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Old 06-15-2011, 07:04 PM   #11
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On the Tiger 800s another 20 hp is only an EFI map away. Try that on the BMW.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:04 PM   #12
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Thanks, Morbo!
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:12 PM   #13
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Pretty sure the rear wheel is 17" on both bikes, not 19" as stated in the article.
Yes, wheel sizes are 21/17 and 19/17. Sorry guys, not sure how that happened. I mentioned in the video 17-inch wheel sizes and when I got back from the trip I checked the information I was provided and was amazed that it said 19-inch rear wheels.

I built the spec sheet for the story, and it's a simple matter of copying Triumph information, so I know it was correct at the the time. But after a little digging I found the correct specs.

Won't happen again.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:33 AM   #14
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Put some Arrow cans on it, a power commander and I bet this is one sweet sounding and running motor.

Not so into the whole ADV thing (got a straight dirt bike for off road) but a sporty standard version of this would be cool too!
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:56 PM   #15
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Cool, when I'm old and creaky like Seruzawa I'll be needing a lighter bike than the mighty GS PzKw, one of these or an F800 GS should be just the ticket!
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:18 PM   #16
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Atlantic Ducati/Triumph offered up a demo 800 for a ride Saturday. I did about 30 miles on it in mixed conditions; pretty much everything but dirt. It's a very entertaining bike; it's like riding a mountain bike with an engine. And ABS, which I got to try unexpectedly (nice!). If I were looking to go offroad on occasion, this would be a serious option. But on the Interstate it's too skittish for my taste; maybe it's the high CG.

I did like the "Triple" engine feel though. Triumph may have found the best mix of good stuff from an L-twin and an I-4 layout. They have a Sprint GT demo bike; I think I'll take a spin on that next weekend.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:51 AM   #17
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Cool, when I'm old and creaky like Seruzawa I'll be needing a lighter bike than the mighty GS PzKw, one of these or an F800 GS should be just the ticket!
So, you'll be getting one today, I assume.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:15 AM   #18
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So, you'll be getting one today, I assume.

Yeah this afternoon! LOL
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:50 AM   #19
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[i]The only flaw/concern I have is the passenger peg setup; in keeping with the simplistic theme, they mount to the frame directly. Because they stick out pretty far, it seems like they could damage the frame easily.
I can tell you one thing nice about those passenger peg mounts: They keep the bike off your leg if you fall over!

At least on pavement, the bike will lay on the handlebar end, and the two footpegs.

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Old 06-20-2011, 09:14 AM   #20
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I tried one on Saturday after demo'n the GS800. I fit on it nice and since the GS turned out to be a total POS I'll be anticipating a demo on the trumpet. I could not get over the ridiculously abrupt throttle response on the 800GS. I took it for about a 60 mile ride and hit a paved one lane that is as close to dirt as you can get. Putting in 3rd over rolling bumpy hills I was all over the bike with the thing taking off, then slamming shut on the throttle. First bike I ever was happy to give the keys back. My feet and hands were tingling bigtime after getting off that rattle trap. 14k, I'd have a hard time at half that... Come on Triumph...
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