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post #11 of 26 Old 01-13-2013, 09:39 AM
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When I saw that first pic from the link with the red Tiger....I thought of how similar it looks to the FZ6...Great looking bike.

BTW, I've put a thousand miles on the new GStrom so far and I'm loving it. Sadly, I had to cancel my insurance on the FZ6...that bike just won't get ridden any more.

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post #12 of 26 Old 01-15-2013, 07:24 PM
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Geez, that is one nice looking piece of machinery. I'm heading to Searchtempest right now. Gorgeous bike, love the color, what kind of exhaust?

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In the picture of the sport I would assume its a Triumph stock exhaust, the picture of the orange 1050 also appears to be stock.
Triumph does have a habit of offering an 'off road' exhaust for their bikes. I have one on my 1050 Tiger and its looks identical to a stock exhaust, somewhat louder and freer flowing. Add that and the appropriate download from your dealer and you pick up some pretty good power gains.
Triumph is a company that does some pretty aggressive work in styling their bikes, lots of polished stainless bits, lots of use of color. Its one of the things I like about their bikes aside from the awesome 3 cylinder.

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Hi Joe, for some reason I've a hankering for a Triumph. After looking at the 2012 Explorer I've come to the conclusion that the weight is just too much for me at this point (589 lbs.) & I enjoy my Vstrom.

I came across the Triumph Rumbler, it's a stout looking Scrambler with a weight of 466 lbs.

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I just had a scary thought after watching this photo for a few minutes.
Who know who Triumph is after BMW GS 1200 with the Tiger Explorer, and after the BMW F700/F800 with the tiger 800?

What if Triumph are after the Suzuki DL1000??

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Big man,

I don't think the Tiger Sport will be chasing the DL1000, at least not on the road. Possibly in the showroom though for reasons of cost and Suzuki reputation. I don't think they are as similar as at first glance, especially this new sport model. I also wonder if this model comes equipped with factory panniers; pretty sure the Tiger 1050 did..

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I just had a scary thought after watching this photo for a few minutes.
Who know who Triumph is after BMW GS 1200 with the Tiger Explorer, and after the BMW F700/F800 with the tiger 800?

What if Triumph are after the Suzuki DL1000??
Well, if they are they're going to have to beat it with an ugly stick for quite a bit longer and quit polishing any of the parts.

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Hi Joe, for some reason I've a hankering for a Triumph. After looking at the 2012 Explorer I've come to the conclusion that the weight is just too much for me at this point (589 lbs.) & I enjoy my Vstrom.

I came across the Triumph Rumbler, it's a stout looking Scrambler with a weight of 466 lbs.
The Explorer is a chunky little rascal, I suspect owing to the shaft drive and gadgets. The 1050 Tiger is listed at 502 pounds and the sport at 517 (not sure why its any heavier), just a teensy bit less than listed weight for the 1000 VStrom.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a 1000 cc bike that hit closer to 425 lbs? You would think it would be achievalble.

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Well, if they are they're going to have to beat it with an ugly stick for quite a bit longer and quit polishing any of the parts.
You got that right!

Somebody in Triumph is really listening to market needs. They seem to be producing all the right products lately.

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It looks just like a VStrom with a different motor.

Go hakafugu yourself.
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