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Old 08-21-2012, 02:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Why did you buy an Adventure bike?

Did you really plan to ride it in the dirt/gravel or was it something else that drew you in and a little dirt capability just seemed like a nice bonus?

What is your road/dirt average percentage?
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It was the long travel suspension and comfy seat that got me over, though sometimes I miss the manic acceleration of my Street Triple.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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it was the physical size of the bike that drew me to it.i`m tall so there aint that many bikes i fit on.
i used to ride sports bikes,but one day i caught a glimpse of myself in a shop window and realized i looked ridiculous.
my 1050 fits me like a glove and i also like the way it looks....i see it as a speed triple for big blokes,rather than a true adventure bike.
i absolutly love this bike and i would`nt swap it for any other....and that includes the 1200...which i took out for the day on saturday whilst the 1050 was being serviced.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My percentage of gravel & off road on the TEX will probably end up being around around 20 - 25% (20-80) It's been more like 30-70 on my KLR untill I brought her big sister home. It's about 50-50 for the KLR now...
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm 100% road. It satisfies the need for speed, good handling, comfort, and long distances, while still giving the feeling of being on a sport bike. Nice compliment to my Street Triple R which I use exclusively for sport riding.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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To be a comfortable and practical road bike. If dirt roads get in the way then so be it. I test rode the usual Tiger 1200, R1200GS and Super Teneres. Had a real good think about what I was really going to be using this bike for and settled on the 1050 Tiger SE. With the others I figured I would be paying for a whole lot I wouldnt use. I also found the BMW and Yamaha engines quite uninspiring.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I bought mine because I don't always want to be on pavement. I used to love finding new ways around on my 99 F650 and am eager to start doing it again. As a plus, this bike will take the wife and I wherever I have the ability to take it.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i bought my tiger because it fit me the best out of all the bikes i looked at. also it was a good mix of weight vs HP. after the first year i had the suspension redone just for street riding. even though the bike is about 70 lbs lighter than my last bike, it is still to heavy to take in the dirt. now once i get my carbon fiber wheels there is NO WAY i will take it off road.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I purchased my XC in part because the size and wide bars fit me much better than most other bikes I have had. But also because there are a lot of forest service, dirt, logging roads, etc. around Colorado and it is nice to have options.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi,

If you're built like a brick sh!t house an "adventure" bike is the ideal mount.

It is big and tall enough so that you don't look out of place on it. It is a do everything bike. It will (used to) go miles on one tank of fuel, will lug loads of luggage, a pillion, and a tent all day and still handle ok. It has soft suspension, great riding position. It can get to places a "normal" bike would struggle with.... the list is endless !!


It's just a pity that the emphasis is no longer on "adventure". Triumph are too busy pandering to the needs of "ordinary" bikers rather than true "adventurers".
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