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Old 06-13-2013, 02:48 AM   #1
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Need advice 800xc purchase

First post, I'm looking at joining you adventuring folk and I need some advice.

I've found a triumph 800xc for a decent price, it's advertised as 2013 floor stock but not 100% that it is a 2013 model. Can anyone confirm for me if there are any differences between 2013 and 2012 models and how to tell the difference?

Thanks in advance people, look forward to seeing you about the place
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:12 AM   #2
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First post, I'm looking at joining you adventuring folk and I need some advice.

I've found a triumph 800xc for a decent price, it's advertised as 2013 floor stock but not 100% that it is a 2013 model. Can anyone confirm for me if there are any differences between 2013 and 2012 models and how to tell the difference?

Thanks in advance people, look forward to seeing you about the place
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:38 AM   #3
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Cheers, seemed like a redundant question but I though I read somewhere it was a run number on the plate and not a date, guessing it was another bike. Haven't had a look at the plate on one.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:49 AM   #4
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You could be right, a lot of manufacturers release new year models before the start of the calendar year.

There area fair few Tiger owners in the oz forum, but maybe ask the differences between model years in the beasts section too -

http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=5
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:33 AM   #5
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Apparently it's complicated as the rules for each world zone vary. It also seems that Triumph, like most manufacturers, begin to mark next year's model from about August. If you Google search 'Triumph tiger 800XC VIN number' and scroll down a few hits to one that tells you how to decifer the VIN numbers to determine year of manufacture. Good luck.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:53 AM   #6
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If you consider it to be a "bargain price" for a 2012 then you are ahead, if it is a "decent price" for a 2013 but borderline for a 2012 then it is marginal.

BUT...... more importantly, is it THE bike you WANT.....and are you willing to pay the price they are asking for it?

If that bike will "do it" for you then go for it.

Buying a particular bike is part common sense and being capable of doing what you want, and part of it is visceral.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:17 AM   #7
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Apparently it's complicated as the rules for each world zone vary. It also seems that Triumph, like most manufacturers, begin to mark next year's model from about August. If you Google search 'Triumph tiger 800XC VIN number' and scroll down a few hits to one that tells you how to decifer the VIN numbers to determine year of manufacture. Good luck.
The 11th digit in the VIN determines the year. 2010 'A' 2011 'B' 2012 'C' 2013 'D'.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:28 AM   #8
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The 11th digit in the VIN determines the year. 2010 'A' 2011 'B' 2012 'C' 2013 'D'.
Looks like My 11th is a C which should make it a 2012 but I saw it in the Flinders in August 2011 and I know that the then owner had owned it for a few months at least...

I might get in there with a torch and check it out.....

EDIT: my 11th digit is definitely a C.....also has a black frame.....and was delivered into Oz around mid 2011.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:27 AM   #9
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:46 AM   #10
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Silver frame 2011, Black Frames start at 2012
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:30 PM   #11
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Silver frame 2011, Black Frames start at 2012
I used to think that was the case too, but the Poms were told of a factory change from silver to graphite black frames in March 2011. My early 2011 has the black frame.. all very confusing.

If the original poster follows the advice of Podge and checks the dates on the compliance plate he will get the info he is seeking.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:35 PM   #12
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If the original poster follows the advice of Podge and checks the dates on the compliance plate he will get the info he is seeking.
Or she
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:07 PM   #13
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Or she
An assumption on my part, and probably incorrect....thanks BW, and apologies to MaggieL if female...

Now I understand PBee's post.....
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:42 AM   #14
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I used to think that was the case too, but the Poms were told of a factory change from silver to graphite black frames in March 2011. My early 2011 has the black frame.. all very confusing.

If the original poster follows the advice of Podge and checks the dates on the compliance plate he will get the info he is seeking.

You have a 2012 AU model.

My bike was organized through Triumph AU, all the 800's and 800XC's in the country at that time (2011) had silver frames. When my bike rocked up i peaked inside the container and said to the guys "its got a black frame". They thought i was shitting them. They looked it up and said "shit its a 2012".

Samething with the WR250R i had, got it the first year , basically the first shipment when they were only in blue or white (2008 i think??)......Stamped 2007 but AU never had the bikes in 2007

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Old 06-14-2013, 03:18 PM   #15
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Check the compliance plate, this will tell you what you want to know relevant to Australia. If you like it and are prepared to pay the money they ask, buy it, then stop looking because you'll always find a better deal after you've bought.
There's actually a recognized psychological condition were people anal-ize so much over getting the best price they never really enjoy their purchase because they think they could have done better. Enjoy your new bike
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