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OK. May be it is just me, but I just cant stand a new look of a new Tiger 900. I am pretty sure it is a sweet bike with improved handling, less weight etc... But to me it lost that nice unique distinctive look Tiger was famous for. Now it looks like another Africa with V-Strom lines. I remember when I was contemplating between Tiger and Africa I picked the Tiger since I just loved how it looked. Now, its not a Tiger. It looks like a darn duck! May be it will grow on me but as of now I just cant stand it.
 

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I'll take one for a test ride next year. Possibly buy one in 2021 if I like it. Photos only give you a clue on looks, I need to see all round before comment. Nothing looks exceptionally good or bad for my eyes.
 

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Like most things, I'll wait to see it in person. I do like the pictures though.

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I'm right there with you on that. I'd like to see it in person.
I was kinda hot on the Kawasaki W800, then I saw one in person at the Long Beach show and was way underwhelmed. Not that I'm in the market for a new Tiger, but once I see it, you never know.

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I am keeping my 2017 for now. 2018 added some nice touches and I liked it immediately without seeing in person. 2020 killed Tigers charm. There are way too many ADV bikes in that segment now, which look very similar, but not many bikes that look cool. Tiger was one of them.
 

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I like what I've seen in pictures so far, especially graphics wise and in white.
I just paid off my fully kitted '15 XRx though: it's all the bike I could ask for. I'll be spending my money maintaining and riding my current herd, thank you.
Sometimes you just have to understand the temptation for the new and shiny rabbit hole for what it is. I'll probably be worn out before any of my bikes are. I'm glad Triumph is giving BMW and KTM a run for their money.
 
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i think it looks pretty nice actually. I'd like something a little less heavy than the Explorer next time, so it would definitely be in the running. I always thought the 955 was pig ugly (but a great bike) I put 63000 miles on mine before I sold it
 

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Still waiting to see it in the flesh. was going to drop in to my local dealer last weekend but it ws closed when I got there.

Going to reserve judgement for the moment, but I bought a 955i because I liked the look of it over other similar styled bikes.
 

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I think the new 900's a great looking bike, especially in red. It's better than all the other Tigers to my eye... but unfortunately it's not got all the nice stuff like my 1200, the big torquey motor, the shaft drive, the TSAS (or the price tag!)
 

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I am curious about how it carries its weight. I had an 800 roadie for a while and it was quite agile (or agile enough). When I gave the 1200 a test ride, I was.....concerned. It was a pig to turn through the sweepers (comparatively). Not responsive. My friend described it as an experience of "fearing for his life" when it came to turning. A center of gravity thing perhaps? And if so, what would the 900 be like.
 

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I like the looks, but I love my 800, not sure I could part with it. 2012 Roadie ABS with lots of extras. I am a photographer & use my Tiger to haul my camera gear & I around the PNW. Plus it is my main commuter when it is not snowing or the roads are icy. So I would be hard pressed to change at this point even for the added bells & whistles.
 

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I am curious about how it carries its weight. I had an 800 roadie for a while and it was quite agile (or agile enough). When I gave the 1200 a test ride, I was.....concerned. It was a pig to turn through the sweepers (comparatively). Not responsive. My friend described it as an experience of "fearing for his life" when it came to turning. A center of gravity thing perhaps? And if so, what would the 900 be like.
I owned a 2014 XC and it was a great bike. I've also spent time riding the 1200 and found it to be a great bike, no issues turning in any environment, slow or fast. Unless someone is coming from a super sport type bike, I have a hard time understanding how someone would call the 1200... Or really any motorcycle, hard to turn. I've owned Bonneville's, a Harley Ultra Classic, I have a BMW K1600GTL, the Tiger etc and I've spent time on many more bikes. None of them are slow or difficult to turn in, I really believe when people say this, either they're comparing it to something that is just not comparable, or really, and I hate to say it, they're not that good of a rider.

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I owned a 2014 XC and it was a great bike. I've also spent time riding the 1200 and found it to be a great bike, no issues turning in any environment, slow or fast. Unless someone is coming from a super sport type bike, I have a hard time understanding how someone would call the 1200... Or really any motorcycle, hard to turn. I've owned Bonneville's, a Harley Ultra Classic, I have a BMW K1600GTL, the Tiger etc and I've spent time on many more bikes. None of them are slow or difficult to turn in, I really believe when people say this, either they're comparing it to something that is just not comparable, or really, and I hate to say it, they're not that good of a rider.

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I have 3 bikes, a 2003 SV1000S, 2012 Tiger 800 & a 2013 Victory Judge. Each bike is different, different character, different riding style. I have not ridden a 1200 Explorer, but taking the Vic through a turn is not the same as either the Tiger or the SV. I have been riding over 40 years, did a bit of club racing in my day, so I am no slouch on two wheels. Bottom line, a bike that weighs less is typically quicker/easier to turn. By weight I mean rider & motorcycle combined. Rider weight & height will affect CG as well as power to weight.
 

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I have 3 bikes, a 2003 SV1000S, 2012 Tiger 800 & a 2013 Victory Judge. Each bike is different, different character, different riding style. I have not ridden a 1200 Explorer, but taking the Vic through a turn is not the same as either the Tiger or the SV. I have been riding over 40 years, did a bit of club racing in my day, so I am no slouch on two wheels. Bottom line, a bike that weighs less is typically quicker/easier to turn. By weight I mean rider & motorcycle combined. Rider weight & height will affect CG as well as power to weight.
Agree. Different. But not difficult, or scary.

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Husqvarna Norden 901 looks like a cool bike I might be switchintg to in the future since Tiger failed to grab my interest so far. Instead of changing its look Triumph should ve invested in creating tubeless rims for its XC model. It was one of the reasons why I switched from XC to XR.
 

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Although I can't find any specific reference to it on the Triumph site, both the 900 "Rally" models look to have tubeless spoked rims, the "Pro" model has tyre pressure monitoring as standard, so it must be tubeless.

I wasn't aware of the Husky Norden 901, looks a purposeful machine to me.
 
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