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  • Offline Djairouks   ch

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    The adventure continues
    on: Jul 27, 2021, 08.57 pm
    Jul 27, 2021, 08.57 pm
    Well life is sometimes pretty funy, you realize things you didn't know you wanted.

    With the Tiger at 25K Km and guidance from you, I was looking at the rear shock replacement,
    revalving the front forks as well, continue to play with injection improvements, exhaust, filters...
    Checking with dealership, the investment for 30K was nearing the 4000$, I was thinking, will the
    investment finally make the bike all I want it to be !?

    So begrudgingly I started to think if another bike could fit the bill, mitigating service costs but as
    said here, something with the 900 didn't gel with me and the torque increase I found anecdotal.
    But my smart dealer then made me try a bike I absolutely never even considered, surprinsingly
    I had soooo much fun and even my butt was happier, which I thought impossible.

    So here is my new steed, was lucky to find a guy selling an almost fully optioned model, for 6K$
    less with just 8000Km on the clock.




    I think a lot of this is also due to my Ducati SF848, which spoiled me in the torque department,
    as much as in the brembo calipers, so the Tiger while great felt a bit "clinical" next to the 848.
    Last Edit: Jul 27, 2021, 09.01 pm by Djairouks

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    Re: The adventure continues
    Reply #1 on: Jul 27, 2021, 09.36 pm
    Jul 27, 2021, 09.36 pm
    Nice bike.
    Congratulations.
    Enjoy.

     :031:

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    Re: The adventure continues
    Reply #2 on: Jul 28, 2021, 11.28 am
    Jul 28, 2021, 11.28 am
    *Originally Posted by PapaTom [+]
    Nice bike.
    Congratulations.
    Enjoy.

     :031:

    Thanks, it is another way of travelling, a bit of a less is more I enjoy it a lot !

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    Re: The adventure continues
    Reply #3 on: Jul 28, 2021, 01.33 pm
    Jul 28, 2021, 01.33 pm
    Very nice indeed. If only they came with an automatic step ladder I'd be happy.
    Moto Guzzi V7 Centenario baby!

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    Re: The adventure continues
    Reply #4 on: Jul 28, 2021, 01.53 pm
    Jul 28, 2021, 01.53 pm
    *Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
    Very nice indeed. If only they came with an automatic step ladder I'd be happy.

    XC isn't that bad, don't see such a difference from the Tiger, with 200mm travel you can increase SAG,
    and saddle is slim. I would not have gone for the XE, even with my 34 1/2" inseam that was a tad high !
    One thing is certain the suspensions are much better, so comfy  :300:

    But the roasting exhaust is real under 50kmh, so might not be for everyone that's certain.
    Last Edit: Jul 28, 2021, 01.55 pm by Djairouks

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    Re: The adventure continues
    Reply #5 on: Jul 28, 2021, 03.07 pm
    Jul 28, 2021, 03.07 pm
    Great bike shame about the tank size.

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    Re: The adventure continues
    Reply #6 on: Jul 28, 2021, 03.24 pm
    Jul 28, 2021, 03.24 pm
    *Originally Posted by fac191 [+]
    Great bike shame about the tank size.

    Prepare to be surprised, because it drinks less fuel than the Tiger, going to the garage 250km
    away to exchange my Tiger for this XC, I did a 5.2l/100km, same exact road in reverse with
    the Scrambler and then fuelled to calculate exactly, did 4.1l/100km.

    With the cruise control it's pretty sparce on fuel really, I've ridden hard and fast last days on
    twisties all in 3rd because crazy torque and I did 4.3l/100km maximum

    So let's do the math, my tiger lower sprocket mixed riding consumption 4.8l/100km, with 19l
    tank you get 395km range.
    Scrambler mixed riding 4.3l/100km fuel consumption with a 16l tank, so a 363km range, lost
    32km in theory, I must say I'm fine with this.

    My dealer confirmed it's not only me, because the torque is so low you don't wring it out as
    much as with the Tiger, in the end it shows.
    Last Edit: Jul 28, 2021, 03.28 pm by Djairouks

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    Re: The adventure continues
    Reply #7 on: Jul 29, 2021, 11.08 am
    Jul 29, 2021, 11.08 am
    *Originally Posted by Djairouks [+]
    Prepare to be surprised, because it drinks less fuel than the Tiger, going to the garage 250km
    away to exchange my Tiger for this XC, I did a 5.2l/100km, same exact road in reverse with
    the Scrambler and then fuelled to calculate exactly, did 4.1l/100km.

    With the cruise control it's pretty sparce on fuel really, I've ridden hard and fast last days on
    twisties all in 3rd because crazy torque and I did 4.3l/100km maximum

    So let's do the math, my tiger lower sprocket mixed riding consumption 4.8l/100km, with 19l
    tank you get 395km range.
    Scrambler mixed riding 4.3l/100km fuel consumption with a 16l tank, so a 363km range, lost
    32km in theory, I must say I'm fine with this.

    My dealer confirmed it's not only me, because the torque is so low you don't wring it out as
    much as with the Tiger, in the end it shows.

    it is quite amazing but the 1200 engines are really fuel efficient my Bobber takes about 4 l/100 km thats 70.6 mpg not bad... and the tank on the Bobber is really small...
    Life is too short to drink bad wine or to ride bad bikes.

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    Re: The adventure continues
    Reply #8 on: Jul 29, 2021, 11.50 am
    Jul 29, 2021, 11.50 am
    *Originally Posted by Derchef1962 [+]
    it is quite amazing but the 1200 engines are really fuel efficient my Bobber takes about 4 l/100 km thats 70.6 mpg not bad... and the tank on the Bobber is really small...

    Yes, I didn't expect this before owning it, so I accepted the possible loss of mileage, in trade for
    this torquey just twist the throttle in any gear character and great suspensions.
    So I am more than pleased in the end, that I didn't sacrifice anything here.

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    Re: The adventure continues
    Reply #9 on: Aug 01, 2021, 09.47 pm
    Aug 01, 2021, 09.47 pm
    *Originally Posted by fac191 [+]
    Great bike shame about the tank size.

    My T120 will do 170 miles on a tank - not quite as far as I'd do on a tankful on the Tiger, but not far off. I used the same refuelling points on a trip to Cornwall and back as I did on the Tiger.
    Tiger 800 XRx, Bonneville T120 Black, SpeedTona, Speed Dent
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