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post #11 of 38 Old 11-06-12, 11:46
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None. I worked at a shop and got to test ride a lot of them. My fuel numbers were from customers reports.
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I know its a repost, but they made the bike look like so much fun!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTvYAcJOx3s

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Yeah well, two things. They are extremely talented riders that didn't have to pay for the machines. Give me one for free and I can show you quite a few neat tricks too that I would never do on my own bike. Also video editing does wonders. I wonder how many wrecks they didn't show.
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I know its a repost, but they made the bike look like so much fun!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTvYAcJOx3s
I really did enjoy that vid thanks for reposting it.
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Yeah well, two things. They are extremely talented riders that didn't have to pay for the machines. Give me one for free and I can show you quite a few neat tricks too that I would never do on my own bike. Also video editing does wonders. I wonder how many wrecks they didn't show.

Yea that is a cool video though lol is the 800 on the road really that sluggish? My worry for off road is having too much power to control or a taller bike that wouldn't allow me to get out of a thick patch of mud or something such as the 1200.

This isn't a bike I would be hitting twisties on or riding around with a group of sportbikes. I would use it for casual rides and off road trails. To me the coolest thing would be able to throw some boxes on the back, take the street to a trail and then take the off road trail to a camping site. I think that would be the most ideal use for me.

Now with the weight of the gear on the back I could see the 1200 power coming in handy no doubt. The closest triumph dealer to me is over an hour away so I can't even sit on one to say which fits me better.



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A buddy of mine bought the 800. I took it for a long test drive, I'm just not a fan. Maybe too much time spent on my 675? Keep in mind I have owned two multistradas in the past. It reminded me of the 1100s a bit, but the 800 seemed super tall and there wasn't that much great to say about it. Definitely a very good bike, most people think. Can't put my finger on it. Thought I would fall in love with it, maybe too heavy? Anemic engine? Fueling seemed a bit off to me too. Pretty comfy though.

My advice, take a good long test ride before purchase. Think I would take the beemer over the Triumph.

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A buddy of mine bought the 800. I took it for a long test drive, I'm just not a fan. Maybe too much time spent on my 675? Keep in mind I have owned two multistradas in the past. It reminded me of the 1100s a bit, but the 800 seemed super tall and there wasn't that much great to say about it. Definitely a very good bike, most people think. Can't put my finger on it. Thought I would fall in love with it, maybe too heavy? Anemic engine? Fueling seemed a bit off to me too. Pretty comfy though.

My advice, take a good long test ride before purchase. Think I would take the beemer over the Triumph.

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Oh no I can't stand to be an owner of a BMW lol.....I would rather get the multistrada.



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FxCK that! I need a supermoto

I'm the Husqvarna SMS125 type of guy (yes, the two-stroke)

However, I think I'd enjoy a Streety for touring over the Tiger 800. Wouldn't hurt to test ride one, though

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Test ride it.

I can say that the 800 will not wheelie even in first without dropping the clutch or hitting a rise on the throttle. It's not about gearing either though of course you could gear it lower.

If you are planning on doing mud then you don't want an adventure bike.
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Test ride it.

I can say that the 800 will not wheelie even in first without dropping the clutch or hitting a rise on the throttle. It's not about gearing either though of course you could gear it lower.

If you are planning on doing mud then you don't want an adventure bike.
Freaking truth. Mud sucks. On anything. My CR250 hated it. My husky 430 hated it. My KLR650 hated it. Mud just sucks ass no matter what you are riding.
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