Good, because that's all you're getting
VISITORS TO 'Triumph Live' - the company's 20th anniversary celebration of the reborn British brand - were treated to a 'glimpse' of the all-new Triumph Tiger XC - the 800cc triple the company hopes will capture sales in the ever-popular adventure sports market.
In one of the most bizarre marketing tactics we've seen in years, the company rewarded fans, who took the trouble to turn up to the event, the chance to see the new Tiger through a series peepholes drilled in the side of a packing crate containing the new 800cc triple.
Thankfully, onlookers got to see the front end of the new machine in its fully glory (hole).
See full details of the new Triumph, revealed by Visordown over a fortnight ago.
Thanks to Triumph Torque for the pics.
But has anyone heard any rumours about Triumph entering WSBK next year?
Posted: 22/09/2010 at 11:19
Posted: 22/09/2010 at 12:30
From what I could see and talking to Triumph staff its going to be a good un !
Posted: 22/09/2010 at 15:10
Posted: 22/09/2010 at 15:15
Posted: 22/09/2010 at 16:07
I don't have a clue as to how WSBK Rules work for Triples and how much CC's they allow them to "grow" against I-4's......but...
Can a 1100cc Triple make 190-210HP in WSBK Trim "safely and be reliable all day long" like lets say..... A BMW S1000RR ? and later not be cut down to 140hp for street duty cause it would self grenade itself pullling 186hp like the 2k11 "civilian" RSV4 day in and day out ?
Also, if and thats IF they are allowed to go all the way to 1200cc like the TWINS(Ducati) by the rules wich i said i don't know, why stop at 1100cc ?
THATS WEAK! i wan't to see a Daytona with Cummins Torque and Lambo HP!
Im not bashing Triumph at all, i just wan't them to get their $hit togheter and GROW some BALLS in the process. Im sick of all this ADV Bike Fever they have been hyping around for nothing and NEGLECTING the sport bikes segment. No, i don't care for the 675.
Sorry about the Rant.
Posted: 22/09/2010 at 17:24
I know what your saying Mike D, Its shite how little development the sportsbikes have had at Triumph. Couldn't give a damn about all this adventure bike crap either, but theres plenty of Tax payer funded bankers spending out the readies on those types of bikes so i guess thats what Triumph are going after.
Having owned a Daytona 675, I love triples, I've owned an R6, and a CBR6O0RR and its got the best engine out of all of them, I just want one to come along that could match a jap 1000cc L-4. Im waiting on the Triumph superbike before making a choice on what litre bike to move up to. (I would have the RSV4 Aprillia no questions, but like alot of people, dont have the money right now!)
Posted: 22/09/2010 at 18:46
Posted: 22/09/2010 at 19:21
Im just pissed cause they Totally abandoned the 1000 Class... Instead of slowing down like everyone else when ur having a tuff time (like now)... Pulling yourself togheter afterwards and mounting a good charge when your health is up to par.
Maybe they'll redeem themselves with "REAL FUNCTIONAL Ram Air Holes and Ducts" this time around...lmao.
What a joke, their 955 'Tona was so behind the times that even RamAir it didn't have when everyone had it already for like 20years. Outdated piece of junk.
No offense to 955 owners, they are fine machimes but is just hard to turn a blind eye on it when something is so obvious( outdated ). No wonder it wasn't a hot seller.
Posted: 22/09/2010 at 21:32
Posted: 23/09/2010 at 04:15
Seriously? Do you fellas realise the amount of R&D money that has to go into a competitive litre class sportsbike? Do you also realise that Triumph are not a big company? The volume of bikes that Triumph produce is a tiny fraction of the Japanese and they don't have the backing of a corporation like BMW or Piaggio.
That they can produce the 675 to compete with the 600 class is a real achievment.
Fact is, sportsbike sales are dropping off and like it or not, people are buying adventure bikes in bigger numbers. What kind of business goes on producing ultra expensive to develop bikes that most people don't buy? Oh yeah Ducati, who must have gone bust more times in recent history than any other bike builder.
If Triumph can sell 10,000 adventure bikes next year then I'll be chuffed for them, might put some money in the coffers to spend on some new developments and keep a few people in a job, unlike Honda and Yamaha who have been shutting fatories and design centres left right and centre.
If we see them in WSBK next year I'll buy everyone in this thread a pint.
Posted: 23/09/2010 at 12:25
The sportsbike day is numbered. Like dado rail, swags and tail curtains and shell suits. They arn't selling! Triumph will get it right if the road bias 800 is a looker and decent performer.
Posted: 28/09/2010 at 21:35
Posted: 01/10/2010 at 11:02
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