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    Registered User f14rio's Avatar
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    pretty decent article on the triumph tiger explored in cycle world

    seems to be a quality machine. should be good competition for the GS which should result in some improvements. it is heavier, not sure by how much.

    Last edited by f14rio; 04-19-2012 at 07:58 PM.
    "Enemy fighters at 2 o'clock!...Roger, What should i do until then?"

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    Dale Rudolph
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    Medford, Oregon
    For those who have not read the article, this is also a shaft drive like the 1200 GS.

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    Rode the 1050 Tiger last year and was very impressed. this baby has way more grunt and goodies. Should be interesting!

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    I moved from a Tiger 1050 to a 2012 RT this year. I wanted something more oriented for touring. The Triumph Triple engines are very smooth. Triumph is very aggressive and has solid sales growth with BMW as its target. They will be bringing out the new Trophy next year which is a RT clone and will use a variation of the Explorer engine. It is probably a good thing that BMW is going to water cooled to stay competitive. It would have been a tough decision for me if the Trophy was already out. I have put 3200 miles on my RT since the end of January and have really have enjoyed it. Have been getting the bike set up the way I want it. I am really surprised how well it handles and look forward to extended touring this summer once I recover from shoulder surgery.

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    all reports to date, including feedback from Triumph dealer, is that this bike is really more of a Ducati Multistrada- really oriented for street use, with ergos for dirt. look at the tires, dead giveaway that the bike is really more street focused than is a GS.
    that aside- looks to be a nice ride.
    took a 1050 Tiger out as a 2 day loaner- very fun, great motor, awesome brakes, very good handling; but i could not really see what it was supposed to be. clearly not a dirt capable machine, but neither was it quite set up to be a streetfighter (that would be Speed3 territory), nor as a tourer. i guess just a competent and fun standard?
    Ride Safe, Ride Lots

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    Looks top heavy.

    Triumphs have really ugly switch gear, almost generic looking.
    Kent Christensen
    '12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S

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