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Old 03-17-2013, 01:02 PM   #226
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It'll be interesting to see if Yamaha have any plans to put their new triple motor in a TDM replacement - presuming Yamaha have any interest in launching new bikes in the near future..
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:03 PM   #227
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There are several new videos on youtube taken at the same demo ride that the french one already posted came from. A few other ride views, but the sound of the first video was the best.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:01 AM   #228
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Why - when you have a motor as tuneful as the Triple - do these goofs insist on putting "music" over the top of the already tuneful soundtrack..
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:28 PM   #229
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According to my local dealer, the Triumph rep has confirmed that there is no plans to bring the Tiger Sport to the U.S. I guess I'll be getting that k1300S after all.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:40 PM   #230
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According to my local dealer, the Triumph rep has confirmed that there is no plans to bring the Tiger Sport to the U.S. I guess I'll be getting that k1300S after all.
I hope your dealer is wrong, or that Triumph can be persuaded to change their mind. I'm either buying a Tiger 1050 Sport or a KTM 990 SMT. If Triumph won't import the bike I want, my hands are tied.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:43 PM   #231
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I hope your dealer is wrong, or that Triumph can be persuaded to change their mind. I'm either buying a Tiger 1050 Sport or a KTM 990 SMT. If Triumph won't import the bike I want, my hands are tied.
I don't think it's the dealer, this came from Triumph USA apparently. It does seem like this particular iteration is a gap bike. Triumph may be planning on continuing the Tiger Sport, but I bet the current 1050 motor is at end of life (as already speculated).
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:08 PM   #232
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I don't think it's the dealer, this came from Triumph USA apparently. It does seem like this particular iteration is a gap bike. Triumph may be planning on continuing the Tiger Sport, but I bet the current 1050 motor is at end of life (as already speculated).
Bummer. The 115-130 horsepower range is perfect for me; it is just fast enough to be fun, without needing traction control to keep me out of trouble.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:56 PM   #233
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I can wait a bit myself, but if I were in need of a new set of two wheels, I would be pretty sad not to have one of these on the list of available choices. Plans can and do change, so I would hold out until next year if possible to see if this bike is really not coming here. If it doesn't make it by year two, then I would say it is probably not coming at all.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:06 AM   #234
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That's exactly what I'm doing. I've all but pulled ads for my Speed Triple. I'll most likely keep it for a year more to play wait-and-see with Triumph. My dealer is also saying I can't buy one unless I move to Europe.

I hope line hell he's wrong...


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Old 03-26-2013, 05:03 AM   #235
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Let's also recognize that any dealer's number one priority is to sell the bikes that he currently has sitting on the showroom floor, as they are costing him money. Better to make a sale now on a sure thing rather than tell some potential customer that he might want to wait a year. Easy enough to apologize later when the real bike you want shows up, as he can just say that he was told by corporate that the bike wasn't going to be delivered here, and why not trade the old one in (profit for him here) and buy the one you really want (more profit here)?
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:30 AM   #236
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Let's also recognize that any dealer's number one priority is to sell the bikes that he currently has sitting on the showroom floor, as they are costing him money.
Which is exactly why I'm holding off selling my current steed. I 'trust' my dealer, but I don't t-r-u-s-t him.




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Old 03-26-2013, 06:50 PM   #237
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After my excitement for the Tiger 800XC wore off, and after I bought a DR650 for dirt and realized my Wee Strom was going to stay 99.5% on pavement, this new Tiger 1050 Sport is a serious contender to end up in my garage this year, replacing the Strom and my Ducati. I realize its a niche bike for the US market, but so are the Rocket 3's, the Tiger 800 roadie and some of the umpteen Bonneville variations. If they don't bring it in to the US, Ducati (HyperStrada) or KTM (SMT or 1190) may get my business.

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Old 03-30-2013, 06:44 PM   #238
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I'm the same way. I don't want to crash a $10,000 adventure bike, when I can ride a $3500 DR650 for dirt and then have a more street oriented sport tourer like the Tiger 1050 Sport.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:56 AM   #239
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Did a short testride on the 1050Sport today and was positively surprised (didn't like the old 1050). Handles better then the 800 Road, brakes+suspension good. Engine has a nice roar, lovely power, but does not feel as refined as the 800.
Apart from ABS I see no need for nannytronics on this bike
When the time comes to replace my current 800 the 1050Sport is on top of my list (together with a new 800 )
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:30 PM   #240
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Do you think it would be decent two-up?
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