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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-04-2014, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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2015 Triumph Tiger XRx

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Cruise control!

And low seat option.

Well played Triumph.
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XR for pavement, XC for dirt. yes, well-played. poorly timed, tho. i think a lot of people are gonna hold out for more info on that Honda.

In a world full of people, only some want to ride. Isn't that crazy?
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For me, this bike it checking off all the right boxes.

The XRx model that is.

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Cruise is a good start. Shaft drive and I will be first in line.

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I rented a Tiger 800 in Las Vegas last spring and spent a fair amount of time touring the state/national parks in the area (to be honest - much more fun than Las Vegas itself). I loved the bike - noticeably more power and much smoother than the Versys. Handling was quite similar. I absolutely hated the sound the bike made though - enough so that I wouldn't want to buy one. Hopefully the 2015 model has addressed that.

Cruise control for the work commute would be heavenly.
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Hated the sound as in the exhaust tone?

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Bought myself a 2013 Tiger Roadie last weekend. Very happy with it.
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Nice!

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Hated the sound as in the exhaust tone?
Mostly what I assumed was valve noise - I felt like I was riding a sewing machine, albeit a very quick and well handling sewing machine. I could of course just have had one that had problems, but when I brought it up to the dealer I rented it from, he said that they all sound that way.
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I BELIEVE I saw one at the Phoenix show yesterday, that had 'done' the Baja 1000, RECENTLY...




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Thanks Creirwy.

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The noise is the counter-balancer drive gears, as they're straight-cut and that causes the whirring/whining sound.
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My Street Triple makes a whining sound at idle but it doesn't bother me. Once you get on the throttle that noise goes a way and you're left with the sweet sounding triple motor.


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A couple of things for me are not going in the right direction for Triumph on the new Tiger:

1. "Available in Spring 2015". Huh? Behind the 8 ball already with that.

2. Cost of the XRx. The base XR model is supposedly going to cost $11,400. Adding all the goodies of the XRx - without even panniers included - is going to push that price up and up. Probably not BMW territory but close, and certainly substantially above the Versys 1000 and FJ-09.

I'm guessing the XRx with the panniers and top case is going to out-price the Versys 1000 by at least $2k.

That's an expensive cruise control system.


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Not sure I'm understanding your math.

In the US, the Versys 1000 is $12,800.
http://kawasaki.com/Products/2015-VERSYS-1000-LT

The Versys 1000 includes the side panniers. The base Triumph XR does not. So even using Triumph's price of $11,400 I'm seeing at least $1000 for the mounts and side panniers. So $12,700 vs. $12,400.

And if comparing the Versys 1000 to the base XR + side panniers, the Versys is, to me, the clear winner. Just on dollar value on what is "standard" for both bikes....

The XRx is not the XR. They are two different bikes on Triumph's website.

I'm referring to the cost - really guess at this point - of the XRx.


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Tough to compare the 550lbs Versys to the 460lbs XR though.
Very true and hence why the Triumph has checked off a lot of the "wish list" boxes for me.





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IF it "rings your chimes", and the $12,000 won't "break you"...

...then it's PROBABLY a good deal!

(Been years since I was in Dieppe, NB!)

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Good move. Dealers will always pay peanuts for trade ins. For that price, it's best to keep it. I was in the same predicament not too long ago. Decided to walk away and spend a bit of the money I would have lost on some new mods for my versys. Up the fun factor for another year minimum.

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I guess it was smart to walk away. The dealer just called and said he might be able to fiddle with some prices... (?) Not sure what that means.

I'm in Florida this week, but I might return to a brand new black 2015 Triumph Tiger XRx. We shall see.
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