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Old 10-14-2010, 03:26 AM   #661
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Be careful: in NL we pay a lot of tax on motorcycles so direct comparsion is not possible
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:29 AM   #662
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I must first confess I own an F800GS ... and (oh the shame!) I like it.

I'm afraid that the 800 XC looks like an F800Gs from a parallel universe (pun intended!) where the have a "different" sense of aesthetics.I know I'm biased but it is kind of ugly. (to my eyes)



For example the lights are "interesting" and the way the exhaust system merges is "engagingly primitive".

I also don't like the way there is no seperate subframe ... could turnout to be very expensive.

Anyway it will probably turn out to be a very good bike, and it might "encourage" BMW to update the F800GS with better suspension and a wider ratio gearbox! And I confess ... I think the triumph triples are the best sounding bike engines of all.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:15 AM   #663
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after owning an 800 GS...

After owning an 800 GS I "cannot" wait for the Triumph to come out. The GS poured heat on your right leg. I hated that part of it. The triple motor will be MUCH smoother.
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:53 AM   #664
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Be careful: in NL we pay a lot of tax on motorcycles so direct comparsion is not possible
In Mexico, you pretty much pay the US price + 25% with extra shipping, importation and their equivalent of VAT (16%)
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:39 AM   #665
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Fixenated in a lame attempt to remove gayness...not that there's anything wrong with that.

I like this ad better........Man, the headlights (two big beams) are much better then the F800 look!

I wonder how the saddle is?!
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:24 AM   #666
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I also don't like the way there is no seperate subframe ... could turnout to be very expensive.
I agree.....

I wonder why they welded the passenger footpegs to the rear subframe and then welded the rear subframe to the main frame.

Those passenger footpeg brackets will get bent the first time it goes down..

No easy way to fix anything first time it gets bent up....

What was Triumph thinking

They should hang the dumba$$ engineer that thought this one up....

Oh well. maybe they will fix that when they do the first upgrades/fixes
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:31 AM   #667
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Sorry but that picture was crying out for some serious photoshop work !
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:17 AM   #668
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I agree.....

I wonder why they welded the passenger footpegs to the rear subframe and then welded the rear subframe to the main frame.

Those passenger footpeg brackets will get bent the first time it goes down..

No easy way to fix anything first time it gets bent up....

What was Triumph thinking

They should hang the dumba$$ engineer that thought this one up....

Oh well. maybe they will fix that when they do the first upgrades/fixes
How/where did u find out the pegs are welded on?
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:31 AM   #669
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How/where did u find out the pegs are welded on?
Look at any one of the many pictures posted.
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:34 AM   #670
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Look at any one of the many pictures posted.
Oh now I see, hopefully that will change for production.
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:55 AM   #671
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to me the wing shield and head kights make it look like the goblin from the spiderman comics
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I must first confess I own an F800GS ... and (oh the shame!) I like it.

I'm afraid that the 800 XC looks like an F800Gs from a parallel universe (pun intended!) where the have a "different" sense of aesthetics.I know I'm biased but it is kind of ugly. (to my eyes)



For example the lights are "interesting" and the way the exhaust system merges is "engagingly primitive".

I also don't like the way there is no seperate subframe ... could turnout to be very expensive.

Anyway it will probably turn out to be a very good bike, and it might "encourage" BMW to update the F800GS with better suspension and a wider ratio gearbox! And I confess ... I think the triumph triples are the best sounding bike engines of all.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:34 AM   #672
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so true!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 10-14-2010, 11:37 AM   #673
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Oh now I see, hopefully that will change for production.
Doubt it, it's being produced as we speak.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:15 PM   #674
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I agree.....

I wonder why they welded the passenger footpegs to the rear subframe and then welded the rear subframe to the main frame.

Those passenger footpeg brackets will get bent the first time it goes down..

No easy way to fix anything first time it gets bent up....

What was Triumph thinking

They should hang the dumba$$ engineer that thought this one up....

Oh well. maybe they will fix that when they do the first upgrades/fixes
The F800GS that Triumph have targeted with this bike has welded-on footpegs, so I guess they thought - if BMW can get away with it, so can we!

As for the subframe being welded to the main frame, that is puzzling, I can only offer one theory - that they have specced the subframe to be thicker tubing / better attached than usual so you would take a huge prang to bend it, the kind of prang that would bend the main frame / forks, etc anyway. I guess we'll see as owners buy them and drop them!
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:18 PM   #675
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I wonder why they welded the passenger footpegs to the rear subframe and then welded the rear subframe to the main frame.
My guess is that it makes the bike lighter without a bunch of nuts, bolts, washers, and bosses? Not that it is a good answer. Anybody see pics of the regular Tiger 800?
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