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Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« on: March 11, 2011, 11:46:35 am »
There's been lots of support for the new Triumph 800 XC. Has anybody taken the step to buy one?
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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 01:34:34 pm »
Yep, the deposit is in, my TransAlp has been sold and now I wait. 20th in line at Traditional Triumph! Getting one of the first consignment of ABS 800 XC's.

I  hear May is the delivery date so may have to wait for my first rotation home from Mozambique to collect.
 

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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 08:16:56 am »
Lekker Pierre, there is a green road version I see in my valley. Spoke briefly at the robot to the oke and he is one HAPPY CHAPPIE!! I can tell you!
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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 01:06:30 pm »
LouisX ek is soos n klein seuntjie wat weet hy kry daai baaisikel vir Krismis maar die dae word nie minder nie!

Sal maar wag, ek het ook met n paar ouens gepraat en stem die tier sal sy staal moet wys op gruis maar ek het volvertroue in die dier
 

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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011, 04:48:36 pm »
Seen that no-one has replied, I took delivery of mine a few weeks back, beginning of Febuary.

Done almost 4 000 km on her and am very happy.

Just a little background on my bikes,
XL 350, XR 200, XR 500, XL 500, XT 600, Tger 855, Speed Triple 955, Speed Triple 1050, Tiger 1050 and a Triumph Scrambler.

All I have now is the Tiger XC and the Scrambler.
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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2011, 05:16:08 pm »
You're not telling us much there, some more pls!
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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2011, 05:35:38 pm »
Well, I'm not very good the the typing-up of stories, what would you like to know?

I use the bike to commute with, as well as week-end riding.
Very comfy.
Fuel use is around 6.2 to 6.4 lt per km.
I'm getting about 300 kms to a tank full of petrol.

Haven't had any problems .

The first longish ride that I had was to go down to Aliwal North for a week-end, didn't have any problems with comfort. On the way back we had about 400 kms of pouring rain, the bike still felt stable and I was quite happy at about 140 in the rain.

I traded the 1050 in on this bike 'cause I enjoy riding on dirt roads, and doing a bit of exploring, and I really don't miss the 1050's power at all.

that's about all i can think of at the moment.
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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2011, 02:17:04 am »
Well, I'm not very good the the typing-up of stories, what would you like to know?

I use the bike to commute with, as well as week-end riding.
Very comfy.
Fuel use is around 6.2 to 6.4 lt per km.
I'm getting about 300 kms to a tank full of petrol.

Haven't had any problems .

The first longish ride that I had was to go down to Aliwal North for a week-end, didn't have any problems with comfort. On the way back we had about 400 kms of pouring rain, the bike still felt stable and I was quite happy at about 140 in the rain.

I traded the 1050 in on this bike 'cause I enjoy riding on dirt roads, and doing a bit of exploring, and I really don't miss the 1050's power at all.

that's about all i can think of at the moment.

Have you added any after market farkles - Bash plate, crash bars etc.? And are they easy to get?
I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy
Nothing clears the head like a throttle twisted and the fresh air on the tip of the nose

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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2011, 09:51:11 am »
I be getting me XC tomorrow!

 :thumleft:

Have the bashplate and crashbars on order, should be here in two weeks  :biggrin:
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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2011, 10:01:15 am »
Man, you're a lucky blixem!!!

Enjoy it, I must stop looking at mails like this, it just want to make me buy something bigger!!
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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2011, 11:37:33 am »

Fuel use is around 6.2 to 6.4 lt per km.
I'm getting about 300 kms to a tank full of petrol.


Bliksem, jy bedoel seker 6,2-6,4L/100km
 

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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2011, 11:43:55 am »
I be getting me XC tomorrow!

 :thumleft:

Have the bashplate and crashbars on order, should be here in two weeks  :biggrin:

Intense orange nogals ?


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2011, 12:09:56 pm »
In a box nogal  :biggrin:

Looks really cool. You do realise that you are going to take a pile of abuse from the pampoenkoppe having chosen that intense orange colour  :mwink:

Wishing you many happy miles. :)
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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2011, 01:02:21 pm »
In a box nogal  :biggrin:

Looks really cool. You do realise that you are going to take a pile of abuse from the pampoenkoppe having chosen that intense orange colour  :mwink:

Wishing you many happy miles. :)

Pampoen of nie, I'll be having too much fun to care  :thumleft:

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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2011, 01:06:40 pm »
In a box nogal  :biggrin:

Looks really cool. You do realise that you are going to take a pile of abuse from the pampoenkoppe having chosen that intense orange colour  :mwink:

Wishing you many happy miles. :)

Pampoen of nie, I'll be having too much fun to care  :thumleft:



That's the spirit!

:D ;D ;D
02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2011, 05:54:10 pm »
Well, I'm not very good the the typing-up of stories, what would you like to know?

I use the bike to commute with, as well as week-end riding.
Very comfy.
Fuel use is around 6.2 to 6.4 lt per km.
I'm getting about 300 kms to a tank full of petrol.

Haven't had any problems .

The first longish ride that I had was to go down to Aliwal North for a week-end, didn't have any problems with comfort. On the way back we had about 400 kms of pouring rain, the bike still felt stable and I was quite happy at about 140 in the rain.

I traded the 1050 in on this bike 'cause I enjoy riding on dirt roads, and doing a bit of exploring, and I really don't miss the 1050's power at all.

that's about all i can think of at the moment.

Have you added any after market farkles - Bash plate, crash bars etc.? And are they easy to get?


I have the Bash plate and Crash bars on order, but they haven't arrived yet.
other than that, Arrow pipe, head light protector and GPS mount.
Haven't gone for any of the luggage, firstly, I have more than enough and secondly it just looks too much like another well known make for me  :biggrin:
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Triumph Tiger 855 (sold), Triumph Speed Triple 955 (sold), Triumph Speed Triple 1050 (sold),Yamaha IT 490 (SOLD) Triumph Tiger 1050 (sold), Honda XR200 (killed), Honda XR 500 (killed), XT600 (killed)
 

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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2011, 08:38:10 am »
My bike gets here I hope at the end of April (else I have to wait till August to collect). I have been told SW Motech will have crash bars soon for it. 

Also an intense orange so will have to duck the slings and arrows from the pampoen manne

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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2011, 10:18:49 am »
Lucky Bastards  ;D

BiganDaft  anything you would like to share regarding dirt riding with this gorgeous bike  ;D


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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2011, 01:16:04 pm »
Man, you're a lucky blixem!!!

Enjoy it, I must stop looking at mails like this, it just want to make me buy something bigger!!

Sodra ek my fiets het gaan ek by Adventurer uitvind waar jy bly en dan kom jaag ek op en af in jou straat!

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Re: Triumph 800CX - who's taken the plunge?
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2011, 03:21:04 pm »
Lucky Bastards  ;D

BiganDaft  anything you would like to share regarding dirt riding with this gorgeous bike  ;D

Unfortunately, I have way too much on my plate at the moment, so I really haven't done any serious distance on dirt with the little beastie yet.
Not even 500kms >:(
But having ridden my Triumph Scrambler in several places where it was not really designed to go, I can only imagine that the Tiger is going to be more than capable for my meager riding skills.
Hoping to do a bit of "proper" riding over the holidays at the end of April.
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Triumph Tiger 855 (sold), Triumph Speed Triple 955 (sold), Triumph Speed Triple 1050 (sold),Yamaha IT 490 (SOLD) Triumph Tiger 1050 (sold), Honda XR200 (killed), Honda XR 500 (killed), XT600 (killed)