Make sure you watch the video…nice review…I am sure many more to come…I like this one! They mention 10,000 service intervals and 20,000 in between the major ones…same as BMW basically so not so new to the ADV bikes nowadays. Most new engines are requiring less time being “serviced”. Change your oil and all is good. Just kidding there is more to it. I like the shaft idea…no lubing chains…while in Alaska it was almost impossible to keep lube on our chains…this is a sweet bike no doubt. How do you turn the ABS on and off on this bike? Can’t seem to find my answer anywhere unless I am totally over looking it.
Hilde is holding down the fort at MotoUSA’s Southern Oregon HQ. With world-class dirt bike and ATV trails just minutes away, the hardest part is getting him to focus on the keyboard. Two wheels or four, it doesn’t matter to our Off-Road Editor so long as it goes like hell in the dirt.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Paul Barshon, Alessio Barbanti, Patrick Gosling (click on images)
HOW do you turn the ABS off on this bike? Is there a switch or do you have to manually do it? ANYONE KNOW?
Some reviews are just too wordy and this one is no different. But if you read it you will get the idea. We still do not like the luggage set up for these bikes…bikes meaning the Tiger 800. The mount comes off the Sprint ST and moves with the bike. Luggage mount is plastic as well. When you buy one of these bikes really have a good look at the mounts for the Triumph luggage. If you are going to go off road and you know we are all bound to have our bikes lay down to sleep…think to yourself….will this set up, will the mounts survive a dump?
It’s rare enough for to any manufacturer to admit its new adventure bike is a rival for BMW, even when that’s stating the very obvious. But Triumph has gone a step further, it’s not only said the R1200GS is in its sights, we’ve been told some rather more contentious stuff about the German bike…
You have to applaud Triumph’s directness, first simply for naming the GS as the Tiger Explorer’s benchmark and rival, where others shy away or try to wriggle out of any conflict. Then the oft-reported weakness of the GS’s shaft drive was homed in on by Triumph in descriptions of its own shaft, in language which you don’t have to boil down
very far to end up with: our shaft drive is reliable where the GS’s isn’t.