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Postby R1ckster » 04 Jun 2019, 20:52

Hi chaps.. And particularly Kwaky...

I have finally bought a new machine. After owning the 2012 800XC and having 95k miles I though best get something ready.

After hours of YouTube reviews on KTM, Yamaha, Triumph, BMW over course of maybe last two years. Decision made.

First off.. I thought I wanted a 1200 so checked out KTM 1290 and also the Tiger 1200XCA narrowed it down to the KTM.. much lighter and more powerful ... and Much cheaper...

Then thought comparing what you get for the money.. NOTHING apart from an engine and suspension. For nearly £16 no thanks..

Now down to mid size engines.. Tracer 900GT, BMW 850GS, Honda AT and ATAS.. and finally new 2019 800 XCA.

Tracer nice... Ruled out as I like to green lane and place on off road trip TET next year.

BMW.. nice bike.. more Off-road biased IMO. Also not overly in love with its style of look regard to its exhaust look and position. Ruled out.

Africa Twin.. height doesn't phase me so would be the ATAS. Love the look. Dream like tank capacity. And an engine sound to die for.. as I said about OCT last year to Kwaky. I was a cats whisker from buying it........sang nothing but praise.

But this is where it surprised me . And still cannot believe after having a Tiger 800 for 5 years have bought another.... Yes a new Tiger 800XCA. I really wanted to be convinced elsewhere.. But stock XCA has standard which the Honda doesn't.

Heated front and rear seats.
Customisable TFT display
Cruise control
Twin Aux power sockets
Spot lamps
Centre Stand
Full size off-road foot pegs
Backlight switchgears.
Brembo front brakes.
Dual headlamps (not one sides)

All the rest like adjustable suspension similar. Tiger WP front and rear . AT has Showa

This comparison aside ...I got at no extra cost

Full panniers and fitting.
Topbox and carriage
Triumph tank pad
Upper engine (fuel tank protection bars)
Back rest for topbox

AND....... £750 clothing voucher

So triumph has got me once more. grrrrrrr.

Photos below.. . Collect in couple weeks awaiting luggage set and upper engine bars

Panniers photo just example stock photo.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: New bike

Postby C00kiemonster » 04 Jun 2019, 20:56

Congrats !

Looks a great bike and Triumph build quality is right up there these days.

Here's to another 95k!
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Re: New bike

Postby R1ckster » 04 Jun 2019, 20:57

C00kiemonster wrote:Congrats !

Looks a great bike and Triumph build quality is right up there these days.

Here's to another 95k!
Haha thanks mate.. yeah this one is a keeper not going to run into the ground this time.. hopefully. I've yet another 70k in the current bike hopefully . Never thought I'd be one of those types to own two of the same bike at the same time

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Re: New bike

Postby Blade » 04 Jun 2019, 21:02

95k is impressive.

Enjoy the new bike sounds like you had a deal you couldn't say no too (y)
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Re: New bike

Postby R1ckster » 04 Jun 2019, 21:05

Blade wrote:95k is impressive.

Enjoy the new bike sounds like you had a deal you couldn't say no too (y)
Pretty much it mate . Deal of the century.. no joke.. i told my mate this afternoon. He's only gone and got the exact same deal and spec.. going to look like ChiPS..


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Re: New bike

Postby Frankie » 04 Jun 2019, 21:31

Nice, you cant go wrong with the Tiger a great all round machine as you know. Enjoy.
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Re: New bike

Postby duke63 » 04 Jun 2019, 21:35

I was looking at he Tiger 800s in the showroom last weekend. they are really nice bikes. Big improvements in the last couple of years.
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Re: New bike

Postby R1ckster » 04 Jun 2019, 21:46

duke63 wrote:I was looking at he Tiger 800s in the showroom last weekend. they are really nice bikes. Big improvements in the last couple of years.
Yeah worlds apart from my model

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Re: New bike

Postby duke63 » 04 Jun 2019, 21:56

It's a better bike than the 1200 version.
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Re: New bike

Postby R1ckster » 04 Jun 2019, 22:08

duke63 wrote:It's a better bike than the 1200 version.
I keep telling my other mate that . But he insists on getting 1200.. albeit I did say he probably could do with the help of an extra bit of torque...

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Re: New bike

Postby Kwacky » 05 Jun 2019, 06:36

Congratulations. Sounds like you got a bargain.

My mate said that the Tiger is selling well

Will your dealer do a swap for a Versys 650?
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Re: New bike

Postby R1ckster » 05 Jun 2019, 06:49

Kwacky wrote:Congratulations. Sounds like you got a bargain.

My mate said that the Tiger is selling well

Will your dealer do a swap for a Versys 650?
Thx mate. Not sure about a swap but can deffo put you in contact with him to see what's the best he can do for it ?

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Re: New bike

Postby Kwacky » 05 Jun 2019, 08:17

Cheers but a Tiger 800 is pretty much bang in between the Versys and the ATAS. I might consider one if I ever want to drop down to 2 bikes.
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Re: New bike

Postby Cav » 05 Jun 2019, 08:19

The Tiger 800 is all 3 of your bikes... Commuter, ATAS and you F3 800 engine (y)

Just buy two of the Tigers so you always have one available. I'm such a problem solver
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Re: New bike

Postby Kwacky » 05 Jun 2019, 08:21

But the MV is fecking sexy. So sexy. Very very sexy.
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Re: New bike

Postby Cav » 05 Jun 2019, 08:27

True.. why have a Brit-Chick when you can have an Italian Beauty!!
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Re: New bike

Postby Kwacky » 05 Jun 2019, 08:30

Gemma Collins or Sophia Loren

Tough choice :D
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Re: New bike

Postby R1ckster » 05 Jun 2019, 08:31

Kwacky wrote:Gemma Collins or Sophia Loren

Tough choice :D
.... However must be said.. I bet the GC will let you do anything lol

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Re: New bike

Postby Cav » 05 Jun 2019, 08:37

To be fair.. I think I'd shag most of the Jeremy Kyle guests rather than Gemma Collins - she's a complete oxygen and food thief!

My ex girlfriend was half italian and wowzer..
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Re: New bike

Postby Kwacky » 05 Jun 2019, 08:39

You're more likely to go down a dirt track with Collins, I'll give you that.

So what's the plan? Keep the current Tiger for commuting and use the new one for fun?
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