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Seriesboy 26 Oct 2010 15:09

TriBMW F800XCGS
 
So what's the difference between a BMW F800GS and a Triumph Tiger 800XC?
Bugger all as far as I can see. Are BMW and Triumph using the same designer?

docsherlock 26 Oct 2010 20:39

A beautiful triple engine and quality control, never mind excel rims as standard spring immediately to mind....

Threewheelbonnie 27 Oct 2010 07:31

Dealers; They don't all do that Sssssir :innocent::rofl:

Anyone had a look at the electrics? Any chance it'll be "Computer sez no" when you plug a tyre compessor in?

Andy

AliBaba 27 Oct 2010 08:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seriesboy (Post 310370)
Bugger all as far as I can see. Are BMW and Triumph using the same designer?

No, the designer for BMW is Fritz, the designer that works for Triumph goes by the name Xerox.

I find it fascinating that Triumph makes a design based on a BMW-model, but I'm sure the bikes are pretty different.

Dodger 27 Oct 2010 09:43

It is also amusing to consider that Triumph pioneered the vertical twin ,which is the engine type used in the BMW f800 GS ,and that BMW went with conventional chain drive and suspension for the 800 .
Maybe Fritz was short of ideas ,'cos he bought engines from Bombardier as well .

But on a more serious note ,let's hope the Triumph has usable torque and a nice low first gear for plonking .
If not ,well then it's just another psuedo "adventure" marketing niche bike .

Seriesboy 27 Oct 2010 10:01

On that one at least, I think they're all pseudo adventure machines. We've all bought into the marketing hype with regards to what machines we 'need' to have. A good friend of my family made a trip to North Africa from Ireland (and back) on a Honda 175 with a sidecar attached, without any drama and another made the trip to the Dragon Rally on a Honda 50. It took a bit longer than it could have but no less fun or adventure was had.

Seriesboy 27 Oct 2010 11:45

In addendum, I'm not giving out about peoples choices in the machines they use. I have an R1200GS and I'm very happy with it, to each their own.

colebatch 30 Oct 2010 14:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dodger (Post 310463)
But on a more serious note ,let's hope the Triumph has usable torque and a nice low first gear for plonking .
If not ,well then it's just another psuedo "adventure" marketing niche bike .

it has less torque and is heavier than the F800GS according to MCN ... nothing about the gear ratios yet


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