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Always said I’d never want/need a 1200
on: June 26, 2022, 10:59:23 PM
Just swapped my 2 year old 900 Rally Pro for a 1200 Rally Pro. Long time Tiger fan having had an 800 XCX for several years and a 955 before that. Rode the 1200 home 2 days ago and waved goodbye to the 900 yesterday before going out for a sort of decent but gentle ride. I’m finding the run-in very frustrating but at least got past the first 3500rpm hurdle so had a bit of fun towards the end. Spent most of the ride marvelling at the power, comfort and sound while trying out the modes and a few different suspension settings. The 900, and 800 for that matter, are such good bikes I was wondering if I was making the right decision but a few hundred kms is convincing me I have.

The bike joins in the garage my T120 - everyone should have at least 2 bikes; one to move the body and one to move the soul - and my wife’s Tiger Sport 660 which recently replaced her Street Triple RS 765.
As I did with the 900, I had the engine and upper tank bars powder coated black. I really dislike tge silver and in any case, black is far easier to touch up if needed. Ask me how I know…..


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Re: Always said I’d never want/need a 1200
Reply #1 on: June 27, 2022, 12:38:17 AM
Wait... is that your garage, or the interior of the dealership?!?
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Re: Always said I’d never want/need a 1200
Reply #2 on: June 27, 2022, 05:43:26 AM
Haha.  It looks a bit emptier today because the 900 went yesterday.



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Re: Always said I’d never want/need a 1200
Reply #3 on: June 27, 2022, 06:45:26 AM
Welcome to the forum.
I only have the one bike, so my Tiger has to move both my body and my soul.  (And occasionally the missus's body on the back.)

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Re: Always said I’d never want/need a 1200
Reply #4 on: June 27, 2022, 01:18:20 PM
*Originally Posted by B1957 [+]
Haha.  It looks a bit emptier today because the 900 went yesterday.

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 :400: to the family  :821:

what a collection!  :047: :046: :821:
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Re: Always said I’d never want/need a 1200
Reply #5 on: June 27, 2022, 09:52:24 PM
 :400: to the family, B. Nice stable! :028:
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Re: Always said I’d never want/need a 1200
Reply #6 on: June 28, 2022, 11:11:49 AM
 :400: aboard  :821:
Many happy km's with your new bike  :300:
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Re: Always said I’d never want/need a 1200
Reply #7 on: June 28, 2022, 11:30:29 AM
Really appreciating the warm welcomes. Been getting a bit of riding in and starting to get a real feel for what this bike has to offer.

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Re: Always said I’d never want/need a 1200
Reply #8 on: June 28, 2022, 05:44:35 PM
Welcome from another new guy.  I picked mine up six days ago and have nearly 400 miles on it.  And mine shares time with two other bikes.   I like the way you think.
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Re: Always said I’d never want/need a 1200
Reply #9 on: June 28, 2022, 07:04:07 PM
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