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What are Triumph up to?

Triumph have released a teaser site and the email alert says "Want to know a secret? Here at Triumph, we're really busy developing two brand new adventure bikes. It'll be a good few months before they're ready. But we'll send you updates as soon as more information is available".

Has anybody heard anything more?

Although I have had Miss Jaffa (Burnt Orange 2007 Versys) for a while, I still have a lot to learn.


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Rumor: 650cc version of the Tiger to be more off-road than the current version
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someone posted a comment on here a while back, claiming to have heard that at the Triumph North America dealer conference Triumph were going to launch, IIRC, 5 new bikes in 3 different market segments. cant rememebr if thats 3 new market segments. the rumour then was that Triumph are going to attack the F800GS, possibly with an 800 or 850 triple.

the teaser ad is showing 2 bikes (one has spoked wheels, one has alloy wheels. one is definately styled as an off roader, and may even be off road capable, the other looks like it might be similar to the Versys or earlier tiger offerings looks sort of of road styled but really an on road bike

however thats all gossip, supposition and guesswork, we'll just have to wait till the autumn to separate fact from fiction
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I saw the video too, looks interesting. The teaser video is doing it's job, we're talking about motorcycles we know almost nothing about.


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I am still looking for the ultimate dual sport. My dream bike would have a twin fuel injected engine like the Versys, adjustable suspension front and rear, light weight spoke rims with dual sport tires, ground clearance designed for offroad, seat height around 32", lightweight anti-vibration handlebars with riser, adjustable tall windshield, 5+ gallon fuel tank, digital speedometer and gauges, an overdrive 6th gear for cruising, vibration dampening all over, built-in tail rack for luggage, L.E.D. lighting where possible, ie. (gauges, tail/brake light, blinkers, and headlight if possible), engine guards, skid plate, brush guards for the clutch and front brake lever, and a total weight under 350lbs. If they could build this and keep the price the same as the Versys I would have to buy one . . . maybe two!
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I doubt any European produced bike (or American for that matter) withthat shopping list eill come in at anywhere near the same price of a Versys. I suspect in part thats why the Tiger Cub has been a rumour for so long, becuase there is no way they could get a competitive product

they are supposedly targetting the bike at the BMW F800 & F650's soI'd expect the price to be similar, if not a little bit lower.
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...and a total weight under 350lbs... and keep the price the same as the Versys


need i pinch you?

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I am still looking for the ultimate dual sport. My dream bike would have a twin fuel injected engine like the Versys, adjustable suspension front and rear, light weight spoke rims with dual sport tires, ground clearance designed for offroad, seat height around 32", lightweight anti-vibration handlebars with riser, adjustable tall windshield, 5+ gallon fuel tank, digital speedometer and gauges, an overdrive 6th gear for cruising, vibration dampening all over, built-in tail rack for luggage, L.E.D. lighting where possible, ie. (gauges, tail/brake light, blinkers, and headlight if possible), engine guards, skid plate, brush guards for the clutch and front brake lever, and a total weight under 350lbs. If they could build this and keep the price the same as the Versys I would have to buy one . . . maybe two!

I still think that X1200 Super Tenere looks pretty cool, but not coming to the US and obviously well above Versys pricing. Combining the features of a 1200GS and a Ducati Monster for 6k would be a pretty tall order

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DBL,
Get an extra one for me.
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The one with street tires and alloy wheels....Tiger 825 triple
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Cant' wait to see what they come up with.
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I am still looking for the ultimate dual sport. My dream bike would have a twin fuel injected engine like the Versys, adjustable suspension front and rear, light weight spoke rims with dual sport tires, ground clearance designed for offroad, seat height around 32", lightweight anti-vibration handlebars with riser, adjustable tall windshield, 5+ gallon fuel tank, digital speedometer and gauges, an overdrive 6th gear for cruising, vibration dampening all over, built-in tail rack for luggage, L.E.D. lighting where possible, ie. (gauges, tail/brake light, blinkers, and headlight if possible), engine guards, skid plate, brush guards for the clutch and front brake lever, and a total weight under 350lbs. If they could build this and keep the price the same as the Versys I would have to buy one . . . maybe two!
Describes a KTM Adventure, albiet a bit more $$ than the Versys.
I keep thinking I should have one of those, or a F800GS. I still want to ride Baja if they ever get it cleaned up.

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What "are" triumph up to?

I are reelly confoosd tu!

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I ended up w/a Versys because I didn't want to wait for the Tiger Cub. Now that the V is sorted, I don't want one.
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Not to mention the Versys is already a proven machine.
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I ended up w/a Versys because I didn't want to wait for the Tiger Cub. Now that the V is sorted, I don't want one.
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Not to mention the Versys is already a proven machine.
I dunno. Love those Triumph triples. I think I'd be willing to take the risk. If a test ride is positive and funds allow, I'll jump on that grenade and let people know how it goes.

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Triumphs are cool, and i think it is a good move for them. that 675 triple motor would be a much better choice than making a larger heavier one. the 675 has almost as much HP as the 1050 i had in my tiger. It SCREAMS! they don't need a heavier on road adventure bike, the tiger is already the nuts. It was just too powerful for me, i always found myself looking down and seeing 90+ on the speedo. not good.

I think also that triumphs success so far has been having multiple models sharing the same engine. the 675 and 1050 engines are very nice and cover the spectrum.

my guess is they will have a 675 adv bike and a 1050 adv bike to compete with the 2 BMW adventure bikes.

What I really want though is a bonneville. guess i'm getting old. or i'm just happy with my versys.
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my guess is they will have a 675 adv bike and a 1050 adv bike to compete with the 2 BMW adventure bikes.
I was chatting with one of the district heads from the Minneapolis office at the factory demo tour, and he said what Triumph has let them know for sure is that both versions will share an 800cc, or thereabouts, version of the 675. It makes sense from a design standpoint. An extra 125-150 isn't a huge increase in displacement, but it makes the bump in torque at lower revs easier to acheive. Not to mention it puts them in a perfect position to snipe potential F800 buyers. Pricing still hadn't been shared at that point.

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