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Offline Rabolt

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Hi new member from the Bristol area waiting for new XRT
« on: August 10, 2018, 09:49:00 AM »
Hi i have just Part X the tracer MT09 for the New Tiger XRT. I have gone for the the White one!! it will be September the 1st when I pick it up so hopefully I will be able to get out and meet new people.
Suzuki GP 100, Yamaha DT125, kawasaki Verses, BMW F650GS, BMW F700GS , Yamaha MT09 Tracer and now Tiger 800 XRT.

Offline coddy

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Re: Hi new member from the Bristol area waiting for new XRT
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 10:20:33 AM »
Welcome Rabolt, im part exchanging a triple middleweight for a XRT also. Enjoy your Tiger.

« Last Edit: August 10, 2018, 10:51:05 AM by coddy »

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Re: Hi new member from the Bristol area waiting for new XRT
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 10:41:14 AM »
*Originally Posted by Rabolt [+]
Hi i have just Part X the tracer MT09 for the New Tiger XRT. I have gone for the the White one!! it will be September the 1st when I pick it up so hopefully I will be able to get out and meet new people.

Would you like to share why you changed from the Tracer to the Tiger?

Offline Stelyn

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Re: Hi new member from the Bristol area waiting for new XRT
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 12:27:08 PM »
Hi Rabolt, welcome aboard  :400:, nothing wrong with a `White' one,
   nearly as fast as the Blue......enjoy  :031:
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Offline Rabolt

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Re: Hi new member from the Bristol area waiting for new XRT
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 01:12:10 PM »
Would you like to share why you changed from the Tracer to the Tiger?

Hi Kokkios,
The Tracer is a great bike, for the money! The Tiger is 4K more! (from what I paid back two years ago).
The reason for changing is my Tracer is a 2015 model and the new 2018 Tracers have been modified to take into account a few inherent issues. So I was looking at the new GT but I have bought the new Tiger for not much more.

I took a Tiger out, back two years ago and Triumph have done a lot of changes to the 2018 model.

I had two BMW 800cc GS bikes, F650 and F700gs, for 6years and they were very good but it was time for a change.

I looked at the Tiger and at the time it did not put a smile on my face as much as the Tracer. (and it was 3k more)!
So After two years with the tracer -

Fantastic engine - fast!!! 55MPG +!! but slightly juddery at town speeds. Tiger was very smooth.
demo Tiger - I hit the rev limiter but I have run out of road, or guts, on the tracer as it revs over12K and just keeps on going. 0-60 in first gear and under 4 secs,(watch the YouTube videos on the Tracer)

Suspension harder on the Tracer, more tuned as a sports tourer, I have adjusted it but you feel all the bumps.
Tiger was totally different.

Lots of wind noise so people change the screens, I changed to a GIVI screen which is better but looks like a riot shield.

One of the biggest disappointment was that the Tracer has a wobble at high speed, and although you can not legally travel above 70MPH in the UK, if I went to Germany, it would be a problem.

The bike is built to a price and some of the plastics show but you live with that due to the fun factor.

Potential problems that are waiting to happen -
1. Oil cooler has been moved on new models as the 2015 - 2017 have the oil cooler in front of the engine, inline with the front wheel throwing up road muck! there has been a number of leaks due to corrosion! 800 part.
2. Clutch cable was re upgraded on newer models as they could snap on the bend from the clutch leaver.
3. Corrosion problem on the header pipe studs and bolts. not a problem if you are not taking them off.
4. I can not remember if I actually went out in the rain over the last two years so my bike is like new. However even though the bike is garaged and regularly cleaned and coated in AFC50 the center stand had rust coming through just after the two year warranty was up, so I re painted it my self. (not a big issue but the BMWs never showed any corrosion and they were both bought second hand and changed at 4years old. (Oil sump corrodes but both changed under warranty).

So I could live with the small issues but not 100% happy with it. I had the Red one and the new colours are not for me so i started looking at the new BMW F750GS - nice but typical BM, you pay for all the extras and you have only 77HP and you get 90HP if you go for the same engine but in the F800GS version. + waiting list long. I looked at the Ducati Multi 950 but too tall and reports of the same problem around town - not smooth as it wants you to play with the horses!

Tiger XTR ticked all the boxes, and more, so looking forward to owning my first Triumph. (sorry for the long rant).


Suzuki GP 100, Yamaha DT125, kawasaki Verses, BMW F650GS, BMW F700GS , Yamaha MT09 Tracer and now Tiger 800 XRT.

Offline Stelyn

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Re: Hi new member from the Bristol area waiting for new XRT
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 04:08:01 PM »
  Good detailed `post' on the Tracer's characteristics .... :028:
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Re: Hi new member from the Bristol area waiting for new XRT
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 04:11:13 PM »
Good reasoning for your choice enjoy your new bike and  :401:
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Offline chaswoodley

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Re: Hi new member from the Bristol area waiting for new XRT
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 04:18:11 PM »
Hi part exchanging my BMW s1000 x. For blue XRT picking it up first week September, welcome Im new myself  :031:
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Offline Rabolt

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Re: Hi new member from the Bristol area waiting for new XRT
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2018, 04:42:35 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome.

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Re: Hi new member from the Bristol area waiting for new XRT
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2018, 09:19:39 AM »
Hi &  :401: continued enjoyment, I had a test ride in a Tracer in 2015 wife and I both hated it, not the quality and the vibrations accelerating came up through the foot pegs  :151: then went and test rode the '15 XRx, end of story. :417: :152: :031:
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