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Old 09-08-2015, 10:58 AM   #1
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Any Triumph Tiger owners?

Anybody own a newer Triumph Tiger 800 or Explorer 1200? Been looking at these lately. Wife and I are wanting to get back into some 2 up riding but I don't want a cruiser. The Tiger 800s look pretty nice. Comfortable and still light enough to tear up some gravel roads. Curious about reliability and comfort for both the rider and passenger.
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hit up Hail he has one........

I am thinking about adding one to my stable next year for the same reasons....that or a KTM 1190 Super Adv
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hit up Hail he has one........

I am thinking about adding one to my stable next year for the same reasons....that or a KTM 1190 Super Adv
slow down, youre already killin it. Your stable already houses 2 of my favorites.

OP, i understand theyre in a different price bracket but check out BMWs 800/1200 adventure class and the KTM adventure r.
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I am thinking about adding one to my stable next year for the same reasons....that or a KTM 1190 Super Adv
I really like the explorer 1200 and the ktm 1190 but they are just so big. Even with my midget mini wife on the back I will be lugging around 700 lbs on the bigger bikes. I believe the 800 is a good 100 lbs lighter. Should be pretty quick too. I just hope it is comfortable. I've seen the tail box with back rests. That would be a nice thing to have. Throw in some headsets and they look like they would be pretty fun for 2 up riding. That KTM engine is something else though, but you definitely have to pay for it.
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there's rumors of a baby tenere coming out soon. Plus also the Honda Africa Twin......

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I really like the explorer 1200 and the ktm 1190 but they are just so big. Even with my midget mini wife on the back I will be lugging around 700 lbs on the bigger bikes. I believe the 800 is a good 100 lbs lighter. Should be pretty quick too. I just hope it is comfortable. I've seen the tail box with back rests. That would be a nice thing to have. Throw in some headsets and they look like they would be pretty fun for 2 up riding. That KTM engine is something else though, but you definitely have to pay for it.

are you really going to be going "off road" with it? I've asked myself that same question and its hard to convince myself I need a heavy adventure bike. I do like the look and concept but it just seems crazy to take off road. I probably should be looking at a FJR or something of the like. Who knows I change my mine like a 12 your old girl
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Anybody own a newer Triumph Tiger 800 or Explorer 1200? Been looking at these lately. Wife and I are wanting to get back into some 2 up riding but I don't want a cruiser. The Tiger 800s look pretty nice. Comfortable and still light enough to tear up some gravel roads. Curious about reliability and comfort for both the rider and passenger.
Engines are typical Triumph - feed em gas and change the oil and just ride the snot out of em.

If you don't think you'll actually ever take it off-road, take a look at the Trophy too. All day comfort, same engine/trans as the Tiger 1200
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I am thinking about adding one to my stable next year for the same reasons....that or a KTM 1190 Super Adv

The stock seat on the tiger 800xc is the most comfortable OEM seat I have ever had. Still nimble enough to have fun in the twisters. I will tell you that my wife has a of a time getting on and off the tiger. She is about 5'4" and needs a running start with a trampoline. She somehow manages.

The triple engine is quite unique. It has the most predictable linear power band of any bike I have owned. With ear plugs in it almost feels like an electric motor it is so linear.
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are you really going to be going "off road" with it? I've asked myself that same question and its hard to convince myself I need a heavy adventure bike. I do like the look and concept but it just seems crazy to take off road. I probably should be looking at a FJR or something of the like. Who knows I change my mine like a 12 your old girl


I asked myself the same question and ended up with an FJ-09
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I asked myself the same question and ended up with an FJ-09
I test rode one before I bought my Speedy. I liked it a lot until I found out they dont come with the bags already.....then I found a left over Speedy for a great price and said what the .
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Yes I would like to go off road with it. Not trails so much as gravel and dirt roads. The 800 isn't crazy heavy so offroading seems much more doable. Will be doing a lot more street riding though which is why I like the Triumph over the BMW. The Triumph seems to be a better road bike.
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The stock seat on the tiger 800xc is the most comfortable OEM seat I have ever had. Still nimble enough to have fun in the twisters. I will tell you that my wife has a of a time getting on and off the tiger. She is about 5'4" and needs a running start with a trampoline. She somehow manages.

The triple engine is quite unique. It has the most predictable linear power band of any bike I have owned. With ear plugs in it almost feels like an electric motor it is so linear.
Does your wife think the bike is comfortable?
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Once she gets on it she is fine for a few hours.
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Yes I would like to go off road with it. Not trails so much as gravel and dirt roads. The 800 isn't crazy heavy so offroading seems much more doable. Will be doing a lot more street riding though which is why I like the Triumph over the BMW. The Triumph seems to be a better road bike.
If your thinking you will be riding dirt roads like Grindio you are mistaken

Yea that's my thoughts too though....we shall see. I really like the look of the Tiger 800s but Im a power hog too so I might want something that I cant handle.....u buying new or used?
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I love the thing so far. The triple has great power.
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I love the thing so far. The triple has great power.
Yeah it definitely would pass my speed test that I like to call "will it wheelie". A Corbin seat and a top box with back rest and it looks like you could definitely take some comfortable weekend trips on it.
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Yeah it definitely would pass my speed test that I like to call "will it wheelie". A Corbin seat and a top box with back rest and it looks like you could definitely take some comfortable weekend trips on it.
For sure. I'm doing my first trip on it next week. 2000+/- miles
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More comfortable than any sport bike I have had. She won't go cross country with me on it. She is good for a nice ride two hours out and back again.
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