I came on here to comment on the Tiger 1200cc, but it seems to have turned into a MCN 1200cc Tiger versus Simoncelli debate!
Most important first!
1. RIP Marco! Was gutted and still am! Overshadows any shallow manufacturer's bike release press so MCN wins.
2. I owned a 2005 955i Tiger and did 32,000 miles on it. Loved that bike! The 1050cc Tiger came out. Hated it so went for something different (still 1050cc).
3. This bike may well be superb, but boy, it is very, very ugly, looks terrible. Not in a "before it's time so I don't get it" ugly. It just looks so old. C'mon Triumph, your recent bikes have looked great, but this one looks like a "Triumph Outtake" design from 5 years ago. Daytona 675 looks modern, Speed and Street Triple looks modern, but this 1200cc bike looks very bland. Perhaps that was the plan?
Still, no doubt it will be great and will win many UK tests against the 1200GS etc.
Looks pants though! But then again, with respect to the crowd it will apeal to, that doesn't matter! You'll get a big shaft afterall!