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Phil West  says:

Triumph Tiger 800 first ride - 'the ergonomics are spot on'

Phil West is currently in Monserrat near Barcelona for the world press launch of the Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC version. Video: Triumph Tiger 800 ridden This is what he has to say so far: "I’m riding the road 800 version today with a ride on the XC version tomorrow, we have so far ridden into the mountains south of Barcelona along a...

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speedo007

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speedo007 says:

Can't wait to get a full review on the XC. Lookin' good so far...

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Foreigner

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Foreigner says:

Saw this bike at the Milan show

It looks pretty good live, and the seat seemed comfy. Only thing that stops me from considering this bike is the seat height; I'm something of a short@rse and was on my tippy toes when I sat on it. Would still like to see the reviews on this one, I might start getting used to stopping on my toes if it lives up to its promise!

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speedo007

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speedo007 says:

@Foreigner

Lucky you, seeing the bike in person already.

As for the seat, I think it's supposed to be adjustable. Are you sure it was set at the lowest setting when you sat on it?

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Foreigner

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Foreigner says:

Speedo007

That's a good question, I'm not entirely sure! I measure 1.65m though, and all the Triumphs seemed a little tall for me, so I wouldn't be surprised if it really is too big.

There were too many people queueing to try it on for size so I didn't stick around long enough to find out.

Perhaps when I'm shopping around for my next ride, I'll have a good look at one at the dealer's :)

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stu_sp2

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stu_sp2 says:

@Foreigner

Mate dont worry, i think Triumph may offer different seats when you order, when i bought my Tiger 1050 i could have the standard, low or high..

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stevecase

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stevecase says:

I fancy giving it the first sitting on it test at the NEC. Your arse never lies!

I quite fancied the F800GS until I sat on it and found the tank digs in to my legs, after that forget it!

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v1nn1e

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v1nn1e says:

Trouble is

if I got one of these as my commuter/tourer, I'd have to chop my StripleR in for a Daytona!! :)

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joe1964

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joe1964 says:

TRIED & TESTED

Apparently Triumph had their test rider go around Europe for three weeks on a prototype and he was very pleased with the bike and the only problem he had was the side stand snapping. Well done Triumph, I think it's a great idea especially the fact that he went all the way to Istanbul and back in August (very hot), so the bike has already been tested in the real world.

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MudDoctor

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MudDoctor says:

Paid

my deposit today on an XC.

I am not a short arse, so I don't have to worry about the seat height, but short riders needn't worry. I met a female motorcycle instructor who was riding a BMW R1200GS, and she was all of 5'4" in her boots. Now I know that that's not a Tiger, but Triumph do offer lowered seats. Whether they can lower the shocks in the head stock is another matter.

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baldeagle1956

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seat height

Its got an adjustable seat but it could still be high for a shortie

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