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« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2012, 08:27:52 AM »

Looks good "in-person"  

It still looks like the passenger might be perched like a gargoyle though.
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« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2012, 09:27:35 AM »


Looks good "in-person"  

It still looks like the passenger might be perched like a gargoyle though.


The seating looks very similar to the R1200GS.  The rear seat seemed less high than the Tiger 1050, though I'm not positive.

My wife liked this bike for me - she said that it fitted me well.  I think it felt pretty huge.
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« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2012, 09:29:12 AM »

OK, maybe it just looks funny do to the camera angle.
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« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2012, 10:59:18 PM »


I saw this yesterday in NYC.  A very nice, burly man's bike.  It sits pretty well (that's not me in the pic).




Well, judging by the background of the picture, we were at the triumph stand at the same time....and standing roughly 10 feet apart  Embarassment
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« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2012, 06:03:29 AM »

That's funny!  I would love to have met you.  We were at the Triumph stand right around noon-ish.
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« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2012, 07:10:35 AM »


My wife liked this bike for me - she said that it fitted me well.  I think it felt pretty huge.


Sounds like you got a green light Alex!   Thumbsup
Your streety is so tiny, most bikes will feel huge for a while....
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« Reply #47 on: January 24, 2012, 07:26:53 AM »




Sounds like you got a green light Alex!   Thumbsup
Your streety is so tiny, most bikes will feel huge for a while....


Yeah that's the truth, Sam.  But when the going is a lot of tight curves, tiny beats mighty.  If I were going to ride across the country, or if my wife didn't already start riding her own bike, this Tiger 1200 would hold a lot more interest to me.  Still - it's very tempting and I want to test one!  

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« Reply #48 on: January 24, 2012, 04:02:08 PM »

A substantively better shot from NYC

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« Reply #49 on: January 24, 2012, 04:05:53 PM »

Much better. Thank you.  Thumbsup


I'm thinking that new Tiger looks awesome!
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« Reply #50 on: January 24, 2012, 07:34:08 PM »


Much better. Thank you.  Thumbsup


I'm thinking that new Tiger looks awesome!


I agree with both points.   Bigsmile

My question is:  Will it come with a spoke wheel option?
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« Reply #51 on: January 24, 2012, 11:42:22 PM »

and how peppy will the engine be?
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« Reply #52 on: January 28, 2012, 04:19:53 PM »

I think the shaft-drive will be the main selling point for this bike over the Tiger 1050.  Surprisingly the listed weights are not that far apart 539 vs 570lbs, and the gas tank size is identical at 5.3 gallons.  The other main selling point is the 89 ft-lb of torque, which should make it quite the stump-puller.


There are two things I dont like about my Tiger 1050. One is the chain, would love to have a shaft like on this new Tiger Explorer. The other thing is the small ass gas tank, so I sure dont want a "1200" with this same tank. Damn Triumph, couldn't you at least put on a 6 gallon tank ?
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« Reply #53 on: January 29, 2012, 06:08:20 PM »




There are two things I dont like about my Tiger 1050. One is the chain, would love to have a shaft like on this new Tiger Explorer. The other thing is the small ass gas tank, so I sure dont ws10ant a "1200" with this same tank. Damn Triumph, couldn't you at least put on a 6 gallon tank ?



A 6 or even 7 gallon gallon tank would have been the ticket. But no, triumph wanted to make it look preeeeeeeetty so they went with a 5 gallon tank. Big FAIL, keeps me out of the hunt. My S10 has a 6 gal. tank and get 42-45 mpg, my 800XC, with a 5 gal. tank, gets 36-38 mpg. The triple is a thirsty beast and I suspect the 1200 will drink more then the 800.   Thumbsdown

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« Reply #54 on: January 30, 2012, 08:08:20 AM »





A 6 or even 7 gallon gallon tank would have been the ticket. But no, triumph wanted to make it look preeeeeeeetty so they went with a 5 gallon tank. Big FAIL, keeps me out of the hunt. My S10 has a 6 gal. tank and get 42-45 mpg, my 800XC, with a 5 gal. tank, gets 36-38 mpg. The triple is a thirsty beast and I suspect the 1200 will drink more then the 800.   Thumbsdown

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I had no problem with the 5.3 gallon tank on my Tiger 1050.  During touring it would regularly get beyond 200-miles to a tank, if needed.  With my 675, I get upward to 42-50+mpg while touring (though closer to 36mpg while commuting).  I'm surprised your Tiger 800XC is not returning better mileage - I read that it was to be more efficient than the 675's.  Triumph quotes 41-63(!) mpg on their website for the 800XC.  Is your Tiger fully broken-in?

I would not automatically assume that the 1200 will be more thirsty than the 1050.  We'll have to see.  I'm surprised the 1200 has the same size tank as the 1050, but maybe they were able to maintain or improve efficiency.
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« Reply #55 on: January 30, 2012, 10:03:16 AM »

With a clean sheet design, I'd imagine they'd get a good bit more efficiency out of the 1200 compared to the 20-year old basic design of the 1050.  And then throw much of it away by strapping on a shaft drive.
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« Reply #56 on: January 30, 2012, 10:51:19 AM »




I had no problem with the 5.3 gallon tank on my Tiger 1050.  During touring it would regularly get beyond 200-miles to a tank, if needed.  With my 675, I get upward to 42-50+mpg while touring (though closer to 36mpg while commuting).  I'm surprised your Tiger 800XC is not returning better mileage - I read that it was to be more efficient than the 675's.  Triumph quotes 41-63(!) mpg on their website for the 800XC.  Is your Tiger fully broken-in?

I would not automatically assume that the 1200 will be more thirsty than the 1050.  We'll have to see.  I'm surprised the 1200 has the same size tank as the 1050, but maybe they were able to maintain or improve efficiency.



I'm not sure what you mean by "fully" broken in but it's got 4500 miles on then odo, it also had the Arrow slip-on and tune. A few weeks ago the damn thing ran out of gas at 178 miles.  Crazy

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I'm not sure what you mean by "fully" broken in but it's got 4500 miles on then odo, it also had the Arrow slip-on and tune. A few weeks ago the damn thing ran out of gas at 178 miles.  Crazy

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« Reply #58 on: January 30, 2012, 11:16:04 AM »





I'm not sure what you mean by "fully" broken in but it's got 4500 miles on then odo, it also had the Arrow slip-on and tune. A few weeks ago the damn thing ran out of gas at 178 miles.  Crazy

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By broken-in, I meant that you are past the break-in period, which is clearly the case.  You are right - that is certainly lower efficiency than should be expected, but as Black Hills suggested, it may be related to the Arrow tune.   Headscratch Shrug  
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« Reply #59 on: January 30, 2012, 01:33:11 PM »





I'm not sure what you mean by "fully" broken in but it's got 4500 miles on then odo, it also had the Arrow slip-on and tune. A few weeks ago the damn thing ran out of gas at 178 miles.  Crazy

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What is the gas tank capacity?
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