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Old 06-14-2011, 02:11 PM   #1
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:54 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:58 PM   #3
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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...?
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:18 AM   #4
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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)
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:26 AM   #5
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"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.
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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.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:22 AM   #7
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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!).
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:26 AM   #8
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Does it really have a 19" rear wheel.
No. It doesn't.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:05 PM   #9
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Pretty sure the rear wheel is 17" on both bikes, not 19" as stated in the article.

According to Triumph's Web site

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Standard:
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:05 PM   #10
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"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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