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Offline NH

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And my next bike will be...
on: September 10, 2020, 05:42:21 PM
Well after 6 great years on my Explorer it looks as if my next bike will be a Tiger 900. I test rode one this morning and what a bike. :002: I was concerned about the performance drop from the tex but to be honest I don't thinks there really is a great drop, it's a stormer. Just a case of when do I order now I suppose. A shame the dealers offer is only £4,500 for the tex though, it's never been offroad and never even carried a pillion.
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Re: And my next bike will be...
Reply #1 on: September 10, 2020, 06:17:23 PM
D@mn that bike is sexy and tempting. I sat on it, dealer said "wanna ride it?" and I said "no, then I'll have to buy it" and he said "I know, wanna ride it?" and I got off, got on my bike went back home...

Good choice mate. Decision is half the act you know  :001:  :467:  :821:  Here's to the future kitty.
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Re: And my next bike will be...
Reply #2 on: September 10, 2020, 06:31:16 PM
Thanks and yes, it is a good looker (in red  :002:) Not an easy decision though, I went out for a ride on the tex to clear my head and think things through after the test ride and I loved every minute of it.  The more I ride the tex the more I like it, it's just the weight and I'm not getting any younger.  :003:
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Re: And my next bike will be...
Reply #3 on: September 10, 2020, 06:55:57 PM
Don't think too much of it I'd say. The only thing that matters is that you have fun on your machine and love it.
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Re: And my next bike will be...
Reply #4 on: September 10, 2020, 10:21:12 PM
My Explorer days are now numbered as I have got to the stage that I find it too heavy to shunt around the garage and the 900 GT Pro is 60 kg lighter with all the toys of the 1200, I would like to test ride one but here in NZ there is not a large enough supply presently to allow that but I'm still thinking that's the way I'll go.

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Reply #5 on: September 10, 2020, 11:25:03 PM
Yes it's the weight that I find hard to manage moving it around and slow maneuvers... don't talk to me about narrow steep mountain hairpins...... :003: :003: :003:

On a camber it take a fair bit of effort to lift it of the sidestand especially with a full tank. With the Tiger 900 I can lift it upright off the sidestand with no hands when sitting on it, just lift it upright using my legs. Two month delivery lead time for the GT and six months on the GT Pro in the UK.
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Re: And my next bike will be...
Reply #6 on: September 10, 2020, 11:41:43 PM
Hi All

Coincidentally I booked my 1200 in for a service in a few weeks time and specifically asked if I could test ride the 900GT.

I love my 1200, i'm on my 4th one in 6 years, I'm not too worried about the 1200's weight, and SWMBO rarely gets on the back nowadays but I need to know what the 900GT is all about!

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(PS - Rumour has it that the GEN4 1200 release may have been put back 12 months)
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Re: And my next bike will be...
Reply #7 on: September 11, 2020, 09:04:22 AM
*Originally Posted by NH [+]
Yes it's the weight that I find hard to manage moving it around and slow maneuvers... don't talk to me about narrow steep mountain hairpins...... :003: :003: :003:

On a camber it take a fair bit of effort to lift it of the sidestand especially with a full tank. With the Tiger 900 I can lift it upright off the sidestand with no hands when sitting on it, just lift it upright using my legs. Two month delivery lead time for the GT and six months on the GT Pro in the UK.
My experience precisely. I'll need to wait a while to get the 900 but it's almost certainly my next bike. Good choice NH  :467:
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Re: And my next bike will be...
Reply #8 on: September 11, 2020, 02:33:39 PM
I’ve done the same. Traded my Gen 1, owned since new in 2013 and loved it but a test ride on the Rally Pro swung me. Just awaiting delivery 😎

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Re: And my next bike will be...
Reply #9 on: September 12, 2020, 10:55:01 AM
I traded my 1200 in for a 900 gt pro, yes it’s lighter and I am approaching mid sixties the weight was an issue. The 900 is a very good bike with lots of Engine character. I do miss the 1200 with its smoothness and toys on board especially the hill hold function But feel more comfortable with the reduction in weight.