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Offline PaulvD

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Hi from the Netherlands
on: December 03, 2020, 10:20:54 PM
Let me introduce myself, as a new member of this forum: I am Paul, 57 years old, live in the south of the Netherlands (which is not so far from the north of the Netherlands... :038:) and I just became the owner of a Tiger Explorer 1200 XRx from 2016. That takes some getting used to, after having ridden a Triumph Thunderbird 1600 for 8 years . And before that 4 years on a BMW R1200C cruiser.
But with good plans for long-distance trips, it was time to exchange the cruisers for a touring bike. In any case, this Tiger drives a lot lighter and smoother, compared to the Thunderbird it quickly saves 80 kilos. Now I can probably keep up with my buddies a bit easier on mountain tours...
Maybe see you in beautiful places and and on curvy roads.

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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
Reply #1 on: December 03, 2020, 11:32:38 PM
Welcome to the forum.  Lots of good information here.
On the Tiger, you should easily keep up with your buddies.  It excels as a tourer, corners pretty well, and has the grunt to pull away on the straights, even two-up.

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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
Reply #2 on: December 04, 2020, 12:45:21 AM
  :400: to the family, Paul. You chose wisely with the '16 TEX. They are a fabulous bike. We'd love to see some pics of your new ride in your beautiful country! :821:
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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
Reply #3 on: December 04, 2020, 06:31:55 AM
 :400: Paul

Hope you enjoy your Tiger.
If you are looking to tour, please consider visiting Britain - it’s a very pretty little island!

Phil  :152:

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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
Reply #4 on: December 04, 2020, 09:39:41 AM
 :401: from Ireland, as the others have said, post pics when you can.

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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
Reply #5 on: December 04, 2020, 11:09:49 AM
 :401: Paul.
You will find the Tiger very capable on twisty mountain roads (which is my favorite riding)  :152: I love the way the power is delivered form the triple engine, and it is surprising agile for a tall bike (if you are brave enough to push it)  :007:

Cheers
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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
Reply #6 on: December 04, 2020, 02:06:29 PM
 :401: from The eastern part of the Netherlands, Close to the north, south and western part of the Netherlands :745: :745: :745: :745:

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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
Reply #7 on: December 04, 2020, 06:01:06 PM
Welcome aboard the forum from sunny Northumberland (only a ferry ride away from Ijmuden)  :467:
Talking bollocks since 1965...

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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
Reply #8 on: December 04, 2020, 06:42:03 PM
*Originally Posted by NorthumBryan [+]
Welcome aboard the forum from sunny Northumberland (only a ferry ride away from Ijmuden)  :467:

Thanks. I was there last year, doing the Hadrian's Wall walk. Loved it. Even with the rain  :821:

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Re: Hi from the Netherlands
Reply #9 on: December 04, 2020, 06:46:15 PM
*Originally Posted by Phil [+]
:400: Paul

Hope you enjoy your Tiger.
If you are looking to tour, please consider visiting Britain - it%u2019s a very pretty little island!

Phil  :152:
Thanks Phil. It's not a question if, but rather when... :001: My sister lives in Hastings, really like the English (and Welsh and Scottish... :164:) landscapes for walking.

 



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