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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #130 on: December 07, 2019, 05:31:46 PM »
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I am used to panniers that are slightly narrower than the handlebars.

The only Triumph of 5, I've been so lucky with, was my ST955i, all the others have been well outside the mirror lines, the Tiger Sport was the worst at 1100mm across the back, they're in the loft, replaced with Trax 'cos they're like an inside out Tardis, fit nowt in them. The ST1050 had stupid wide panniers that wouldn't fit a helmet or sleeping bag, they went in the loft until I sold the bike, replaced with a pair of Givi e36.
The ST955i panniers were brilliant, what happened to the boy who designed those. Oh hang on, didn't Givi design them?
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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #131 on: December 07, 2019, 05:38:11 PM »
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The panniers in those pics look same size with the rhs one stuck out to accommodate the exhaust. Likely just used the old panniers for the pics.
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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #132 on: December 07, 2019, 08:30:08 PM »
I did a crude analysis of those photos based on the width of the license plate. I get about 97-98 cm. The bars on the GT Pro are 93cm.

Based on that and the head-on photo, the OEM luggage might not be terribly horrible and depressing. I have never found a need for a total pannier capacity much over 55l. Should they offer smaller panniers than those shown, the OEM could be quite good (for my needs).

Understandably, all of my whining and scratching myself raw over this Tiger 900 OEM luggage probably seems odd, but I'm balancing what could be a good deal on a leftover '18/'19 XRX and Bumot or Holan luggage versus waiting a bit and getting a Tiger 900 and likely settling for OEM luggage.

I'm off to a couple of dealers on Monday to look at '18/'19 and don't expect them to know much about the Tiger 900 beyond "it's sparkly and shiny".

It would be rather nice if I didn't like what I see in the 900 as a total package.

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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #133 on: December 07, 2019, 08:35:41 PM »
Doesn't the 800 now come with free luggage as norm at end of line.
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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #134 on: December 07, 2019, 09:11:31 PM »
Yes, they do.

If this was a new BMW we were discussing I'd be much more informed, but I know next to nothing about Triumph; I have no good frames of reference to operate from. I know that I'm ready to move on from the R1200RT and I like the Tiger 800 very much.

With that as some background, this is what I believe the Triumph OEM (free with purchase) looks like, courtesy of forum member 'nobsta'"


It is badly asymmetrical, too wide, and the panniers are much larger than I need. This is an older photo; if Triumph have since slimmed things down and made a much more symmetrical setup, I'd be keen to know.

I am more interested along these lines (photo from Holan), with the smaller 30l panniers (believe these to be 44l):

« Last Edit: December 07, 2019, 09:13:32 PM by souperdoo »

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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #135 on: December 07, 2019, 10:34:33 PM »
Whilst i do like the looks...the paper spec does not really inspire.....  I did expect "more".

Will happily take one for a test ride as we all know paper doesnt tell the whole story.. but think I would take some persuading to px for what I have.

Perhaps i will wait to see what KTM do 890 adventure wise...

« Last Edit: December 07, 2019, 10:36:16 PM by felix »

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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #136 on: December 08, 2019, 06:01:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
The panniers in those pics look same size with the rhs one stuck out to accommodate the exhaust.
Likely just used the old panniers for the pics.
Maybe?, here's more info:
"More baggage options than Madonna." There are two new luggage ranges created in partnership with Givi the Trekker side-opening panniers with 52-liter twin helmet top box, and the Expedition top-opening panniers, with matching 42-liter top box.
Plus two new inspiration kits delivering a complete packages of accessories for each style.
Trekker side-opening (maybe narrower o/a?):
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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #137 on: December 08, 2019, 06:23:07 PM »
The Trekker option has a standard Givi 33L on the right and a 46L on the left, re-badged as Triumph.

More here...
https://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/motorcycles/adventure/tiger-900/tiger-900-accessories
  
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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #138 on: December 08, 2019, 06:24:01 PM »
What the jump the hell up and down is an "inspiration kit"?
« Last Edit: December 08, 2019, 06:25:32 PM by souperdoo »

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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #139 on: December 08, 2019, 08:08:46 PM »
Well I for one like the looks and spec of the new 900

As I only bought a new 800 earlier this year it will not be on my shopping list for a while yet

In my opinion if it is an improvement on my current model it will be some bike.

 


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