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Old 09-01-2012, 07:08 AM   #1
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:16 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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Tell me they fixed the hair trigger throttle and I might be interested.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:06 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:11 AM   #5
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I rode my Heritage Softail down a gravel road and it did just fine.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:28 AM   #6
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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.

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:36 AM   #7
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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!
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:20 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:41 PM   #9
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I would but my wife won't let me go without her. 2up is mandated.
Why can't you go 2up on the 800?
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:17 AM   #10
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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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