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The details are now live on the adventure website (with a really annoying grumble and hiss background noise). None of the info is easily cut and pastable here and there has been no press announcement. They are only sending the details to their dealer network for now.

But you can get quite a bit from the website



 

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looks nice,

BUT that torque sure comes in high up the rev range? will like to have a ride when they come out , but lots of exposed engine for the muddy stuff:cool: :mad:.

Then again might spend me money morphing the Alp as it does all I ask:thumbup:
each to their own.
 

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I hope they have one at the NEC.
It looks alright in the pictures but we all know about airbrushing.
 

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I hope they have one at the NEC.
It looks alright in the pictures but we all know about airbrushing.
I think its unlikey they'll be airbrushing extra bits on or taking zits and wrinkles out:rolleyes:
 

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looks nice,

BUT that torque sure comes in high up the rev range? will like to have a ride when they come out , but lots of exposed engine for the muddy stuff:cool: :mad:.

Then again might spend me money morphing the Alp as it does all I ask:thumbup:
each to their own.
This is my only concern about the triple. Haven't actually ridden one it seems a bit revvy, plenty of torque but you have to find it.

The V4 VTec Honda has more revs and a bigger range between the torque and peak hp point but also requires revving. I did used to ride everywhere in 5th on my old Vfr750, rev all day.

Both will be strange to anyone riding a big twin for years especially if their only prior experience was a straight four.


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Or just copies an 800 GS:D
Or one with a bit more reliability to begin with?

That said, a lot if engine casing and bolts on display.


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Looks like a jacked up crashed street trifle with knobblies! (imho)
 

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Or just copies an 800 GS:D


If you can't beat 'em... copy 'em!!!


A Phoenix is rising from the ashes, the British motorcycle industry is back, and after coming up with such a nice bike, I'd say they are well worthy of a slice of the BMW pie.


Now what we need, is a couple of enterprising baldies (let's say a rather stocky Welsh one, and a rather handsome Ingerlish one) to pursuade Triumph to sponsor them with a couple of bikes to do the "Long Way Up" series, taking a couple of those rather lovely 800XC's up to the Nordkapp, before some bloody kitchen fitter and his Jeddi mate get hold of the idea!!!!




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One thing that does seem to stand out is Norton, Triumph, and BMW, All european manufacturers have decent looking exhaust end-cans.
The Japanese have Humungous lumps fitted to achieve the same emission Standards, WHY?
 

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One thing that does seem to stand out is Norton, Triumph, and BMW, All european manufacturers have decent looking exhaust end-cans.
The Japanese have Humungous lumps fitted to achieve the same emission Standards, WHY?
Cuz the japs are all running old engines just bored out and tuned?

I'm guessing the Triumphs triple 800 was undertuned and therefore didn't have any issues. Or else adding the bigger bore kit and tuning for torque probably didn't.

Hondas Vfr800 was at it's peak and the VTec was supposed to sort the emissions out.

My first accessory on any of these Hondas would be an Arrow can.


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If you can't beat 'em... copy 'em!!!


A Phoenix is rising from the ashes, the British motorcycle industry is back, and after coming up with such a nice bike, I'd say they are well worthy of a slice of the BMW pie.


Now what we need, is a couple of enterprising baldies (let's say a rather stocky Welsh one, and a rather handsome Ingerlish one) to pursuade Triumph to sponsor them with a couple of bikes to do the "Long Way Up" series, taking a couple of those rather lovely 800XC's up to the Nordkapp, before some bloody kitchen fitter and his Jeddi mate get hold of the idea!!!!




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Get it sorted:D
Oh and I agree to the if you cant beat them... and I would guess with the Triumph engine it will be better than the GS and consign to the graveyard many an old @:rolleyes:
 

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Get it sorted:D
Oh and I agree to the if you cant beat them... and I would guess with the Triumph engine it will be better than the GS and consign to the graveyard many an old @:rolleyes:
Better at what though? Not off roading that's for sure. The torque on the engine is to high up the rev range, and the rake angle is to low.
I suspect the cog is higher than the GS 800 too.

No way would I trade my @ for this bike. They will be worth the same money in about 2 years. lol
 

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Better at what though?
Well, compared with the F800GS, maybe better at not getting piston slap and costing megabucks to put right out of warranty? Yes I know it's only affected a few of them, but there seems to be no pattern to it. The F800GS is a nice bike to ride (except for the vibes at motorway speeds on the one I test rode) but the list of things that have been going wrong... EEK!

Yes, the Triumph produces maximum torque higher up the rev range - but what's it like throughout the rest of the rev range? Until we start to see Dyno charts and ride the thing, dismissing the engine as unsuitable for off-road is only based on speculation. Okay, the maximum torque is higher up the rev range but what about the low and midrange?

As long as it's adequately behaved off-road and doesn't explode for no reason, I'm sure they won't have a problem shifting them. The majority of them will go nowhere near mud - much like F800GSs.

Better than an Africa Twin? Now that's a tough one. You can buy quite a few AT's for the price of a Tiger 800...
 

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Would you believe it........on my was to a local car dealer in Hinckley about a couple of hours or so ago, spotted a headlight in my rear view recognised it as the new triumph 800xc He pulled up at the side of me to turn right into the Triumph plant.....from the brief glance at it that I got it looks even better than in the photos registered on 10 plate FY10 or something like that No attempt had been made to disguise it, it had the Triumph luggage on it, what I assume was a tall screen and spoked wheels but not knobblies:thumbup:
 

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