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Re: Tiger 900 Rally & Tiger 900 GT range launched soon - death of the T12?
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2019, 10:38:50 AM »
One has heated seats, the other has cooled seats?

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Re: Tiger 900 Rally & Tiger 900 GT range launched soon - death of the T12?
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2019, 12:07:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by KenW [+]
One has heated seats, the other has cooled seats?

Cooled seats = neatly solves the uncomfortable engine heat that some owners complain about.

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Re: Tiger 900 Rally & Tiger 900 GT range launched soon - death of the T12?
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2019, 12:23:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
Cooled seats = neatly solves the uncomfortable engine heat that some owners complain about.
Lets not start that again Will.   :034:  (I'm one of the lucky ones who doesn't suffer excess heat from my T1200, nor did I from my TEx.)

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Re: Tiger 900 Rally & Tiger 900 GT range launched soon - death of the T12?
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2019, 09:12:48 PM »
Tiger 1200 will get a complete new version for 2021. It will be around 20kg lighter I would suggest, I don’t think big adventure bikes are finished yet.

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Re: Tiger 900 Rally & Tiger 900 GT range launched soon - death of the T12?
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2019, 08:56:41 AM »
*Originally Posted by damo66 [+]
Tiger 1200 will get a complete new version for 2021. It will be around 20kg lighter I would suggest, I don’t think big adventure bikes are finished yet.
I think they must of got it as light as they can, where  else can they shed weight without compromising some other chatacteristic? e.g. load rating. I would be happy with just a redesigned rear light for 2021, it's a bit long in the tooth!  :008: With the sales volumes you can't imagine anything radical, it just wouldn't be worth it to them.

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Re: Tiger 900 Rally & Tiger 900 GT range launched soon - death of the T12?
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2019, 10:20:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
Yeah, one would hope that Grandfather's bike would be 'grandfathered' but it is hard to say. Didn't the UK go through a purge of vintage automobiles at some point?

It did and there are some expensive cars in collections for the future ! some ( Classics) bikes are still making big money - RG500 Gamma , RC 30 /45 , - on the older front Vincents and Broughs hold quite incredible sums

Closer to home for me Laverdas and Ducatis hold their values and some models creep up year on year

Now the focus is on originality not restoration but you can pick up a mid 80s superbike for less than 2K and they still go fast , Handle ( model dependent) and will give good service     
Tiffen - splendid idea - in the lunge

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Re: Tiger 900 Rally & Tiger 900 GT range launched soon - death of the T12?
« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2019, 05:38:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by damo66 [+]
Tiger 1200 will get a complete new version for 2021. It will be around 20kg lighter I would suggest, I don’t think big adventure bikes are finished yet.
This sounds like wishful thinking to me.  :164:
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Re: Tiger 900 Rally & Tiger 900 GT range launched soon - death of the T12?
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2019, 01:10:57 AM »
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
I think they must of got it as light as they can, where  else can they shed weight without compromising some other chatacteristic? e.g. load rating. I would be happy with just a redesigned rear light for 2021, it's a bit long in the tooth!  :008: With the sales volumes you can't imagine anything radical, it just wouldn't be worth it to them.
  Carbon fibre and much lighter metals are available, could change the frame material for a significant weight reduction. They really lightened up the Rocket 3.

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Re: Tiger 900 Rally & Tiger 900 GT range launched soon - death of the T12?
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2019, 04:39:06 AM »
I think if they followed other bike manufactures and moved the fuel tank to a lower position and let a fuel pump move it up to where it needs to go.  That would be a huge center of gravity change.    I bet they can remove a lot more weight, the thing is though they would have to make a total redesign of the bike.  They made a lot of little changes to lose weight but they didn't make any huge changes for the bike.

I still have a lot of life in my bike, I just crossed 20K so a few more miles before I am looking. 

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Re: Tiger 900 Rally & Tiger 900 GT range launched soon - death of the T12?
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2019, 06:20:38 AM »
Just looked up the Rocket3 specs, 40 kg weight reduction for 2020.

 


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