Tiger 800 Two up touring on Tiger 800

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  1. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Good evening all,

    At the moment I have just started looking at Tiger explorers but was wondering what the 800 is like for 2 up touring, I am not going around Europe on one more around Scotland/Wales etc ......the bulk of my riding is solo but with luggage and camping gear.
     
  2. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    Obviously you need to try both, but the 800 is more than powerful enough to do 2-up touring, in my opinion. PLus it's a lot lighter than the Explorer.

    Tiger 800XRx : 197 kgs dry

    Explorer XRx : 246 kgs dry
     
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  3. littleade

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    As Dave says you need to give them both a try to see if either is what you're after. Depending on how tall/strong you are the Explorer is a big heavy bike at low speeds and luggage and a pillion only add to this. SWMBO thought the 800 wasn't very comfortable for her as a pillion so again try them both 2 up to see how you get on.
     
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  4. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys I do plan on taking both flavours out for a test but that can often be quite different to riding a few hundred miles loaded up, I really like the idea of shaft drive but as has been said it's a lot heavier than the 800
     
  5. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    Ve haz ze answer to von dilemma Tommy;):D
     
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  6. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Haha I've actually looked at ze GS a bit spendy though ....and me being me it would have to be a newer water cooled one so not cheap.
     
  7. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Just had another look at a couple that I had a look at a while ago and they've reduced the price so that could now be an option ......lots of test rides coming up
     
  8. littleade

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    Try the Trumpets first as they will be liads cheaper. There are a lot of used Wassa GS's about now as they start to come back at the end of their 3 year PCP deals and from a main stealer they come with a 2 year warrenty. In many ways the GS sits in between the 2, certaimly physically so it's just a question of which is right for you. Fortunately both Triumph and BM offer test rides so at least you'll be able to try before you buy;)
     
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  9. roadrider

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    A friend of mine had an 800 Tiger that he said was the "Holy Grail".
    But when his wife started going on the back it did struggle a bit.He's like a bean pole and his Mrs isn't what you'd call enormous.
    He did find the suspention was probably on it's limit.Plenty of forward planning was required.

    He's got a GS-A now so all good
     
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  10. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    Let tommy maken upun hiz own mindun overvise ve vil be occused of ze indoctrination:D
     
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  11. steve lovatt

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    My mate has the Explorer, which he now regrets due to it's weight but he's had no complaints as to the comfort of the pillion passenger over moderate distances.
    I have the Tiger 800, which is brilliant, but my son (who is 6ft tall but slightly built) said he became uncomfortable after about 50 minutes on the back.
     
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  12. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot Steve great info cheers
     
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  13. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you roadrider that description could apply to me and the wife .....when I was in the dealer as soon as I mentioned 2 up riding the guy steered me away from the 800.
     
  14. roadrider

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    I Vaz mearly pointing out ze story.I vaz not trying to influence da tommy.
    No slapping mit de vet fish this time den :(
     
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  15. littleade

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    Ah Looken mien obrleutenant ve haz ze double agent
     
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  16. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    Now listen here chaps.....we can't have johny foreigner coming in here and causing havoc......no no it just won't do you know
     
  17. MrOrange

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    Don't listen to the propaganda from Herr Himmler, the GS is a horrible rusty ugly SOB.

    He's come on a Triumph Forum, he's realised Triumph are a superior brand and doesn't want people to snigger at him on his bike, thinking he's Ewan Or Charlie in his twatsuit !!!!
     
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  18. littleade

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    U ver de von dat mentionuned ze GSen Tommy
     
  19. Yorkie199

    Yorkie199 Well-Known Member

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    So funny .....
     
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