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    Triumph to launch mid sized Adventure Touring Bike

    This could make the Adventure riding group salivate in anticiaption. Triumph will release a long-rumoured smaller version of its 1050 Tiger. Originally thought to be a 650, it appears it will be 800cc's and they are aiming squarely at BMW's 800GS.

    "Two versions - "street" and "off-road". There's not much information about the bike yet, but Triumph sources tell us both bikes will use an 800 cc version of the triple engine, going head to head with the BMW F 800 GS."

    http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...re-b.html#more












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    Cool......a growing segment for sure.
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    Oui......the triple engine will be a draw for many, however I have no idea what the power output would be, or the weight of that engine to begin with.

    Triumph already has a good luggage option on their Tiger SE model.

    Pic of the current 1050 model with said luggage, and in orange for Chia:


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    As a current Triumph owner, I cannot wait for this to be released.

    I'm not sure if it is a good or a bad thing that I find the prospect of this bike appealing. I love my Speed Triple but I'll admit to having been interested when the F800GS came out. The prospect of Triumph coming out with this size of bike with some offroad capability might be too tempting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMR View Post
    Oui......the triple engine will be a draw for many, however I have no idea what the power output would be, or the weight of that engine to begin with.

    Triumph already has a good luggage option on their Tiger SE model.

    Pic of the current 1050 model with said luggage, and in orange for Chia:


    I have never liked that "bent in the middle" or "banana" look of the 1050.

    Hope this new model is not simply a smaller version of the same style......doubt it will be.

    With this new launch, and the redesigned, well priced Sprint, Triumph seems to be making some smart moves.

    The pic you post above if relatively flattering, but these are not IMO:



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    Yes, the banana look was not that pleasing, plus they had to tilt the luggage to match the body lines. Low seat, high tail.

    I do wonder if that is a low seat option though, as the 800GS with the low seat also looks a bit swooped out in the seat area.

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    Still better looking than a Strom.

    The wire wheels are promising. So sick of these so called adventure bikes with cast 17" wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Scott View Post
    Still better looking than a Strom.

    The wire wheels are promising. So sick of these so called adventure bikes with cast 17" wheels.
    For those of us who are uninformed infidels, what is the advantage of "wire wheels" as opposed to the regular cast ones for adventure touring bikes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Scott View Post
    Still better looking than a Strom.

    Let's face it, adventure style bikes are typically not winning beauty contests.....yet.

    I have seen more than a few 1050 owners posting on the vstrom forum, looking for people wanting to trade, so they can't be all that great.

    Honestly, there's not a massive difference at a glance IMO.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kerunt View Post
    For those of us who are uninformed infidels, what is the advantage of "wire wheels" as opposed to the regular cast ones for adventure touring bikes?
    Wire wheels can take more of a beating, where cast ones are prone to cracking under off-road conditions.

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    The one thing BMW will always have over Triumph is the vast dealer network across NA an Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon View Post
    The one thing BMW will always have over Triumph is the vast dealer network across NA an Europe.
    Isn't BMW now using Chinese built engines in their F series bikes?

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    Id like to put something like that to test. street riding is getting so boring. I miss single track.

    dual sport might be the answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSXRKK6 View Post
    Isn't BMW now using Chinese built engines in their F series bikes?
    I think the only Chinese engine is the F650GS, now the G650GS....I think the F800 is made in Germany.
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