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Triumph's Adventurer nearing production

The Triumph Adventurer 1200 is at the final prototype stage before testing and development phases are over and the bike goes to full production. When MCN reader Ian Scott snapped the new 1200 inline three cylinder Triumph testing in France way back in 2009, it looked like the British firm has the massive-selling BMW R1200GS in its sights. More recent information suggests the...

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Kescheng

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Kescheng says:

Hit With The Ugly Stick

Looks like a rat bike. Just hope that this isn't going to reflect the actual finished product. Seems that in the adventure bike market there is a general need to make the fugliest bike around and if this is an indication of Triumph's efforts, they've won. I have the Tiger 1050 which is a great looking bike I think - not sure that I'll change for this.

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speedo007

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speedo007 says:

If you hide the headlights and front of the tank, it looks like a bike made from a parts bin of the 80s...sorry had to post again to say how ugly it looks...I know they couldnt copy the BMW like they did for the Tiger 800 (which I think looks great), but seriously this design will appeal to a very small minority, and I'm a Triumph fan, I had 2. Just looks so top heavy, disproportionate, and well its simply fugly. Looks even a mother couldnt love.

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speedo007

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speedo007 says:

Oh and I was never a huge fan of the 1200GS, but it looks super awesome and rugged next to this one.

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ruxxy

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ruxxy says:

speedo007

Totally agree, this looks like a test mule that BMW threw out in the 80's. It's GRIM. The subframe is horrid and the silencer looks like it fell off a Russian submarine! Come on Triumph!

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Lightning Boy

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Ditto

Adding more weight to the argument - yes, 80s style GS ugly. Chances are it will sell to some hard core Trumpet fans but this incessant BMW copying by manufacturers is a dead end. Make it new, fresh. Look at the Ducati, way better.

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chaddersdad

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chaddersdad says:

Triumph Adventurer

Not often I am tempted to comment, but I prefer the 900 from the nineteen 90's and will stick with that and me Kawasaki Zephyr. Suspect I'm a Luddite, but will keep my money in the shoe box under the bed until something that looks rides and sounds like the ones I've got turns up. Appreciate its down to marketing stuff,  but can never understand and feel a bit disappointed that some really good bikes get produced for a few years and then they stop making them in favour of something else that doesn't quite hit the same spot for me.  

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