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Administrator 09-01-2012 07:08 AM

2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC Unveiled
 

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2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC Unveiled

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jmdonald 09-01-2012 07:16 AM

Wwcm
 
When it comes to women,wine,cars and motorcycles, all you need to know is what you like. This is a valiant effort from Triumph. After a few years of refinement it may be a GS killer. Other than an occasional fire road I doubt I would ride on anything other than pavement. It is a nice bike.

bmwclay 09-02-2012 12:34 PM

1200 Xc
 
Tell me they fixed the hair trigger throttle and I might be interested.

seruzawa 09-02-2012 09:06 PM

Regardless of the appearance, the weight just makes it a bigger heavier 1050 Tiger, which isn't all that dirt capable in the first place. Since I do a bit of off-roading I'd not be interested in the extra 50 pounds and the 1050 isn't exactly short on power. If anything the instant low end response of the 1050 makes it a bit of a handful on the fire roads. The 1200'd probably be a really nice touring bike though. In any case it's not a Bavarian tractor.

For real Adventuring the KTM is still king of the liter-class.

sarnali2 09-03-2012 09:11 AM

I rode my Heritage Softail down a gravel road and it did just fine.

The Spaceman 09-03-2012 09:28 AM

I like this bike; frankly I think Triumph has out-GS'd BMW. It's a big, imposing "Interstate" bike with on-pavement features that fit the reality of where these bikes go versus their owner's RTW fantasies. It matches or excels the GS on features like cruise control, it costs less, and will probably have lower maintenance costs. The 1050 is a great bike too, but it really doesn't overlap that much with the Tiger.

Love that khaki green!

Kevin_Duke 09-03-2012 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 277294)
Regardless of the appearance, the weight just makes it a bigger heavier 1050 Tiger, which isn't all that dirt capable in the first place. Since I do a bit of off-roading I'd not be interested in the extra 50 pounds and the 1050 isn't exactly short on power. If anything the instant low end response of the 1050 makes it a bit of a handful on the fire roads. The 1200'd probably be a really nice touring bike though. In any case it's not a Bavarian tractor.

For real Adventuring the KTM is still king of the liter-class.

If you want to go off-roading and do it on a Triumph, the 800XC is an excellent choice!

seruzawa 09-03-2012 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 277303)
If you want to go off-roading and do it on a Triumph, the 800XC is an excellent choice!

I would but my wife won't let me go without her. 2up is mandated.

Kevin_Duke 09-03-2012 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 277304)
I would but my wife won't let me go without her. 2up is mandated.

Why can't you go 2up on the 800?

pushrod 09-04-2012 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 277310)
Why can't you go 2up on the 800?

Most of us don't have your slim, boyish figure, KD!

The saddle is pretty much maxxed out with one on board...


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