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Re: New gen 4 is on it's way ....
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2020, 07:06:16 PM »
There is something about the scale of the engine that looks more like it is a 650 than a 1200. Also, is that a 21" front wheel?
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Re: New gen 4 is on it's way ....
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2020, 07:07:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by isb [+]
Definitely looks all new, like the 900’s big brother.

As predicted here: https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,19103.10.html

Surprised my local salesman let the cat out of the bag so readily & accurately! Maybe he knew Motorrrad (& no doubt others) were about to publish spyshots?

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Re: New gen 4 is on it's way ....
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2020, 07:48:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
There is something about the scale of the engine that looks more like it is a 650 than a 1200. Also, is that a 21" front wheel?

Right, right? The engine looks so much trimmer. If that's a 1200 I am sold. And yes, that front is 21"  :169:
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Re: New gen 4 is on it's way ....
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2020, 07:54:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
Right, right? The engine looks so much trimmer. If that's a 1200 I am sold. And yes, that front is 21"  :169:
So, they are aiming for more dirt capabilities. Lighter weight, narrower tires, 21" front wheel. Seems that I was completely wrong in my predictions.  :034:
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Re: New gen 4 is on it's way ....
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2020, 07:56:34 PM »
Ok, might just skip the Bluetooth TFT module upgrade and go straight to the Gen 4! :-)

As it looks like it is “new” will it really be a Gen 4, more like a Gen 1 new model Tiger?

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Re: New gen 4 is on it's way ....
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2020, 08:09:37 PM »
What if they put a shaft drive on a 900 just to mess with us?
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Re: New gen 4 is on it's way ....
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2020, 08:40:15 PM »
I don't dislike it from what I can see.  I just hope they don't go with the angry insect look that seems to be popular with Yamaha.  I like the styling of the new 900 Tiger and am seriously considering one for a replacement to my 2011 1050.  Would still keep the 1200 though, a great machine.  And Triumph, if you're reading this, please make both headlights active on low beam, the lopsided look is just not attractive and makes it look like a budget bike.
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Re: New gen 4 is on it's way ....
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2020, 08:51:17 PM »
Might be the way they shot those photos, but the engine/cylinder(s) look like they're canted forward at more of an angle. Maybe this helps lower the center of gravity?

Kind of like the difference in the old T150 vs. T160. The sloping engine on the T160 has better lines as opposed to the more upright one, IMO

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Re: New gen 4 is on it's way ....
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2020, 08:57:22 PM »
Well, with so many owners, prospective owners and journalists banging on about the weight/bulk of the Tiger 1200, I guess Triumph listened and decided to put it on a starvation diet. It's also got a bolt on rear subframe like the new Tiger 900 as well.

Just a couple of things:
  • Have they changed the crank layout and firing order like they've done on the new 900s (which sounds crap in the videos I've seen) ?
  • Do you fancy being an early adopter of essentially a first generation model with all that entails?

It doesn't look to have the presence of the current model or look particularly "special" in test mule guise but I'd definitely consider going for one if I hadn't recently tied up so much cash in my present bike.

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Re: New gen 4 is on it's way ....
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2020, 09:03:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by jannerman [+]
Well, with so many owners, prospective owners and journalists banging on about the weight/bulk of the Tiger 1200, I guess Triumph listened and decided to put it on a starvation diet. It's also got a bolt on rear subframe like the new Tiger 900 as well.

Just a couple of things:
  • Have they changed the crank layout and firing order like they've done on the new 900s (which sounds crap in the videos I've seen) ?
  • Do you fancy being an early adopter of essentially a first generation model with all that entails?

It doesn't look to have the presence of the current model or look particularly "special" in test mule guise but I'd definitely consider going for one if I hadn't recently tied up so much cash in my present bike.
  I'm withholding judgement on the new 900 crank, but first ride reviews are coming in and they indicate more vibes.  If that is the case I will probably not be buying one.  Triumph have done a fantastic job with the triple, it will be a shame to loose that character in exchange for trying to make be more like a twin (i.e. a BMW).
« Last Edit: February 14, 2020, 09:04:53 PM by pcarnut »
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