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Offline JockMcMad

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New member - 2018 XRT North Bristol
« on: July 22, 2020, 08:23:43 PM »
Hi folks,

Just bought a 2018 XRT having demo'd both the 800 and 900 tigers. First Triumph although sold my 1995 Urban Tiger Fireblade to make space in the garage, so technically my 2nd tiger shame I didn't like the 900... Not regretting the change so far... Still have a F6 Hornet 600 and one day will get my TZR 250 stinkwheel back on the road...
Will be looking for maintenance or general tips and any advice of bits or cheap bits like ice silver beaks or cheap pannier set ups, exhausts etc.
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Re: New member - 2018 XRT North Bristol
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2020, 09:36:11 PM »
Hello and welcome aboard
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Re: New member - 2018 XRT North Bristol
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 09:46:28 PM »
Hi &  :401: can you let me know why you choose the 800 over the 900?  :417: :152: :031:
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Re: New member - 2018 XRT North Bristol
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2020, 09:48:14 PM »
Hi buddy and welcome to the forum

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Re: New member - 2018 XRT North Bristol
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2020, 09:53:50 PM »
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Re: New member - 2018 XRT North Bristol
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2020, 11:24:28 PM »
Why did I choose the 800 over the 900. Well despite my user name it wasn't solely down too money. I thought I would come away with the 900 as that would be poetic justice having sold one 900 Tiger and it would be the newer model with better toys and phone connectivity electris suspension etc on GT Pro. However having ridden them back to back lbeit for a 40 minute short mixed road ride. I liked the slightly lower feeling CoG 900 although think a lot of that was down to reduced tank shape and claggage. Maybe a bit more torque? Was it enough to justify the money? Triumph are giving away luggage rather than dropping prices of new 800s so no point paying full price for outgoing model to depreciate. What I couldnt get on with was the engine hated the new noise, in my personal opinion it sounded like it was missing a cylinder. Having done the route on my Hornet the 800 and 900 I was getting really bad vibrations on the 900 which was numbing my right hand. That was the game changer for me as dont need low torque for off road and couldn't find anything to justify the price of a new one of either size although I had the cash ready to buy either...
Its my opinion from a relatively shortish demo back to back cpmprising mixed city, fast A roa
ds, twisty roads, bumpy B roads and the M4/M32. Maybe it would be different long term but that's what I came away thinking and after reflection decided on the 2018 XRT  although I walked away from a mint v low mileage XRX with luggage.
Anyone have cheap panniers?
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Re: New member - 2018 XRT North Bristol
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2020, 11:22:16 AM »
Hi and :401:
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Re: New member - 2018 XRT North Bristol
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2020, 11:27:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by JockMcMad [+]
Why did I choose the 800 over the 900. Well despite my user name it wasn't solely down too money. I thought I would come away with the 900 as that would be poetic justice having sold one 900 Tiger and it would be the newer model with better toys and phone connectivity electris suspension etc on GT Pro. However having ridden them back to back lbeit for a 40 minute short mixed road ride. I liked the slightly lower feeling CoG 900 although think a lot of that was down to reduced tank shape and claggage. Maybe a bit more torque? Was it enough to justify the money? Triumph are giving away luggage rather than dropping prices of new 800s so no point paying full price for outgoing model to depreciate. What I couldnt get on with was the engine hated the new noise, in my personal opinion it sounded like it was missing a cylinder. Having done the route on my Hornet the 800 and 900 I was getting really bad vibrations on the 900 which was numbing my right hand. That was the game changer for me as dont need low torque for off road and couldn't find anything to justify the price of a new one of either size although I had the cash ready to buy either...
Its my opinion from a relatively shortish demo back to back cpmprising mixed city, fast A roa
ds, twisty roads, bumpy B roads and the M4/M32. Maybe it would be different long term but that's what I came away thinking and after reflection decided on the 2018 XRT  although I walked away from a mint v low mileage XRX with luggage.
Anyone have cheap panniers?

Hello and Welcome.

Just been through the same process and came to the same conclusion, Vibes were a deal breaker for me too.
Had a small amount on vibes on the 800 (much less than the 900) but tuned this out already with the bar end weights.
Enjoy your new bike!

 


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