like a 'chesty' woman....you either smaak it or you don't... :biggrin:
always with the 'chesty' Kurt? tsk... :imaposer:.

Nah.....just had to phrase it an way the WD's understand.... :biggrin:

Now i understand :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:Good one Kurt.
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2011, 07:21:08 pm »
Ek het gedink die fiets gaan een an die slegter adv. fietse wees, maar dit lyk nogals impressive   :thumleft:
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