Sold my Hypermotard, got a Tiger 800 xcx

WheelyPerd

Everywhere @WheeliePerd
May 18, 2017
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South Africa
I ride a
Triumph Tiger 800 XCx
I finally sold my Ducati Hypermotard 939 and bought a Triumph Tiger 800 xcx. I've always enjoyed the Hypermotard, but it was too unbearable on long rides (even 30 mins). I also stay in the middle of nowhere with a gravel road, potholes, etc, so the Hyper was just being damaged. If anyone has seen some of my videos and pics, I really like traveling on dirt roads and the less beaten path (even on the Hyper).

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RiderSkill

Wannabie Member
Feb 24, 2019
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South Australia
I ride a
BMW F800GS
Nearly bought an XCA the other day. Bloody heated seats! Outstanding - a Triumph is without any doubt on my radar. Yours look brilliant. Nice one!
 
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themagpie

As the Magpie Flies
Jun 18, 2019
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Portland, OR & Corvallis, MT
www.asthemagpieflies.com
I ride a
2016 Honda CB500x, 2016 Triumph Tiger 800xc, 2005 Honda Shadow 750, 1980 Suzuki GS850gl, Batavus Moped, 1972 Honda CB175
Yaaa! Astraues says hi! (My 2016 XC)

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PS @LoneWolfer Yes they are REALLY Top heavy lol To be honest though, even off-road at slower speeds you just learn to compensate for it. It does make the bike more unforgiving off-road than other ADV bikes with lower centers of gravity, but it's still a very capable bike.
 

LoneWolfer

Lone Wolfer Garage
Jun 1, 2017
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Connecticut
www.thelonwolfer.com
I ride a
Harley Nightster & Suzuki Savage
Yaaa! Astraues says hi! (My 2016 XC)

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PS @LoneWolfer Yes they are REALLY Top heavy lol To be honest though, even off-road at slower speeds you just learn to compensate for it. It does make the bike more unforgiving off-road than other ADV bikes with lower centers of gravity, but it's still a very capable bike.
Call me shallow, but I love how they look and would rather have to muscle this around than ride some of the other ADV bikes which are just ugly.
 

WheelyPerd

Everywhere @WheeliePerd
May 18, 2017
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South Africa
I ride a
Triumph Tiger 800 XCx
I have heard they are a little top heavy, does that cause any issues for you at slower speeds? Or are people who have said that out of their minds?
Can confirm that they definitely top heavy, not an issue once moving. Feels a little fidgety at low speed (like walking) but I learnt within about 2 hours off road to conpensate.
 

WheelyPerd

Everywhere @WheeliePerd
May 18, 2017
207
119
43
29
South Africa
I ride a
Triumph Tiger 800 XCx
Nearly bought an XCA the other day. Bloody heated seats! Outstanding - a Triumph is without any doubt on my radar. Yours look brilliant. Nice one!
Our local dealer sells heated seat, heated grips, heated gloves and heated jackets. Everything just plugs into the 800 XCa.

I would recommend checking them out, I thought they were just slightly higher end bikes, but they really bikers bikes. Small things were really thought about, like I have 2 power points, the headlight is "flikkable" (like down and up) for when you have a passenger on the back.
The throttle is the smoothest I've ever experienced. Ever.
 
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WheelyPerd

Everywhere @WheeliePerd
May 18, 2017
207
119
43
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South Africa
I ride a
Triumph Tiger 800 XCx
Yaaa! Astraues says hi! (My 2016 XC)

View attachment 4387

PS @LoneWolfer Yes they are REALLY Top heavy lol To be honest though, even off-road at slower speeds you just learn to compensate for it. It does make the bike more unforgiving off-road than other ADV bikes with lower centers of gravity, but it's still a very capable bike.
Bud we have sisters, mines also 2016. For the off road stuff, I only found it challenging at very slow speeds, anything with clutch out was Ok.
 
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