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Online jjscsix

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New from Texas
on: June 22, 2022, 12:32:07 PM
Been riding since 1971.  Always into sport bikes.  I did some amateur road racing 40 years ago.  I’m retired, have three bikes and ride 4-5 days a week and do a long trip every year.

I’m picking up a 2023 Tiger 1200 GT Explorer today, trading a 2017 FJR1300.  I’m not an Adventure type guy, but because the market has given up on sport touring bikes (except BMW), this is my new long distance bike. 

I also have a 2020 Ninja 1000SX and a 2018 CBR1000RR.
Jim
2023 Tiger 1200 GT Explorer
2020 Ninja 1000 SX
2018 CBR 1000RR

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Re: New from Texas
Reply #1 on: June 22, 2022, 01:19:35 PM
 :400: to the family, Jim. You join a fairly large group of owners from Texas. Congrats on the new ride! Please post a pic of your stable once you bring the new girl home. :028:
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Re: New from Texas
Reply #2 on: June 22, 2022, 07:18:10 PM
 :400: to the family  :821:
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Re: New from Texas
Reply #3 on: June 23, 2022, 10:25:30 AM
Welcome aboard and don't let marketing fool you: the Tiger 1200 actually is a touring bike. With proper windscreen tweaking, I found it better suited to long distances than even the (now retired) Triumph Trophy!

And when you go away from home, don't forget to:

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Re: New from Texas
Reply #4 on: June 23, 2022, 10:51:48 AM
 :401: to the forum..
I too traded up from a FJR1300 to a Tiger (2018), and am sure you won't be disappointed.

Agree with Nik that the the 1200 Tiger is mainly a tall touring bike.... a real mile-muncher  :467:
However it is more than capable of handling trails (speaking from experience), but I wouldn't recommend anything too technical / challenging and would always ride these with someone else in case you have a spill - not much fun picking up such a big bike on your own on rough ground :003: (again speaking from experience  :034:).

Hope you get plenty of good info from the forum - some very knowledgeable guys here,,,  and enjoy the new ride  :152:

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Re: New from Texas
Reply #5 on: Today at 12:45:58 PM
Welcome, great to see :401: another Texas TEx

 



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