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Re: New Tiger 1200
Reply #11 on: June 22, 2020, 12:59:17 AM
Maybe they’ll even be able to sort the Bluetooth module for the launch of this one.  :084:

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Re: New Tiger 1200
Reply #12 on: June 24, 2020, 10:40:43 AM
Well, here are the clues of impending doom:
- End of the single sided swingarm: big setback
- Smaller headlight with only one light on: big setback
- Higher wheels for decreased agility: big setback

Looks good from here!
Can't wait to spare a €20k+!

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Re: New Tiger 1200
Reply #13 on: June 24, 2020, 12:48:39 PM
For me a single sided s/arm is nice but not essential.
I can't see the headlight while I'm riding so I not fussed about that just as long as it lights up the night satisfactorily.
And as we've only seen photos of the off-road biased model I expect the road version will have a smaller front wheel.

But what puts me off the new T12 is what the engine's twin-a-like lumpy firing order might feel like......and the price.
It is extremely unlikely I will buy a 2nd big posh bike to share the garage with my KTM.
I'll either keep my Tex as a winter hack or buy something smaller & lighter, but not a new T12.

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Re: New Tiger 1200
Reply #14 on: June 24, 2020, 04:28:19 PM
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Well, here are the clues of impending doom:
- End of the single sided swingarm: big setback
- Smaller headlight with only one light on: big setback
- Higher wheels for decreased agility: big setback

Looks good from here!
Can't wait to spare a €20k+!

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Re: New Tiger 1200
Reply #15 on: June 24, 2020, 08:46:31 PM
Agree about the double sided swinging arm being better for repairs and it would not put me off, but the headlights and that horrible firing order (if true) a no no.

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Re: New Tiger 1200
Reply #16 on: June 25, 2020, 12:30:30 AM
Other advantages of a double swing arm:
no need for special cones for the tyre man to balance the back wheel;
hugger has two mount points, so less likely to break off and cut the rear tyre to bits (happened to me);
easier to tow a trailer for those so inclined.

IMHO a single-sided swingarm is for appearance only.  It has to be less mechanically sound, by its very nature.  Presumably is heavier, to counter the forces involved.

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Re: New Tiger 1200
Reply #17 on: June 25, 2020, 07:55:51 AM
 A single sided swinging arm is much heavier than a double sided so they will save a lot of weight. Also maybe they have looked at the cost of warranty claims and repairs. Having to change a full drive unit for a leaking oil seal seems stupid and costly.

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Re: New Tiger 1200
Reply #18 on: September 18, 2020, 10:36:14 PM
... will they market it in 2021 or 2022 ????

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Re: New Tiger 1200
Reply #19 on: September 19, 2020, 05:44:39 PM
My information is that the bike launch will be delayed by 12 months, so expect it at the EICMA Show  Milan in November 2021.
Triumph are still manufacturing the current 1200 model.