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Re: gen 1 v gen 2 tiger 800 roadie
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2020, 02:58:09 AM »
Even though each successive generation of the 800 has been an improvement over the previous one it was only ever an incremental step up from what was already an extraordinarily good bike. Gen II to Gen III being not much more than tweak. I had a Gen II XCX and found it extremely difficult to justify upgrading to the 900, but somehow managed it... haha.
As far as Im concerned the 3 800 Gens and now the 900 are the best 4 bike families on the market so it really doesnt matter which one you have, although I am finding everything about the 900 to be better.

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Re: gen 1 v gen 2 tiger 800 roadie
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2020, 02:41:07 PM »
Hi

I got a 2018 Xr with latest engine. I get 65 plus mpg(best is 74) and got no more than 55mpg on my 2013 roadie, and engine is a lot smoother moving off. Overall a massive improvement 😀
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Re: gen 1 v gen 2 tiger 800 roadie
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2020, 03:17:07 PM »
I thought the Gen3 had the electronic suspension. More then a tweek i would say.

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Re: gen 1 v gen 2 tiger 800 roadie
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2020, 07:33:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by fac191 [+]
I thought the Gen3 had the electronic suspension. More then a tweek i would say.

Apologies. I didnt realise the gen III 800 has electronic suspension. Presumably just on the XRT? I thought only the top spec 1200s and 900 GT Pro got it. Certainly the case here. If it was available outside Australia on an 800 I agree thats a big change.

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Re: gen 1 v gen 2 tiger 800 roadie
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2020, 08:08:33 PM »
None of the 800 ever had electronic suspensions, only the 1200 were equiped with that !

I tested a 2013 model which didn't really leave a great impression back then, I went on and
bought a Mt-09 1st model, which was a death machine with crap suspension, then last year
when I re tested the XRT gen 3 I found it to be much better than in my memory.

This might have to do with ride by wire, but one detail nobody points out about 3rd gen, it is
that the first gear was increased by 10%, making it more reactive with faster acceleration.

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Re: gen 1 v gen 2 tiger 800 roadie
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2020, 09:26:04 PM »
I stand corrected sir. Have read about the MT09 suspension.

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Re: gen 1 v gen 2 tiger 800 roadie
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2021, 04:52:07 PM »
I'm on this "predicament" per say as looking at either G1 or G2 bikes...   

In my case, I can justify the price difference and upgrade to G2 thanks to the smoother throttle and traction control. And that's because it would be the first properly powerful bike for my better half....

She's coming from a CB500X which has 40 something HP where you can't really get into trouble even if you whiskey throttle it. So for her (and mine) piece of mind, I would be willing to put down a few more bucks to get the traction control.

Problem now is trying to find one with not an excessive price tag or huge milage, which seems to be tricky where I live.

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Re: gen 1 v gen 2 tiger 800 roadie
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2021, 04:57:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by RTV [+]
... I can justify the price difference and upgrade to G2 thanks to the smoother throttle and traction control. ....

... and, as long as not the base model, cruise control.  :028:
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Re: gen 1 v gen 2 tiger 800 roadie
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2021, 05:19:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
... and, as long as not the base model, cruise control.  :028:

Honestly, we don't do much motorways (not that we have many in Ireland anyways). We spend most of our times in country roads, that won't be a priority to us at all.

I would prefer the heated grips, but that's easy to add aftermarket.

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Re: gen 1 v gen 2 tiger 800 roadie
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2021, 08:39:28 PM »
sorry to go a wee bit off topic.  I'm looking at a low mileage gen 2 over a high mileage gen 3.  Question is, would you worry too much about higher mileage on one of either gens 2 or 3, say 30K ish? Are there any things to look out for on these when they get up the mileage a bit, apart from the obvious wear and tear etc things?

 


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