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Old 11-12-2010, 09:09 AM   #2011
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Laugh

I'll take it

I gotta work on my negotiating skills.

It is interesting that the UK and Canadian sites have adjustable front suspension and the U.S. spec. sheet does not mention it.

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Old 11-12-2010, 10:04 AM   #2012
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Voxan?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voxan

It will be interesting to see what the French and Italian reviews have to say about since they should be less anglo-biased than their English counterparts.....
French reviews say it's a very very good bike:

The Tiger XC

http://www.moto-station.com/article9...ca-triple.html

The Tiger:

http://www.moto-station.com/article9...e-velours.html

(And about Voxan: too bad, very good bikes, but too pricey and too much reliability problems at the beginning. Anyway, we have Sherco, who will win the 2011 dakar )
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:17 AM   #2013
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French reviews Google-translated to english
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:15 AM   #2014
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Regarding the french review...isnt the average fuel consumption bit to high? We dont know the exact testing conditions, but still...
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:19 AM   #2015
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but they're French.
If the French like it, its a sissy bike.


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French reviews say it's a very very good bike:

The Tiger XC

http://www.moto-station.com/article9...ca-triple.html

The Tiger:

http://www.moto-station.com/article9...e-velours.html

(And about Voxan: too bad, very good bikes, but too pricey and too much reliability problems at the beginning. Anyway, we have Sherco, who will win the 2011 dakar )
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:27 AM   #2016
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According to French review they got 6.2 Litres/100 km. That converts to 37.9 miles/U.S. gallon. Thats a range of 306 kms with a 19 litre tank or converts to 190 miles. Not great.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:32 AM   #2017
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According to French review they got 6.2 Litres/100 km. That converts to 37.9 miles/U.S. gallon. Thats a range of 306 kms with a 19 litre tank or converts to 190 miles. Not great.
Depending on how hard they push the bikes and what terrain they rode - that would be okay or not. I'd rather expect something around 45mpg (5.2L/100km).
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:33 AM   #2018
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but they're French.
If the French like it, its a sissy bike.
Only the Frogs will get the white flag rack mount.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:35 AM   #2019
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According to French review they got 6.2 Litres/100 km. That converts to 37.9 miles/U.S. gallon. Thats a range of 306 kms with a 19 litre tank or converts to 190 miles. Not great.
Yup, that's disappointing. Hopefully that's ridden hard and it only gets better from there. A worst case 200 mile range is what I'm after so there's still hope.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:37 AM   #2020
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Depending on how hard they push the bikes and what terrain they rode - that would be okay or not. I'd rather expect something around 45mpg (5.2L/100km).
I guess you rather WANTED 45mpg.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:49 AM   #2021
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during our testing, Tiger 800 XC drank about 6.2 l/100 km with a varied pace and a big thirty miles of road
I dunno...it looks bad as they were surely on an economy drive!

Not too worried about the fuel consumption until it's actually given for specific uses...ie "thrashing" and "cruising"
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:05 PM   #2022
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I am liking these reports so far. I know that they are on a Triumph sponsored event but most reviews seem objective. It seems that the bike is at least on par with the BMW 800GS (and a kick in BMWs f650GS ass (sorry but BMW didn't do any favors by castrating that bike )). Considering both my Triumph dealers are BMW dealers I can't wait for the back to back test rides!
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:07 PM   #2023
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Interesting stuff. According to this, I should have slightly more legroom than on my Wee-Strom. Might have to raise the handlebar a bit though.

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Don't forget you gain 20mm more room just by removing the rubber from the footpegs. And I'm sure I read the handlebars were adjustable.
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:09 PM   #2024
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I dunno...it looks bad as they were surely on an economy drive!

Not too worried about the fuel consumption until it's actually given for specific uses...ie "thrashing" and "cruising"
Yup. How much is a 5 litre fuel-can anyway?
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:33 PM   #2025
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