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New Triumph 850
on: November 18, 2020, 10:16:01 AM




It doesn't seem that long ago since they launched the 900  :002:   
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Re: New Triumph 850
Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 11:13:26 AM
The trend is for downsizing nowadays. And I'm happy. 80 HP is more than enough to do everything and have fun.
The best bike in the segment is the Guzzi V85TT, imho.

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Re: New Triumph 850
Reply #2 on: November 18, 2020, 12:26:16 PM
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
It doesn't seem that long ago since they launched the 900  :002:

Essentially it is the 900, just with a different engine map (same engine) and a different 850 name (no idea why). Looks like it will replace the base 900 and be 200 cheaper.

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Re: New Triumph 850
Reply #3 on: November 18, 2020, 02:54:53 PM
*Originally Posted by Admin [+]
Essentially it is the 900, just with a different engine map (same engine) and a different 850 name (no idea why). Looks like it will replace the base 900 and be 200 cheaper.


That is my understanding too,    :169: 

vespista is correct in that the trend seems to be moving towards lower powered bikes and at much more affordable prices

I really think that mother Kawa needs to think about the current model line up, else they will be left behind   :151:   
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Re: New Triumph 850
Reply #4 on: November 19, 2020, 05:08:39 PM
*Originally Posted by Admin [+]
Essentially it is the 900, just with a different engine map (same engine) and a different 850 name (no idea why). Looks like it will replace the base 900 and be 200 cheaper.

Wasn't BMW doing something similar with their mid-weight twins?

*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]

That is my understanding too,    :169: 

vespista is correct in that the trend seems to be moving towards lower powered bikes and at much more affordable prices

I really think that mother Kawa needs to think about the current model line up, else they will be left behind   :151:   


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Re: New Triumph 850
Reply #5 on: November 19, 2020, 05:51:47 PM
I had a Tiger 800 which I liked, and I like the idea of a mid sized cheaper light weight adventure bike. BUT, in this day and age if you are going to advertise it as an "adventure tourer" with alloy wheels then surely the one thing it needs is cruise control to get you to the area you want to play in. I am pretty sure that all of it's 800cc competitors (BMW 750 850, KTM 790 etc etc) all have cruise.

You don't need rider modes, heated seats, handguards or fancy traction control for road use, but cruise would be a great way to cement the market you are aiming it at ?

Street bikes don't necessarily need it but an "adventure tourer" ? - just my opinion.
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Re: New Triumph 850
Reply #6 on: November 20, 2020, 07:18:17 AM
Maybe we will get to see turbo-charged mid-weights and eletric bikes in the soon future (would be fun having instant acceleration on the fly)  :001:
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Re: New Triumph 850
Reply #7 on: January 25, 2021, 09:45:24 PM
My 800XC was the worst purchase I've ever made. It will be a very long time before I own another Euro bike.

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Re: New Triumph 850
Reply #8 on: February 02, 2021, 08:55:23 PM
As Vespita said the TT85 Guzzi is a real good bike, no big power but enough for travel. I think that a 750 or 850 bike with an efficient torque at low level could replace many big engines with high torque at high rotation speed. But the EURO standards force the manufacturers to build monsters to preserve the power!!
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