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Online CaptainTrips

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Re: Sold the Tiger 1200
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2020, 05:33:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by Hawk281 [+]
How is this thing going to work for extended distance riding, like lonnnng trips? :027:
Depends on how you define lonnnng trips. Long way Round vs. Three Flags?
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Re: Sold the Tiger 1200
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2020, 06:09:12 PM »
Typically for me 3000 to 4000 miles in a week. 600 to 800 first days. Have to go a long way here in Southern California to see something differnt. :084:

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Re: Sold the Tiger 1200
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2020, 08:58:11 PM »
2 weeks ownership and I've done 1650km. Long trips I don't  see as a problem at all, this  bike is more comfortable out of the box than my 1200 ever was and I stuffed around with bars riders, seat reshaping, sheepskin, the riding triangle of the 1200 never really suited me, the 900 for me is perfect, each bike will suit everyone differently, this one fits me well.

There's not much to dislike about the 900, it's a pleasure to ride in every way, I'm certainly not missing the 1200.

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Re: Sold the Tiger 1200
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2020, 02:32:08 AM »
*Originally Posted by TigerEXP [+]
2 weeks ownership and I've done 1650km. Long trips I don't  see as a problem at all, this  bike is more comfortable out of the box than my 1200 ever was and I stuffed around with bars riders, seat reshaping, sheepskin, the riding triangle of the 1200 never really suited me, the 900 for me is perfect, each bike will suit everyone differently, this one fits me well.

There's not much to dislike about the 900, it's a pleasure to ride in every way, I'm certainly not missing the 1200.

Thanks for the feedback.  This is somewhat subjective, but how would you compare acceleration to the 1200?
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Re: Sold the Tiger 1200
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2020, 02:52:18 AM »
Its more than satisfying for me, I think the power mix for this style of bike is perfect between on road performance and off road ability. I've said before you really don't need a 1200 Adv bike, the 900's are what we will see more and more of.

It's does 0-100km in 3.81sec so it's not slow. I'm still running it in and haven't given it a full fist yet. The engine is certainly engaging to ride, the exhaust note is really nice. I'm happy

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Re: Sold the Tiger 1200
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2020, 09:15:09 AM »
You might have nailed something here!
As a matter of fact, my first Tiger was a '97 900. And I certainly don't remember it as too slow nor lacking torque.

Even though I've always found the 800 too small in every respect (ergos, torque, weather protection, visual presence), I might consider downscaling.
I'll keep reading your reports with much interest!

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Re: Sold the Tiger 1200
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2020, 08:28:18 PM »
I'll try to keep the reviews coming the more I ride it. However with all this virus drama my riding time will be limited, even though I've just been laid of work, we are being asked to do essential travel only and stay at home. I know riding is essential for our sanity but never the less, I will try to obide by the recommendations.

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Re: Sold the Tiger 1200
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2020, 10:47:26 PM »
the max weight limit for the 900 would probably be too low to fill 3 givi panniers and ride with pillion . that's what the 1200 is really for.

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Re: Sold the Tiger 1200
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2020, 11:02:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by SimonTEX [+]
the max weight limit for the 900 would probably be too low to fill 3 givi panniers and ride with pillion . that's what the 1200 is really for.
Agreed.
And don't forget the tankbag, and in my case 4 'document holders' cable-tied to the engine bars and pannier rack.  The 1200 is a real pack horse with plenty of horses.   :002:

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Re: Sold the Tiger 1200
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2020, 01:35:02 AM »
Having done many extensive travels on the 1200, one thing I have realised is people carry way too much unnecessary gear. I never carry a pillion so weight carry capacity will be more than enough with some to spare. If you need to carry anymore take a car.

 


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