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Official Photos Triumph Tiger 800

Looks rather versus like.
http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2010/...00-and-800-xc/
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that XC model looks sweeet

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I just drooled all over my keyboard. I need to start saving for one right now!!
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Looks like a Versys that spent time at the gym. Interesting shade of yellow. Will panniers be a problem with that giant can on the side?

I like the street version but would likely pass on the beeked version...of course it's always better to see them in person.


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Me like too. I wonder how much coin?
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Very very nice. I love my V but oh you T...

What I find really interesting is that one by one the Company's are coming out with the 600-800 cc light touring/commuter/etc bikes. On the same page as the Triumph photos is a link to the Honda NT700. Suzuki has the Strom. The holdout is Yamaha. Anyhow, it's an interesting new trend that the Versys initiated and defined IMO.
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Yes, very versys like. Although I'm sure a bit more performance.

Anybody have specs, like weight and price? I'm afraid to ask about either one.

I see they come with my favorite tire...scorp trails. I really think I'm gonna end up with them on mine.

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Did someone mention Yamaha?




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Very very nice. I love my V but oh you T...

What I find really interesting is that one by one the Company's are coming out with the 600-800 cc light touring/commuter/etc bikes. On the same page as the Triumph photos is a link to the Honda NT700. Suzuki has the Strom. The holdout is Yamaha. Anyhow, it's an interesting new trend that the Versys initiated and defined IMO.

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Nice, but it's a 1200.
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Very very nice. I love my V but oh you T...

What I find really interesting is that one by one the Company's are coming out with the 600-800 cc light touring/commuter/etc bikes. On the same page as the Triumph photos is a link to the Honda NT700. Suzuki has the Strom. The holdout is Yamaha. Anyhow, it's an interesting new trend that the Versys initiated and defined IMO.
didn't beemer come out with the g650 prior to the versys; perhaps even the f800 and f650 as well.
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I like the T's more naked look. They left off the rear plastic frame cover and made the frame lines flow.

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Why not just get the 1050? It wouldn't make sense (to me anyway) to spend money just to go to an 800.

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Nice, but it's a 1200.
Point being??

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my original post was referring to the 600-800 cc range.
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Looks like a Versys that spent time at the gym. Interesting shade of yellow. Will panniers be a problem with that giant can on the side?

I like the street version but would likely pass on the beeked version...of course it's always better to see them in person.
My riding buddy has the Tiger 1050 - you have to have the Triumph bags to fit around the can on that model - very similar to this model.
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Looks like a more costly less reliable, more expensive to maintain, fewer dealer V to me....but you could get a cool triumph jacket to go with it...


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Seems like the Versys and the Wee Strom have some new, stiff competition.
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out of sight, out of mind, i guess.

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some of you guys are so kawicentric, it's funny. it's okay to give props, your bike won't be offended.

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On the same page as the Triumph photos is a link to the Honda NT700. Suzuki has the Strom. The holdout is Yamaha. Anyhow, it's an interesting new trend that the Versys initiated and defined IMO.
are you kidding? as i read your post, it sounds like you include the NTV in the same class as the Versys. do you know that bike has been around for like a decade? ever heard of the Multistrada, with 17s on both ends? it's a new version, not a new model. that bike was an originator, it was ugly and weird before Kawi could misspell versus. nevermind the hordes of trailies with 19" fronts like the TDM, AT, Wee.... learn your history, son!

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Why not just get the 1050? It wouldn't make sense (to me anyway) to spend money just to go to an 800.
well, the Tiger 1050 is like a Speed Triple, the 800 is a stroked, leggy Street Triple. there are fifty pounds between those two bug-eyed bikes. that's a significant difference, i'd say.

if you actually plan to go a-travelin offroad, the wheelset also makes a difference. bonus -- the power distribution will be softer than a 1050, which also facilitates life on the unpavement. yet, it has much more horsepower than a Versys, which might matter of you ride loaded and/or 2up often (Street Triple => ~100hp). obviously, an 800 should cost less to buy and insure than the same model in 1050. so, there are reasons....

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Looks like a more costly less reliable, more expensive to maintain, fewer dealer V to me....but you could get a cool triumph jacket to go with it...
that's HD, KTM, BMW and the Italians. Triumphs are not difficult or expensive to maintain, reliability is up there with the Japanese bikes.

me, i like 'em. i have no use for either of them, as i'm reduced to a lowly commuter these days. but i like 'em.

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