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Marc Potter  says:

Triumph Tiger Explorer First Ride

MCN Editor, Marc Potter, is at the world launch of the Triumph Tiger Explorer and here are his first thoughts. "Triumph admits it is aiming the Tiger Explorer squarely at the BMW R1200GS, and claims higher spec for less money, better handling, more luggage carrying capacity and at 135bhp, more power from the three cylinder all-new 1215cc engine. "I’m about it...

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Dec 10

Posts: 130

bikenutter says:

Mr M. Potter

Well in defending yourself, these mindless keyboard jockeys love nothing more than trying to tear apart a piece of well informed journalism with their own conspiracies and misguided views. Just be careful you don't stoop to their level in your replies, no one really listens to them and you don't want people ignoring you too. Nice article, look forward too hearing your verdict in the head to head.

In the end guys we are all bikers, all family

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Jan 06

Posts: 4

haggis9566 says:

Apart from being jealous!

I'm no sure of the motivation of some posters. Thanks for the info you've given so far Marc. I'm really looking forward to the full report.

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Jan 12

Posts: 53

asstoot says:


Haha, same old furore. People critical of MCN professionalism. MCN strikes back to explain how committed, preoccupied and overall vastly experienced they are. Others quickly come to poor Mr Potter`s aid in a valiant show of loyalty. I only have one question. Please tell us you didn`t just potter about during the`testing` ?

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Feb 12

Posts: 3

Vallejo says:

I saw 3 of these in Gibraltar today (all on UK plates) with a bunch of photographers doing a photoshoot. They look a lot nicer in real life.

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Feb 09

Posts: 129



I think MCN should think about editing some of the bad behavior on here there's no need for it.This site is for comments about bikes and if you don't agree with the comments then say so politely.There is no need to get personnel.Other sites ban this behavior. 

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Oct 11

Posts: 2456

Piglet2010 says:

Deadhorse or Bust!

How about bringing the Trumpet over to Alaska and riding the Dalton Highway and telling us how it handles the sections of gravel sinking into the tundra, the snow in June, and more mud that pavement sections? If it is too much of a handful, maybe some of use should be considering a 650cc thumper instead (e.g. Kawasaki KLR650, BMW G650GS Sertao), or even a 200 to 250cc dual-sport. My brand-new 2010 Yamaha TW200Z cost $3,000 (~1,900 GBP), and while it complains about being made to go faster than 55 mph, it will handle the crappiest of roads with ease (not to mention being the first motorcycle ridden to the North Pole), so I may just use it to take my trip to the Arctic Ocean.

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Jun 09

Posts: 251

sprintst955 says:


Well said sir,some of the comments on here are seems some people just come on here to attack people all the time hiding behind  their computer and username. cowards.As far as i can see marc potters comments regarding the triumph are fine ,They are merely early observations surely just a taster.As sprintman says lets have some regulation so the bile is banned and the rest of us can discuss bikes politely and like adults







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Aug 02

Posts: 109

1100970 says:

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Mr Sprintman52  I never hide,  I always give my name, I am always polite, I always tell it like it is as should you and the testers should. Question Why have different testers give reports on the same type of bike ie GS  Tiger  new honda etc. reason is so they cannot be compared at the first test.  Reason so you buy another MCN so find out what they are really like.  Cynical maybe but the Truth    Andy

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Sep 10

Posts: 1316

SatNavSteve says:

Do it yourself!

Instead of relying on magazine reports, just go and test ride a bike yourself, especially in the case of Triumph because they are the best dealers at providing test rides. My local dealer usually has one of almost (if not all) every bike in the range and with an £800 deposit (returned as soon as you do with no damage!) you can take your choice out for half a day or more until you are satisfied. How many othe dealers can say that. Maybe thats why Triumph are so successful at the moment because their customers know what they are getting before they buy!

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Sep 10

Posts: 1316

SatNavSteve says:


If you don't hide, why is your profile hidden? I often have a look for the details of people who leave comments on here and obviously, I don't expect names and addresses but a few details about yourselves wouldn't go amiss. So come on you guys, don't be shy, I don't see why you can't leave the sorts of details about yourselves like I do.

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