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Re: New 2018 Tiger 800
« Reply #150 on: November 12, 2017, 10:53:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by upthepalace [+]
I've got to know, who is the other manufacturer?

On the Ducati factory tour you'll be told that the only two components made in Bologna for all Ducati models are crankshafts and camshafts, so I'm going to say  -  Ducati !   :046:

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Re: New 2018 Tiger 800
« Reply #151 on: November 14, 2017, 03:05:27 PM »
Hello. I don't own a Tiger yet. I'm new to the adventure bike market and somewhat new to motorcycling in general. My question is about the suspension. On the 2018 XRt model the front and rear suspension is now adjustable. Is that a big improvement? I guess until people ride it we don't know but that seems like a nice improvement. Thanks.

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Re: New 2018 Tiger 800
« Reply #152 on: November 14, 2017, 04:11:30 PM »
The fact they are going to be adjustable is better and they are reputable makers of suspensions.
The current set up isn't bad, I am happy with them, but having said that I haven't ridden an 800 with updated units, it's quite possible I would change my mind if I did.
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Re: New 2018 Tiger 800
« Reply #153 on: November 14, 2017, 04:16:53 PM »
I suppose it'll depend on what is adjustable, if it's just the preload ....   :006:

Does it say anywhere what the suspension spec is?



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Re: New 2018 Tiger 800
« Reply #154 on: November 14, 2017, 04:23:03 PM »
From triumph website:
Front Suspension   Showa 43 mm upside down forks, with adjustable rebound and compression damping, 180 mm travel
Rear Suspension   Showa monoshock with hydraulically adjustable preload, 170 mm rear wheel travel
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Re: New 2018 Tiger 800
« Reply #155 on: November 14, 2017, 05:06:20 PM »
cheers for that, couldn't see it on my phone

 
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Re: New 2018 Tiger 800
« Reply #156 on: November 14, 2017, 05:13:12 PM »
EX-T800 owner here, I just popped in to see what you all think of the new 800.

FWIW I think the biggest and best change may be the screen.  My 13 plate roadie, which I rode for 4 years, gained a Madstad, and it literally TRANSFORMED the bike. I rode a different 800 a couple of times later with the stock screen and could not believe how bad it is.  Now if the new screen fixes the buffeting, which it might well do with that slot, it will make the new 800 a whole lot nicer to ride.   And the new screen looks way better than the Madstad.

I always liked the standard suspension, except that the front could be bit clonky.  I now have so-called FULLY adjustable Showa forks and Ohlin rears on my Thruxton R and I can tell you it has taken a whole heap of work to get them the way I want - the adjustment on its own didn't do it, I got Darren at Tillit Suspension to change the oil in the Showas.

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Re: New 2018 Tiger 800
« Reply #157 on: November 14, 2017, 08:44:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by gogs01 [+]
On the Ducati factory tour you'll be told that the only two components made in Bologna for all Ducati models are crankshafts and camshafts, so I'm going to say  -  Ducati !   :046:
Yes I have a few ducatis and have done the tour as well and that is my guess / recollection!!
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Re: New 2018 Tiger 800
« Reply #158 on: November 15, 2017, 12:23:54 PM »
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Oh - and the change that could make the biggest difference in a direct comparison between the two could be the new screen - if it works it will save a few quid in buying aftermarket versions.
So not quite ALL NEW but tweaks and upgrades across the board.

Looking at the pictures, the mounting points look similar. Will have to wait until it's released to see if it would fit, fingers crossed they have actually listened and fixed it and even better if it will fit on older models.
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Re: New 2018 Tiger 800
« Reply #159 on: November 17, 2017, 02:00:30 PM »
Does anyone think that come March and the sale of the new 2018 Tigers, the older 2016/2017 model will sell heavily discounted?

I'm looking at a 1200 Explorer or possibly  a completely different bike like the Kwak Z1000sx come the Spring and as much as I love my 800 xrx I am looking for something different or an upgrade to the 1200 if deals are to be had.

 


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