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Old 01-14-2013, 07:55 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Rick West View Post
Triumph did the right thing with the Explorer by making it pretty much what the buyers of large dual sports want. A street bike. Triumph knows that most of these bikes are being used for pavement touring, so they gave the Explorer the best engine in the class for what the bike will be used for. That engine is miles ahead of the S10 and the Vee-strom engines.

The fact that the Explorer is really bad off pavement will not mean much to buyers of the large dualsports sadly. That engine though will bring Vee-Strom buyers to Triumph if they can afford it and people considering a S10 if they are not pretending about how much off pavement riding they really do.
There is a pretty hefty price difference between the s10 and explorer for now, though, as there are plenty of leftover 2012 teneres (~$13k OTD is somewhat easy to get), explorers aren't nearly as discounted. As these deals dry up, the gap will narrow.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:01 PM   #17
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Think you street guys would be surprised how much gravel/dirt some of us really do on our S10s. And for the dirty end I'll take the S10 any day. Just try and keep up. Bring your Multis and Explorers.
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