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Offline ProdigalJohn

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Re: 2020 tiger
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2019, 07:00:15 PM »
I've only put 9,000 miles on my 2011 800xc in the seven years I've owned it, so changing up to the new one wouldn't make sense. I can't see enough changes to the new one to justify a change even if I did pile on the miles; I'm just coming up to sixty six and retirement, so I maybe doing more miles, but I need less weight (and lower down please, Triumph) and a lower seat height. The 2020 one still looks Mighty Heighty to me! I'd be content with less weight with less power; if the motor was sleeved down, but the stroke was the same, it'd still be torquey enough, surely?

No, my tiger isn't perfect - BUT - I've just been away to Somerset (from St.Albans) for a short break, and the bike was just so good.
Squeezed down the M25 - bloody awful congestion, but filtered safely (ish, you can never relax with all those distracted car drivers changing lanes on a whim). Cruised down the M3, and ripped down the A303 (I am nervously watching the post for possible NIPs  :155:)
The only issues I had were nearly dropping the bike in car parks (at least twice) because it's top-heavy, especially with a top box and bag on the pillion seat.
I refuse to lower the bike, because I've put a centre stand on it (which I mildly resent having had to pay for - surely all bikes should come with one as standard?)

I was hoping that the new Speed Twin would be the ideal bike for me, but the tiny fuel capacity and lack of cruise control (even as an accessory - it's available on the T120 and T100 ! ) have well and truly put me off.
So, like others on here, it looks like I won't be spending my money with Triumph anytime soon. I strongly suspect that my Tiger has a good chance of outlasting its current owner too.  :002:
« Last Edit: August 13, 2019, 07:03:27 PM by ProdigalJohn »
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Offline Derchef1962

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Re: 2020 tiger
« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2019, 04:22:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
I hate to burst your bubble but I think reps at manufacturers undergo training to react that way to any question. Over the years ive had that response from within numerous manufacturers sanctums only to find that the coming product in some cases turned out to be a real dog. One car that was described in those exact terms turned out to be so badly received in the market it directly contributed to the withdrawal of a major Japanese company from manufacturing in this country.
When the bike arrives we will know its exact specs and the public will be able to assess its value or otherwise. Until then it is all speculation and rumour and should be treated as such.

you might be right in this particular case I think he was telling the truth because I was at same place the year before and another chap from Triumph mumbled something about a new Rocket being underway and that proofed to be true....
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Offline Derchef1962

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Re: 2020 tiger
« Reply #42 on: Today at 01:03:23 PM »
German "Motorrad" (biggest motorcycle Magazine in Germany) shows pictures of new mid-range Tiger ][https://www.motorradonline.de/enduro/triumph-tiger-erlkoenig-neuer-rahmen-neuer-motor/]
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