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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #60 on: February 08, 2011, 12:42:25 am »
I must admit, in 2006 I was very skeptical of the Triumph brand of bikes, I was looking for a new scoot and the Blackbird was my choice............until I sat astride the then New Sprint 1050ST. In the second corner my wife says, "this is the scoot", and I had to agree with her, the Triumph was an absolute dream. Admittedly it took a persistant salesman to get me on her, but it will take alot to get me off her.
The team at Autocycles in PE are very good and reliable service agents, never had hassles with them always had good service, no problem with getting parts. Services are reasonable & I have nothing but praise for a Brand I never thought I would ride. A triple is a sweet ride. I will be looking for a Tiger XC in the future to add to, not replace my trusty and comfortable 1050ST.
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #61 on: February 08, 2011, 06:14:21 am »
Maybe this 800cc class will come to define DS riding in the future. It seems a nice compromise that gives you a bike that is reasonably light, but capable of cruising at speed on the tar. Interesting times.

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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #62 on: February 08, 2011, 06:22:21 am »
Maybe this 800cc class will come to define DS riding in the future. It seems a nice compromise that gives you a bike that is reasonably light, but capable of cruising at speed on the tar. Interesting times.

Agree, something to be said for ligthening the load (compared to the 1200 that is) and making the bike more dirt / sand friendly. The emphasis now needs to go on aspects that make the 800 a better all round tourer - larger screen, better lights, longer fuel tanks, standard protection, comfy seat, tubeless rims, good suspension (F800GS), ...

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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #63 on: February 08, 2011, 06:47:37 am »
Quote from: White Rhino link=topic=64507.msg1315284#msg1315284 date=
The emphasis now needs to go on aspects that make the 800 a better all round tourer - larger screen, better lights, longer fuel tanks, standard protection, comfy seat, tubeless rims, good suspension (F800GS), ...



You just described a 1200GSA

Don't think the 800 class should ever become a tourer.
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #64 on: February 08, 2011, 08:20:58 am »
Thanks for the write up Adventurer!! Very interesting reading :)

Agree 100% with the comments about the triple. I've ridden singles, twins, inline fours & the triple. The sound of that triple is addictive.................. :3some:!!

I've also experienced that they "whine" - although that is lessened to some extent if you change the end can, purely through the additional noise from the end can though. I've had an onboard camera on my 955i, a Sprint ST, a Speed Triple & a mates 675 Daytona - the whine of the motor is evident on all variations of the triple motor.

With regard to servicing & maintenance. Although there are a number of dealers around the country it is inevitable that some will be better than others (as with all brands). Triumph owners in Gauteng generally tend to gravitate to Traditional Triumph in Edenvale as their period of ownership lengthens. In fact many (myself included) swear by them & will rather wait an extended period for a booking than take their bikes elsewhere!! Boils down to personal preference I guess. However I have been told that KMSA is in the process of ensuring some of the other dealers get their acts together & provide better service. Whether this happens remains to be seen.

I've never had a problem sourcing parts or obtaining spares - I've sometimes had to wait for 2 weeks to have them brought in from the UK, but it was handled quickly & efficiently. The fact that the dealer I was using at that time took 4 weeks to let me know the parts had arrived refers back to my previous paragraph................ :(
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #65 on: February 08, 2011, 12:56:56 pm »
Adventurer lies (he never lies), this is what he was doing the weekend. Photo shoot.
Nice unbiased article, and I see a lot of constructive criticism from both sides.
As a matter of interest, here are some retail prices on the genuine Triumph accessories.

Please note  this is a recommended retail price.

Spotlights – R3860
Handguards – R1208
Engine protection bars – R2853
Aluminium bash plate – R2182
Headlight protector – R671
Centre stand - R2517

You cannot get a better sound than a Triple. The Tiger definitely needs a pipe.
 

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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #66 on: March 23, 2011, 12:12:45 pm »
Just for interest sake, how does the older TR Tiger compare to the XC?
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #67 on: March 23, 2011, 03:37:35 pm »
Went to the launch with kurt - loved the XC - have just ridden the Holeshot version with a few extra's - man i would like to get me one - creamy engine and surprisingly capable offroad...

WRT Beemer vs Triumph - our Paddy Moore has done a comparitive test - just waiting for pics but it will probably be in the next issue...
 

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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #68 on: March 23, 2011, 03:42:59 pm »
So, where are the pictures of the bike?   :biggrin:
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #69 on: March 23, 2011, 03:45:53 pm »
ummm have to figure how to post em - cant top Kurts bokkie shots though -0 I'll figure out how to do all of this properly one day...

also nice story on the new Honda 650---Old school is back everyone...
 

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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #70 on: March 23, 2011, 04:01:33 pm »
Oh!  OOOH!!!  I see now.  There is a bike in there with the bokkie ....   ;D
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #71 on: March 23, 2011, 04:50:27 pm »
ummm have to figure how to post em - cant top Kurts bokkie shots though -0 I'll figure out how to do all of this properly one day...

also nice story on the new Honda 650---Old school is back everyone...

The 1200GS guys will be happy....hang on to a concept long enough and it comes back into fashion.... :peepwall: :biggrin:
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #72 on: March 23, 2011, 05:06:48 pm »
ummm have to figure how to post em - cant top Kurts bokkie shots though -0 I'll figure out how to do all of this properly one day...

also nice story on the new Honda 650---Old school is back everyone...

The 1200GS guys will be happy....hang on to a concept long enough and it comes back into fashion.... :peepwall: :biggrin:

mmm...same applies for the 990 which hasn't changed much either ?!?!
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #73 on: March 23, 2011, 05:24:27 pm »
Ahem ......

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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #74 on: March 23, 2011, 05:51:23 pm »
ummm have to figure how to post em - cant top Kurts bokkie shots though -0 I'll figure out how to do all of this properly one day...

also nice story on the new Honda 650---Old school is back everyone...

The 1200GS guys will be happy....hang on to a concept long enough and it comes back into fashion.... :peepwall: :biggrin:

mmm...same applies for the 990 which hasn't changed much either ?!?!


Well, the 990 has only been out since around 2006, and the 950 since around 2004, the boxer has been around since toothpaste was still white....or had it been discovered already? :peepwall: :biggrin:
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #75 on: March 23, 2011, 05:52:10 pm »
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #76 on: March 23, 2011, 08:33:09 pm »
If this is a girls bike then I'll be a big girls blouse!

my Tier will be here in April I hope and then I need to get it to Adv to add the touches.

Cant wait!

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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #77 on: March 23, 2011, 09:51:59 pm »
If this is a girls bike then I'll be a big girls blouse!

my Tier will be here in April I hope and then I need to get it to Adv to add the touches.

Cant wait!

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Anyone who says the XC is a girl's bike needs his head read, the normal Tiger could be construed as a girl's bike perhaps becuase of the smaller wheels and lower seat height, but not the XC.....mind you, there are some girls on this forum who can ride better than some of the guys, perhaps those that attach a gender to a bike...... :biggrin:
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #78 on: March 23, 2011, 11:02:08 pm »
I see the Tiger has the same crap routing of the brake hoses over the front mudguard as the 800GS, must be a good copy then  ;D
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Re: So, my ride for the weekend, Tiger XC...
« Reply #79 on: March 23, 2011, 11:54:12 pm »
Ahem ......



Ahem what? ???

I must say - this bike looks like an excellent option - I wish they were around to improve the variety in the 800 sector when I bought my bike. Motor sounds buzzy with the stock pipe (as has been said), but pretty much everything else seems to make up an excellent package.

This particular bike was demo on loan to a colleague that recently bought the 1050. His bike was in for some farkling and he was given the 800 to play with for the day  :mwink:

 
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