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Offline takoboy

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...the change from BMW to Triumph is just a Tiger!
« on: June 19, 2018, 03:28:10 PM »
 :158: from Düsseldorf,

I am a fresh owner of a TIGER 1200 Xca,after riding for many years BMW bikes. The decision to sell my BMW K1300GT and replace it with the Tiger, I have to admit, has not been particularly easy. That numbness feeling in the stomach, "do i do the right thing?".

The first 3 weeks of riding with the Tiger have been the best confirmation for the rightness of my decision! Beautiful bike, excellent ergonomics, exactly the motor i was looking for, excellent brakes!!

I wish you all many and safe kilometers with your Tigers, I am really excited about reading your posts and your riding experiences.

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Re: ...the change from BMW to Triumph is just a Tiger!
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 04:02:22 PM »
Horaay! Glad you like it, my first Triumph in over 20 years too, never owned a BMW though. If your ever in Ireland and get stuck for something...........

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Re: ...the change from BMW to Triumph is just a Tiger!
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 07:57:39 PM »
 :400: to the family, takoboy. Congrats on the new TEX. I think you'll enjoy the forum. It's a great bunch of riders with a wealth of accumulated experience! :028:
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Re: ...the change from BMW to Triumph is just a Tiger!
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 11:28:07 PM »
Glückwünsche zu einer hervorragenden Entscheidung!
Der von CNC-Technik 100% in Hinckley gut gebauten Tiger zwölf bietet souveräner Charakter und Fahrleistungen. Doch etwas ganz anders als der Bayer. Du wirst damit bestimmt viel Vergenügen haben.

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Re: ...the change from BMW to Triumph is just a Tiger!
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2018, 07:16:09 AM »
I test rode a BMW GS800 last week just to check the Explorer was still the right bike for me.

I took it back 15mins into the 1hr test ride as I knew that it was not going to replace the Tex.

I know BMW have a large following but every time I ride one, they leave me feeling cold.
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Re: ...the change from BMW to Triumph is just a Tiger!
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2018, 01:03:09 PM »
 :400: to the fun side of the ride  :821: and welcome to the family.
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Re: ...the change from BMW to Triumph is just a Tiger!
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2018, 02:10:40 PM »
Willkommen takoboy!
(I'm not as fluent in German as neilacwilson ;-)

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Re: ...the change from BMW to Triumph is just a Tiger!
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2018, 03:11:17 PM »
Herzlich Wilkommen an Bord  :031:
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Re: ...the change from BMW to Triumph is just a Tiger!
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2018, 03:22:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gwilym [+]
I test rode a BMW GS800 last week just to check the Explorer was still the right bike for me.

I took it back 15mins into the 1hr test ride as I knew that it was not going to replace the Tex.

I know BMW have a large following but every time I ride one, they leave me feeling cold.

If you have an Explorer XCA, why aren't you test riding a BMW 1200 GS or GSA?  Seem more apples to apples to me.

Not judging, just curious.
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Re: ...the change from BMW to Triumph is just a Tiger!
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2018, 12:44:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by Gwilym [+]
I know BMW have a large following but every time I ride one, they leave me feeling cold.
That was my experience before I bought my first TEx.
Unfortunately in my neck of the woods (and club), people just buy a BMW blindly without even trying a Tiger.  I put that down to marketing.

 


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