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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #160 on: December 11, 2019, 07:37:40 PM »
Last good GS was the 1150.

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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #161 on: December 11, 2019, 09:09:12 PM »
Why oh why would the gossipers want to bore us all with the spoked wheel debate on this Tiger 900 subject bearing in mind that all previous Tigers had spoked wheel variants.
Shouldn't we be discussing that ridiculous return to the plastic front brake fluids container or the offside headlamp being on whilst the nearside one is off a'la Honda etc. 

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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #162 on: December 11, 2019, 09:18:05 PM »
I honestly cant see why all the spoked wheel variants of this new Tiger dont run tubeless wheels. Considering how much it now costs now it should be a given.

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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #163 on: December 12, 2019, 04:56:06 AM »
*Originally Posted by Tiggerton [+]
Shouldn't we be discussing that ridiculous return to the plastic front brake fluids container or the offside headlamp being on whilst the nearside one is off a'la Honda etc. 

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Oh no, they haven't gone down that route have they, it used to irritate me on my Tracer 900, makes it look like one of your lights is broken.

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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #164 on: December 12, 2019, 09:46:44 AM »
*Originally Posted by Tiggerton [+]

Shouldn't we be discussing that ridiculous return to the plastic front brake fluids container or the offside headlamp being on whilst the nearside one is off a'la Honda etc. 

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It's plastic so you can buy the nicer aluminium version from Triumph accessory catalogue.
Stupid is as stupid does.
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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #166 on: December 24, 2019, 05:44:15 PM »
Reading between the lines, as someone who has only riden and not owned a Triumph it appears the 900 is designed to perform better off road. 
The revised engine will give better traction in the dirt (the 800 has been criticized as having a too linear power delivery off road). With a now detachable subframe, less overall weight, a lower and more forward centre of mass and slimmer erganomics it's clearly aimed to compete with the ktm 790/gs850 plus the new 700 Tenere, all of which have upped their game in off-road ability. Fair play to Triumph!!
I'm interested in buying one.

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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #167 on: December 24, 2019, 06:14:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Maroc [+]
Reading between the lines, as someone who has only riden and not owned a Triumph it appears the 900 is designed to perform better off road. 
The revised engine will give better traction in the dirt (the 800 has been criticized as having a too linear power delivery off road). With a now detachable subframe, less overall weight, a lower and more forward centre of mass and slimmer erganomics it's clearly aimed to compete with the ktm 790/gs850 plus the new 700 Tenere, all of which have upped their game in off-road ability. Fair play to Triumph!!
I'm interested in buying one.

Exactly what my dealer said months ago, it's more Interesting for off-roaders with the changes, that's why being a road guy I went for the 800.

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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #168 on: December 24, 2019, 09:08:29 PM »
Yeah I'm 90 road and 10 off road, at best, but honestly I really like how the new Tiger LOOKS, and the weight reduction is a bonus.

Can't afford one though, only had the XRT for 4 months so I'll have to wait at least another 6 before I consider another bike.   :001:

 


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