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#1000575 - 11/09/17 06:02 PM Re: 2018 Triumph Tigers [Re: TEWKS]  
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Originally Posted by TEWKS


PS...Bill it may be time to do it again! wink Well, next summer anyhow. grin


Pat


You know the old adage, 'Lord willin' and the creek don't rise'. Well maybe they don't use that one up north I don't know : )

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Bill

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#1000576 - 11/09/17 06:42 PM Re: 2018 Triumph Tigers [Re: roadscholar]  
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You know the old adage,
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'Lord willin' and the creek don't rise'. Well maybe they don't use that one up north I don't know : )



Sounds like something the late great Shelby Foote may have said on occasion. wink Could be just me, again but, Mr. Foote sure could have passed as a relative of yours.

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#1000583 - 11/09/17 09:20 PM Re: 2018 Triumph Tigers [Re: TEWKS]  
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He does have an interesting history, bit of a maverick : ) As an English major I knew Greenville, Ms. produced several authors but not to this extent. http://visitgreenville.org/things-to-do/road-trip-adventures/greenville-writers/

Will check out some of his stuff, thanks Pat. We're straying away from middle weight Adv bikes here : )


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#1000595 - 11/10/17 01:31 AM Re: 2018 Triumph Tigers [Re: TEWKS]  
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Looks like another player in the mid size Adv market if it goes to production, shaftie too. I could like this : )

http://discoverv85.motoguzzi.com/en/


Bill

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#1000598 - 11/10/17 02:19 AM Re: 2018 Triumph Tigers [Re: roadscholar]  
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Originally Posted by roadscholar
Looks like another player in the mid size Adv market if it goes to production, shaftie too. I could like this : )

http://discoverv85.motoguzzi.com/en/


Thanks for sharing Bill! I like the looks except for that red frame with the other colors on the bike.


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#1000601 - 11/10/17 02:47 AM Re: 2018 Triumph Tigers [Re: TEWKS]  
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I hear ya, although I think it's growing on me. Guzzi's have always been a little quirky and the people that like them love them (and usually accept the flaws). Black, silver, or plain white would be nice and I'd think available if it goes into production, lot of times a manufacturer will try something striking to grab attention on a prototype or introduction. On the website they're asking people to come up with a name, I wrote in 'V85 Arrivederci' : )


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#1000609 - 11/10/17 04:10 AM Re: 2018 Triumph Tigers [Re: roadscholar]  
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Originally Posted by roadscholar
I hear ya, although I think it's growing on me. Guzzi's have always been a little quirky and the people that like them love them (and usually accept the flaws). Black, silver, or plain white would be nice and I'd think available if it goes into production, lot of times a manufacturer will try something striking to grab attention on a prototype or introduction. On the website they're asking people to come up with a name, I wrote in 'V85 Arrivederci' : )


Guzzis are no more quirky than BMWs. They are great bikes, just have a scant dealer network. If you are a fair wrench you can do 95% of the maintenance yourself.


'13 R1200GS
'79 R100T w/ Hack
'O2 K1200LT
'07 Guzzi Norge
'02 Guzzi California EV
'88 HD FLHS
'10 Triumph Thunderbird
'03 R1150RT
#1000612 - 11/10/17 04:25 AM Re: 2018 Triumph Tigers [Re: TEWKS]  
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Don't have to convince me, I've had 15 or 20 over the years and still have a few..

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Bill

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#1000630 - 11/10/17 02:24 PM Re: 2018 Triumph Tigers [Re: RTinNC]  
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Originally Posted by RTinNC
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The 1200 has shaft drive. When did that happen? Last time I looked at Tiger(1050) it was chain drive, correct?


The 1200 has always had shaft.

Yes, but the 1050 did not. I guess I haven't looked at the larger Tiger in a while.


If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious stuff...
#1000738 - 11/12/17 04:12 AM Re: 2018 Triumph Tigers [Re: TEWKS]  
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Looks like somebody just turned the knob up to 11 in the mid-size Adv market : )

790 Adventure


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