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What generation Explorer do you own ?

GEN 1
38 (40.4%)
GEN 2
16 (17%)
GEN 3
39 (41.5%)
GEN 4
0 (0%)
GEN 5
1 (1.1%)

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Offline NH

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The Generation Game
on: October 19, 2020, 08:22:33 PM
Out of curiosity what generation of Explorer do you own ?

It would be interesting to know what the balance of ownership is in this forum.

Note: The poll options make an allowance for future generations.   :008: :008:
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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 11:04:19 PM
It would be interesting to find out how many of us have upgraded from one generation to another.
I did Gen 1 to Gen 2 but doubt I will upgrade again = a downsize to Tiger 900 is more likely.......and that's if I continue with a) 'adventour' bikes, and b) Triumph.


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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 11:15:03 PM
I started with a Gen1 in 2014 then went to a Gen2 in 2016 followed by another Gen2 in 2017 and then in 2019 I went to a Gen3!

I took a 900GT Pro out for a ride today (about 110 miles) and I have to say it's a nice bike, very light (too light?), very agile and accelerates surprisingly well. Loved the engine note but as the revs rise so do the vibes! Cant see myself going transcontinental on one though.

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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #3 on: October 20, 2020, 12:23:28 AM
I test rode the 900 GT Pro and it’s my next bike. 😁 I had it for an hour and left it in sport mode to compare performance against the Explorer. I loved it, especially the weight which is perfect for me. As for vibes I honestly didn’t notice any. I suppose if you ride to the red line all the time you might find some but I don’t. I’ve already booked a trip to Europe next year and it’ll be on the 900.
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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020, 09:51:05 AM
Have a Gen 3 from 2019.
Not sure what the Gen 4 and 5 are in the list?  :084:


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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 10:47:57 AM
Had a '13 Gen1 then moved to '17 XRT on a 18 reg (last of the Gen2's at knock down price when Gen3 released). Not likely to go further with a 1200 - like many am thinking Tiger 900 but may go to something else entirely
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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 11:18:15 AM
*Originally Posted by Xtof [+]
Have a Gen 3 from 2019.
Not sure what the Gen 4 and 5 are in the list?  :084:

You obviously didn’t read my opening post.  :008:
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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #7 on: October 20, 2020, 11:38:01 AM
Hi Guys,

Haven't posted for a while. Got my Gen 1 second hand as a two year old bike that had only travelled 2,500Kms. I've had it for six years and just clocked up 120,000 Kms.

still goes strong, does a lot of two up and am still loving it. had no..... zip ..... nill problems with it :)

Cheers Andrew

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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #8 on: October 20, 2020, 03:55:57 PM
Still on my 2013 Gen 1 bought new and still a great bike.

I am thinking of getting a Gen 3 when the Gen 4 is officially released as hopefully prices will drop like a stone.
Only thing is that new Gen 3's may be hard to come by as I don't think Triumph is making many now.

We'll see.

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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #9 on: October 21, 2020, 12:54:10 PM
Interesting data - but given the way the world is going, I'd replace Gen 4 with 'ElectroExplorer' and Gen 5 with 'horse' . . . .

 



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