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Old 02-28-2012, 10:34 PM   #1516
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Wow, I must of been asleep in a time capsule or got lost in a time warp I didn't realize you had the Vee since 05.

Your right I don't think anybody can go wrong with any of the bikes out there, now its just a personal preference of which one to choose.

Seen a picture of your black S10 looks really nice with the Jesse bags, always liked the looks of that bike but feel the seat height may be to tall for me. Congrats nice ride
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:12 AM   #1517
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Yup. Agreed on all points.
I should add that MCN - UK, have a big piece on the new Explorer tomorrow - and a spy shot of a heavily updated Tiger 1050, which they have christened the Tiger Sport. Hinckley are most certainly on a roll..

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...n-february-29/
Did anyone run out and buy this mag yet?????
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:38 AM   #1518
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Did anyone run out and buy this mag yet?????
In short it says its a fantastic road bike, okay on gravel but not for off road use. To much power.

Better than the BMW, but it's not a BMW (thank god for that) because it has 30yrs under it belt.

They did also say expect one with a bigger tank and wire wheels

To quote MCN

Triumph is faster, more powerful,comfier and better equipped than the GS. Cheaper and has more precise handling too, But it's not all over for the BMW yet. 5 stars out of 5
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:50 AM   #1519
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:58 AM   #1520
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I bought the flavor of the month bike, Tiger XC, after extensive reading and a short test ride from the triumph truck. No regrets, get what you like if it appeals and you will be happy.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:33 AM   #1521
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I must say I am liking it more and more. Hopefully, they will have a demo in Daytona for Bike Week which starts next weekend.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:51 AM   #1522
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The XC is a little heavy for dual sporting, however there are some Aussies that are pushing the bike in DS conditions.
Yup .... I know there are some Aussies really pushing it in the DS category.

In fact there are some peeps in my neck of the woods that are totally using the XC for dual sporting, on fairly decent F.S. Roads. Lion BR is one of them, and the type of terrain he uses his on is exactly what I'd be riding on when I eventually get mine. I've stated this in the older XC thread, that the bike would be in the middle niche with what I have. You can comfortably ride the pavement to get to some "decent - mild" dirt and take it off road.

Whereas my 640a - which I love off roading with, breaks my ass riding it on the pavement.

Last - the XC weights less than my 900i, and my Africa Twin (when I owned it) and the XC is around 100 lbs lighter than the AT, and I took the AT off road. Sometimes I wound up on single track, etc, that I didn't plan on ... and the AT handled it. So I look at the fact that the bike has newer technology, USD forks, and is lighter than what I'm used to for a large dual sport bike.

That's my .02 cents anyways .......

Oh - and I'd be selling my 900i, when I'm at the point to procure an XC. I would see no reason to have both of them .......

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Old 02-29-2012, 01:17 PM   #1523
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In short it says its a fantastic road bike, okay on gravel but not for off road use. To much power.

Better than the BMW, but it's not a BMW (thank god for that) because it has 30yrs under it belt.

They did also say expect one with a bigger tank and wire wheels

To quote MCN

Triumph is faster, more powerful,comfier and better equipped than the GS. Cheaper and has more precise handling too, But it's not all over for the BMW yet. 5 stars out of 5
Like most everyone else, I will not purchase until after a test ride. BUT, from what I see and nothing unexpected pops up I'll buy the "Adventure" model as soon as it hit's the store.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:50 PM   #1524
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Better than the BMW, but it's not a BMW (thank god for that) because it has 30yrs under it belt.
So what?

What is that supposed to mean for a buyer?

Go and buy a second rate bike because they have being making them for 30 years?

Or is it just a way of saying that there are little things that make the BMW more well rounded?
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:53 PM   #1525
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"Triumph's first attempt at a big adventure bike"...i guess the previous Tigers don't count

I like it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:05 PM   #1526
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I must say I am liking it more and more. Hopefully, they will have a demo in Daytona for Bike Week which starts next weekend.

Triumph reps at the show in Charlotte said "no demo bikes in Daytona this year."

Bummer - Looks like we will have to ride the Super Tenere. Triumph better hope we don't fall in love with the Tenere in their absence.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #1527
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Numbers: Triumph have 6,000 pencilled in for 2012. They expect BMW to sell 18,000 1200GSs.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:23 PM   #1528
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Numbers: Triumph have 6,000 pencilled in for 2012. They expect BMW to sell 18,000 1200GSs.
If history is any indication, I don't think that number includes GSA's. That should add another 10k units or so. Pretty impressive when you think about it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:49 PM   #1529
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:52 PM   #1530
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The more I see of this bike the more I like it. Traction control, ABS and criuse at what I think is a good price. It may replace my Tiger 1050. I will be there the day the demo hits my dealer.
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