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2011 Triumph Tiger 800 & 800XC Review [Video]
 

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2011 Triumph Tiger 800 & 800XC Review [Video]

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bmwclay 06-14-2011 07:54 PM

800xc
 
Looks like about time to sell the 1150GS. Save 100 lbs.and gain 10-15 hp. What's not to like? The triple on my old 95 Trophy was a wonderful, smooth motor.
I rode the F800GS and it was a little vibey on the freeway. Parallel twins and inline fours (no matter how they are counter-balanced) always put my hands to sleep.
Replace the R100S,the 1150GS, the R90 hybrid dual sport, the TTR-250 with one bike, how novel.
Never sell the Le Mans though.

Kevin_Duke 06-14-2011 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bmwclay (Post 261641)
Looks like about time to sell the 1150GS. Save 100 lbs.and gain 10-15 hp. What's not to like? The triple on my old 95 Trophy was a wonderful, smooth motor.
I rode the F800GS and it was a little vibey on the freeway. Parallel twins and inline fours (no matter how they are counter-balanced) always put my hands to sleep.
Replace the R100S,the 1150GS, the R90 hybrid dual sport, the TTR-250 with one bike, how novel.
Never sell the Le Mans though.

Then we'll have to call you tigerclay...?

Dr_Sprocket 06-15-2011 03:18 AM

These two bikes are serious contenders for the "Do-It-All" crown. Plenty of power, decent ergos, engine with character, and multi-road capable. What's not to like? (except the engine noise)

Morbo the Destroyer 06-15-2011 05:26 AM

"The insight I possess is so grand this story could become the Dianetics of adventure-touring articles. But before I get all L. Ron Hubbard, allow me to abridge my knowledge with this condensed version of the details: The XC is taller and handles better in the dirt."

Now that is writing!

These are very interesting bikes. As soon as Atlantic Triumph gets their demo in, I'm going for a spin. I love their elemental engineering approach; I think simplicity is beauty in machines. 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.

sliphorn 06-15-2011 08:39 AM

I test rode the standard Tiger 800 a few weeks back. The particular bike I was on had a very annoying vibration coming through the seat @ 3800 to 4200 rpm.

The transmission was as slick as can be, and all in all a very nice ride 'cept for the seat buzz.

bbtowns 06-15-2011 09:22 AM

Does it really have a 19" rear wheel. That's a pretty odd size for a rear, even the KTM's have 18" rear wheels. Don't often see tires in that size either. The pictures look more like 17", but hard to really judge. Otherwise, I'll make some space in the garage (hope those are sealed spoke wheels!).

Morbo the Destroyer 06-15-2011 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbtowns (Post 261661)
Does it really have a 19" rear wheel.

No. It doesn't.

MCGMB 06-15-2011 12:05 PM

Pretty sure the rear wheel is 17" on both bikes, not 19" as stated in the article.

According to Triumph's Web site

XC:
Specifications | Triumph Motorcycles

Standard:
Specifications | Triumph Motorcycles

Morbo the Destroyer 06-15-2011 01:05 PM

"But a component is only as strong as its weakest part, and on these saddlebags it’s the attachment point. Twice I witnessed bags break off of fellow journalist bikes during slow-speed, front-end washouts in the dirt. Off-road warriors will wish for more robust mounts."

That sucks. My Givi luggage actually saved the bike's paint when I dropped it in the garage.


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