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Old 11-09-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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Triumph 800 XC-R

Will they make it ?????????????? I want one
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:41 PM   #2
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Don't know about you guys, but I love the looks of it. Any specs?
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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Excellent and has "fuck off" written all over it.
I want one in flat black.
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:47 PM   #4
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:20 PM   #5
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Awesome!

Pure awesomeness. But I doubt we would get it in my neck of the woods!!
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:23 AM   #6
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I posted that last Friday in the Tiger 800 thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=9369

It's not an XC-R, it's a one-off custom built by Triumph's accessory division. But of course we're all hoping that there will be an XC-R that will take this sort of form.

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Old 11-10-2011, 07:31 AM   #7
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Playing devil's advocate, other than wave rotors, Brembos, Ohlins suspension, and knobbies, what makes the R significantly better than the XC...and at what price? It still has the marginal windshield, welded passenger footpeg brackets, same crash bars, questionable handguards, etc. If they're going to upgrade the XC, do the full Monty and fix the things XC owners complain about (me included).
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:46 AM   #8
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What have the romans ever given us?

Tubeless rims
Fully adjustable Ohlins
Brembos
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:38 PM   #9
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Improvements? Well, it looks da shit
More seriously, that suspension might be a game changer. Our current 800 class sufers from crappy suspension, I prefer my S10 over a F800GS on open off road any day mostly because of suspensions.

The Tiger with top notch suspension might be a lot closer to KTM 990 performance.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:49 PM   #10
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Playing devil's advocate, other than wave rotors, Brembos, Ohlins suspension, and knobbies, what makes the R significantly better than the XC...and at what price? It still has the marginal windshield, welded passenger footpeg brackets, same crash bars, questionable handguards, etc. If they're going to upgrade the XC, do the full Monty and fix the things XC owners complain about (me included).
Say what?

That little lot is probably 2500 worth of kit, if not more, and you want new footpegs?

I think this 'special' is just that; those gold forks alone give me the horn
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:21 PM   #11
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Excellent and has "fuck off" written all over it.
I want one in flat black.


This is the kind of bike Honda should be making, instead of that Cross Tourer.
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:47 PM   #12
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This is the kind of bike Honda should be making, instead of that Cross Tourer.
Amen.

Somebody needs to light the fire under the Honda product planning dept. and then have the bean counters do a reality check on their bottom line pricing. Things are not in sync with reality...... in my humble opinion of course.

OK, how 'bout an ADV bike with a 900cc narrow angle V-twin built from two CRF450 top ends, an aluminum twin spar main frame with a tubular chrome moly subframe, or just birdcage the whole affair in CrMo. Include a nice 6 gallon fuel tank PLEASE. I'm sure they can source some modern suspenders, binders, and spoked rims from some place. I'd vote for shaft drive but I know many like chains, whatever, just do the rest right.

You can leave off the dual clutch stuff and space age styling. Make the electro mojo optional, or at least switchable, if possible.
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:00 PM   #13
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Honda (or even Yamaha) have the technology and resources to easly build a light and reliable 800/900cc adv bike of this kind, with very good suspenders (they have a enduro bikes division) maybe even keep it under 12.000 or 13.000. They just don't have the vision...
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:32 PM   #14
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:37 PM   #15
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People nearby are wondering why I just burst out laughing

On a (slightly) more serious note....what tyres are those ?
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