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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 05:24 PM
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Posted By BigMan73
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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,556
Posted By BigMan73
CycleWorld Video Review

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/11/26/2015-triumph-tiger-800-xcx-adventure-bike-first-ride-motorcycle-video-review
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,556
Posted By BigMan73
CycleWorld Review

http://touch.cycleworld.com/all/136440
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,556
Posted By BigMan73
It seems to me that the 2015 models have a very...

It seems to me that the 2015 models have a very similar if not identical. Do you agree?
I'm interested because I want to get a HappyTrails Pannier Rack, I already have the panniers, and also for an...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,556
Posted By BigMan73
Got your point. As a 'Prospect' :lol3 I can...

Got your point.
As a 'Prospect' :lol3 I can tell you that even on my 'powerless' Wee Strom, I had a few (scary) moments when the rear lost some traction. I luckilly managed it, but would have...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,556
Posted By BigMan73
When ABS started appearing a few years ago there...

When ABS started appearing a few years ago there were many rants on how it is not needed, why it 'lengthens' breaking distance, and how 'good brake modulation' is the solution

The reality is that...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,556
Posted By BigMan73
One can lose traction on slippery surfaces, even...

One can lose traction on slippery surfaces, even with low powered engine/without being on the maximum power or RPM.
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,556
Posted By BigMan73
Will do, thanks.

Will do, thanks.
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,556
Posted By BigMan73
The 800 XCx :thumb

The 800 XCx :thumb
Forum: Orange Crush 11-21-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 107,779
Posted By BigMan73
I have Happy Trails on my Wee, planning to move...

I have Happy Trails on my Wee, planning to move them to the next bike.
They are not the best looking but built using military spec construction.
I know riders that did RTW with them.

AFAIK they...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,556
Posted By BigMan73
Found this fresh review

http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/motoring/triumph-tiger-800-xcx-review-4660205
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 107,779
Posted By BigMan73
I test rode the BMW F800 GSA, R1200 GSA (air...

I test rode the BMW F800 GSA, R1200 GSA (air boxer), Tiger 800 Roadie, new VStrom 1000, KTM 1190.
The vaguest front feeling was the R1200 GSA. The tiger was the best performing IMO in corners, super...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 107,779
Posted By BigMan73
I like your way of thinking (long term), but have...

I like your way of thinking (long term), but have an honest question:
Don't you think the new Tiger 800 XCX will do everything (well most of the things) the GSA does but better?

I'm too at a...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,556
Posted By BigMan73
Yes. But I think that only the 2015 1290...

Yes.

But I think that only the 2015 1290 Super Adventure has a heat shield. The 2015 1190 models AFAIK are unchanged.
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,556
Posted By BigMan73
I rode the tiger 800 (EDIT: On very hot summer...

I rode the tiger 800 (EDIT: On very hot summer days) and had no heat issue. It was a little warm, that's all. On the KTM 1190 I had real heat pain after 20 minutes, on a 70F day. Just wanted to get...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,556
Posted By BigMan73
Beware of the engine heat. The engine IMO is a...

Beware of the engine heat. The engine IMO is a bit rough. I too was sure this is the 'one'
After test riding it I was totally turned down on it

Reading specs and riding are very different things...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,556
Posted By BigMan73
Good find. The Off-Road mode turning back to...

Good find.

The Off-Road mode turning back to road on engine turn off can be annoying, but not a show stopper for me.
I really really like what I'm seeing.
The XCX seems like an almost perfect...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,651
Posted By BigMan73
Well, if you do get it done, please update this...

Well, if you do get it done, please update this thread. I will surely follow and ask for advice.
My buying "horizon" is around March 2015. Plenty of time to plan.
One option is to send the wheel...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,651
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks. I'm thinking of a new 2015 Tiger 800...

Thanks.

I'm thinking of a new 2015 Tiger 800 XCX, and not too thrilled to go with tubes. Why Triumph doesn't move to Tubeless like KTM and BMW is not clear to me - I don't think the cost of...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,651
Posted By BigMan73
Sorry for waking up an old thread. It is...

Sorry for waking up an old thread.

It is only ~$150 to get the rear wheel to become tubeless? Sounds like a great value upgrade.
How much was the shipping, if you don't mind me asking? Wheels are...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,556
Posted By BigMan73
I'm really tempted. I was sure up until 3 days...

I'm really tempted.
I was sure up until 3 days ago that the KTM 1290 SA is the next bike, but a combination of price shock ($20.5K) + reality check (do I really really need 160 hp) + seeing the new...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-08-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,038
Posted By BigMan73
On this point we fully agree. KTM needs a...

On this point we fully agree.
KTM needs a 'VSTROM'. A main stream bike, that would provide a lot of stable revenue and healthy stream of cash to R&D.
It is a good business model for KTM and for us...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,038
Posted By BigMan73
It's not meant for you.

It's not meant for you.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,038
Posted By BigMan73
GB price

The GB (UK) price is 10.999,00 GBP. 2000 GBP below the 1190 ADV STD

http://www.ktm.com/gb/travel/1050-adventure-eu/highlights.html#.VF1UM_nF98E

My current GB->US ratio calculations show a value...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,038
Posted By BigMan73
LOL. You got it. :rofl I hope that guy...

LOL. You got it.
:rofl

I hope that guy isn't a scientist :)
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,038
Posted By BigMan73
So you're basing your entire thinking of how KTM...

So you're basing your entire thinking of how KTM sells adventure bikes in the US, on your personal observation of how many bikes you counted on the road..
...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-04-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,038
Posted By BigMan73
I'm starting to think KTM is trying to get rid of...

I'm starting to think KTM is trying to get rid of all those ignorant whiners that keep bitching about how the 9x0 were the best thing ever made...and find smarter people that actually would...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,038
Posted By BigMan73
I don't know who 'he' is but I don't own the...

I don't know who 'he' is but I don't own the 1190.
Will probably own the 1290 SA next spring.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-17-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,038
Posted By BigMan73
The 1190 feels much lighter than the Wee. From...

The 1190 feels much lighter than the Wee. From actual riding experience.
Same goes for the BMW F800 GSA with its ingenious low under the seat fuel tanks.

Spec Sheet Weight doesn't tell all the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-15-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,038
Posted By BigMan73
It is not. KTM has repeated several times that...

It is not.
KTM has repeated several times that 1190 and 1290 would co-exist. There is a youtube interview, in English, from 2014 Intermot, with the KTM representative. I posted it in the SA 1290...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-15-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,038
Posted By BigMan73
The whole bike is filthy and there is even duct...

The whole bike is filthy and there is even duct tape on the gas tank (From a drop?)

I'm not sure this is the 1050. Looks like an improved/modified 1190.
Perhaps this is the 2016 1190?
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 107,779
Posted By BigMan73
Why cheesy? This is the Hornet ...

Why cheesy?

This is the Hornet
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8d/FA-18-NAVY-Blue-Diamond.jpg/220px-FA-18-NAVY-Blue-Diamond.jpg
This is the Super Hornet...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,038
Posted By BigMan73
Exactly. They still have 2 models, but with 3...

Exactly. They still have 2 models, but with 3 different trimming levels of external farkles.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,038
Posted By BigMan73
Isn't WP owned by KTM?..

Isn't WP owned by KTM?..
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,038
Posted By BigMan73
I'd love to see that spy shot..

I'd love to see that spy shot..
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 107,779
Posted By BigMan73
Yes, I get the gap argument, and agree that a...

Yes, I get the gap argument, and agree that a lightweight multicylinder is needed for some population.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 107,779
Posted By BigMan73
+1 Off-Road is another very ambiguous term. ...

+1

Off-Road is another very ambiguous term.
I have gone with the DL-650, with its cast wheels, to places that I consider off-road (see photo link in my signature).

I personally have no desire...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,038
Posted By BigMan73
I don't know why all the BS is coming, but I...

I don't know why all the BS is coming, but I don't belong to these quarters of cynical Nay Sayers. To me, these are the best times in the history of motorcycling, and the evolution of ADV category in...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-13-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,038
Posted By BigMan73
I can see why people want less hp, less...

I can see why people want less hp, less expensive, why can't you see the opposite side, that some people want a powerful engine that excites them?

You personally don't need them - right, but...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-13-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,038
Posted By BigMan73
Totally. If a rider can't restrain himself...

Totally.

If a rider can't restrain himself from using the full 150HP power, then he shouldn't be riding.

Also the electronics are so advanced on the new KTMs that power doesn't play such a role...
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