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post #1 of 47 Old 06-26-2012, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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I have been thinking about the new Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200. Has a lot of farkles from the factory, cruise control, etc. 950 watt automotive style alternator, puts out power on demand, instead of constant with the extra turned into heat. 135 horsepower, goes like stink, gets good gas mileage.
Someone:biggrinjester: talk me out of it.
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post #2 of 47 Old 06-26-2012, 09:59 PM
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Can't. I want one too. Then again, the new Trophy looks enticing too.

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There is a dealer in Colorado who has a launch model of the Explorer, still on the showroom. Includes hand guards, fog lights, belly pan, taller screen, probably some other things I have forgotten. But on my last trip the Vee returned 50 miles per gallon and didn't skip a beat. And the Vee is lighter than the Explorer. Still want it though.:mrgreen:
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I have been thinking about the new Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200. Has a lot of farkles from the factory, cruise control, etc. 950 watt automotive style alternator, puts out power on demand, instead of constant with the extra turned into heat. 135 horsepower, goes like stink, gets good gas mileage.
Someone:biggrinjester: talk me out of it.
It's a reasonable middle weight sport touring bike, albeit compromised by it's "Adventure" pretensions and shaft drive. If that's what you want, have at it.
Personally I'd much prefer the Sprint.

On the gas mileage, the UK numbers I've seen are in Imperial gallons and when translated to US gallons aren't good at all, IMO.

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Sorry Denase, I can't talk you out of it either.

I'm just waiting for the "RT" version that is supposed to come out late this year.

When that happens, I'll have to make a choice between the two. Either way the FJR is probably leaving, and I'll have a Triumph and a Wee.

Perfect combo ... I think.:mrgreen:

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I can't talk you out of it either. Dang, that's a nice looking machine with, seemingly, almost all the toys already.

It's one bike I will have to look at when it becomes more available...:beatnik:

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I would buy the Tenere instead
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I too like the looks of the Triumph - both the big boy and the little 800s ... The 800s are pushing 90hp ... so that aint bad. As to the Tenere .... I'll never own another Yamaha until I hear that they've stopped using cheap components/metal ...

Gas mileage - I tend to forget about it if the grin factor is big enough :mrgreen:

But my Wee is a very great bike. I thought about selling it two weeks ago to change to something new. But I can't do it yet.

Maybe if Zuki comes up with a restyled Vee (just like the '12 Wee), then I'll move up.

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I have been thinking about the new Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200. Has a lot of farkles from the factory, cruise control, etc. 950 watt automotive style alternator, puts out power on demand, instead of constant with the extra turned into heat. 135 horsepower, goes like stink, gets good gas mileage.
Someone:biggrinjester: talk me out of it.
A very limited dealer network across the USA & they seem to bastardize the parts so you have to go back to Triumph even for a common part such as a headlight etc. The last time I looked into a Triumph they required a special syn oil etc. IMHO they might just have too much character, I know my local dealer use to be a franchise with them, they came in and made unreasonable demands about how much he stocked and he told them to take their bikes and leave.

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I had a Triumph Trophy previously, and i can confirm that replacing parts can be difficult. I had to replace a turn signal (I dropped it ::doh: and it took 3 weeks because it had to ship from england. The part wasn't expensive...like $15...but shipping was $45...

That being said...my trophy was a BEAST and incredibly fun to gun it. As big as it was...it still would out run most sport bikes next to me (even with a passenger on the back). Very nice bike. I imagine this Tiger's 1200 will come with a similar experience.

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