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Old 09-22-2010, 05:28 PM   #1
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Talking *Three Brothers - Three Tigers* | The start of something awesome....

Morning Gents.

I thought it was about time I posted on ADV about our recent good fortune, especially as this is where most of our support will come from (hopefully).


Up until recently, myself and my two brothers-in-law (Jamie and Cameron) have been dedicated dirt riders. Through a talented mix of over-confidence and testosterone, I threw my DRZ into the ground. Really. Fucking. Hard.

With my foot permanently screwed, and the lads getting old/decrepit, we have slowly moved onto adventure tourers.

JT managed to score a black 955i Tiger, followed by Cam with a green one. They both did a lap of Tassie to break them in, while I stayed at home nursing a busted foot and cursing their names. Bastards.

Not to be left out again, I grabbed a 2000 Cagiva Navigator. It had Staintune pipes, sexy curves, and plenty of power. It was glorious!



We all had a blast - riding to the GP from Canberra, heading to the Condo 750, coast trips on weekends.... I did a write up of one ride from the ACT to Tumut and back: Link

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And then one day over beers, Cam comes up with this hairbrained idea - to email Triumph Australia asking for three bikes in exchange for ride reports and videos.

Jamie and I laughed.

Not put off by our cruel mockery, Cam decided to fire off an email to his favourite bike company. He outlined who we were, what we do, where we ride, and which bikes we had. He spun a story of the future, one where our trusty trio galavanted across this fine country making short videos for YouTube and the likes, with humorous content and engaging characters. After a few days, he received an email back stating they were interested, and he ran to us with the news.

Jamie and I laughed again, with more than a hint of cynicism. Surely, they would simply give us a little discount on new bikes, or throw us some merchandise. Right?

Wrong.

After a few more emails, phone calls, and plenty more beer, we were at Eurotune Motorcycles handing over the keys to our current bikes.

We shared a moment...



In return, we were handed the keys to three identical Triumph Tiger 1050's!





Can you believe it? We still can't. It seems ridiculous - not that we cannot put forward decent content, but that we are actually about to do this thing!

The next step was to head to the pub, drink beer and smoke big cigars.




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So there you go people - Three brothers, three Tigers, no idea. We have plans and thoughts about how we should present this, but it's still all a bit euphoric.

I've bought a Contour HD, and a GoProHD for filming purposes, so we should have some video up soon enough.

Let me know what you think we should do! I'm keen to hear your thoughts and ideas, and anywhere we can link up with other ADV riders would be great.

HELL YEAH!
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:47 PM   #2
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I have nothing to say except that an outcome that awesome DESERVES a cigar that big
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:48 PM   #3
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Well Done

Well I for one am rather impressed. I look forward to Your Travels/Trips. If You do a Trip down Kiewa way My lady and I will put You's up for the nite just to hear Your stories.
Id like to know how well they travel in the dirt, more serious stuff not just hard gravel. All the best Beet
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:51 PM   #4
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Congrats! Great score.

Will be watching this

(do ya have to give the bikes back at the end?!)
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:01 PM   #5
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Well, if you never ask the answer is always No! What a score, i wonder if they would be as forthcoming with a new 800 xc. Dream on Jack!
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:09 PM   #6
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Well I for one am rather impressed. I look forward to Your Travels/Trips. If You do a Trip down Kiewa way My lady and I will put You's up for the nite just to hear Your stories.
Id like to know how well they travel in the dirt, more serious stuff not just hard gravel. All the best Beet
Thanks Beet - I'll most definitely be down that way soon, as we ride to the Supers via Mitta Mitta.

I've been playing with the Tiger on our property (we have a few hundred acres) and it handles really well. It came with Road Pilots, so not the best tyre for paddocks, but the bike is very confidence inspiring when crossed up.

Hopefully we can get some decent video of us almost crashing to demonstrate...
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:10 PM   #7
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Congrats! Great score.

Will be watching this

(do ya have to give the bikes back at the end?!)
Cheers Holmesie, I hope we can keep you entertained!

The bikes are completely ours, so no handing them back - which is awesome!
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:11 PM   #8
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Well, if you never ask the answer is always No! What a score, i wonder if they would be as forthcoming with a new 800 xc. Dream on Jack!
Exactly! I'm still in shock that it actually worked though...
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:11 PM   #9
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You lucky,lucky bastards. Looking forward to the ride report.
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:14 PM   #10
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and anywhere we can link up with other ADV riders would be great.
Firstly congrats on the gig and the bikes

Secondly...to get you off to a good start with the vids etc, bring the bikes to Bendethera next weekend (Oct long weekend).
There's an easy way in from Moruya but challenging enough to make for great vid of the 1050's taking on a bit of good old OZ's national parks fire trails.

Trust me...it's doable and will also make Triumph happy campers
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:24 PM   #11
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Firstly congrats on the gig and the bikes

Secondly...to get you off to a good start with the vids etc, bring the bikes to Bendethera next weekend (Oct long weekend).
There's an easy way in from Moruya but challenging enough to make for great vid of the 1050's taking on a bit of good old OZ's national parks fire trails.

Trust me...it's doable and will also make Triumph happy campers
Bendethera, you say?

We were thinking of heading to the coast that day anyway, so this might be a goer - we have a photographer friend that wants to follow in his car - would it be too rough?
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Bendethera, you say?

We were thinking of heading to the coast that day anyway, so this might be a goer - we have a photographer friend that wants to follow in his car - would it be too rough?
Cars can get probably just over 3/4 the way in - maybe more if they have good ground clearance - but I doubt it'll make it all the way. And if they did make it down the final hill, it wouldn't be pretty getting it back out . Would make for great video though.

There's a group of us heading in for the weekend - so if your interested I can forward more details.
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Cars can get probably just over 3/4 the way in - maybe more if they have good ground clearance - but I doubt it'll make it all the way. And if they did make it down the final hill, it wouldn't be pretty getting it back out . Would make for great video though.

There's a group of us heading in for the weekend - so if your interested I can forward more details.
I'll have a chat with the lads tonight, and let you know - it sounds great!
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:35 PM   #14
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Write to SPOT and see if they will throw in a tracker so we can follow your trip.
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