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800 xrt to 1200 xrt
« on: August 22, 2019, 08:55:32 PM »
I'm currently in limbo. Part exed my 800 xrt and awaiting the arrival/pick up of my 1200 xrt. Hilariously I also ride a scooter (no sniggering at the back) which was being serviced at Youls Triump/Piaggio dealer and whilst waiting for my lift home from the dealers, I accidently bought a 1200 Tiger! Looking forward to straddling this big beast!

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Re: 800 xrt to 1200 xrt
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2019, 10:48:33 PM »
 :400: aboard, Underlord. My goodness, you are in for a treat! Shoot us a pic of the big girl once you get her home. :821:
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Re: 800 xrt to 1200 xrt
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2019, 11:04:40 PM »
Welcome to the forum.
Let me guess....  you test rode one?

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Re: 800 xrt to 1200 xrt
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2019, 08:13:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by Jon [+]
:400: aboard, Underlord. My goodness, you are in for a treat! Shoot us a pic of the big girl once you get her home. :821:

Will do! Unlike when I picked up the 800 in the dead of Winter, I might get some pleasant riding in! Riding in 4C degrees is not my idea of fun!

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Re: 800 xrt to 1200 xrt
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2019, 08:21:35 AM »
*Originally Posted by KenW [+]
Welcome to the forum.
Let me guess....  you test rode one?

Ha! Actually, no! Been hankering after the 1200 for some time. They had a good deal on the 1200, a showroom bike with zero miles but going by the colour (red) it is an '18 bike. It came down to the first major service on the 800 THEN upgrade or trade in while the price was right on the 1200. Luckily for me, my ride home while the scooter was serviced was waiting outside in the car. My lovely wife who had the casting vote!

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Re: 800 xrt to 1200 xrt
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2019, 08:25:48 AM »
Hi  :400: to the forum, you won’t be disappointed with your choice.  :031:

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Re: 800 xrt to 1200 xrt
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2019, 09:33:38 PM »
Looking forward to it!

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Re: 800 xrt to 1200 xrt
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2019, 09:46:17 PM »
Talk about a happy accident. Well done and welcome to the family.  :008:  :821:
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Re: 800 xrt to 1200 xrt
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2019, 09:43:01 PM »
Well done - think  you will enjoy it - heated grips and seats on mine means I ride all year round !!  Vespa's are cool too!!  :002:
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Re: 800 xrt to 1200 xrt
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2019, 10:57:26 PM »


Firstly, thanks all for the warm welcome!
I picked this bad boy up today. That grin you see there is still going 7+ hours later. I love it. I must admit, coming from the 800 I thought this bike would take some getting used to. It was the weight mostly but I got used to it on the 30 mile ride home. I even parked it correctly in the spot where the 800 used to sit (I live on a hill) Another slight worry was knowing how I sometimes struggled to get the 800 on the centre stand, this was a breeze!
As I said, I'm still grinning now especially as I just made my first noob mistake. Took it to the pub to show some of the chaps, fortunately they had all left at the end. I couldn't start the bugger! I sat there for a minute trying to figure out what I was missing. Then the last few words from the sales guy popped into my head - yep, I had turned the key off!
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