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    2017DEC15: After many years of multiple bikes in the garage, I have gutted the garage and settled onto one bike--the Honda Africa Twin. This occurred in early August, 2017. During the first four months, my AT has been to KY, VA, NC, SC, and of course many places in TN. With the exception of about 25 miles, all have been pavement miles and the OEM street tires. 
    So, now that the winter temperature are moving in, the AT has been sitting more than the Concours 14 would during these days. Why? Probably time available to ride which is now different (temporarily), but also maybe wind protection and heated grips. Really, though my riding gear is good, heated grips are here awaiting installation, and there is some nice engine heat flowing on the upper legs, but it could be more that the days are shorter and I am having to re-ride the same roads to get into the hilly areas that are about two hours east of here.
    For the winter riding in my area, the street tires will remain fitted. In the mean time some 60/40 Shinkos are in the garage and will be fitted as close to a departure for areas out west. Have never used Shinko tires, but figure I would try these once. 
    So, about the bike. I like it! Engine power/torque is more than adequate. Gearing is fine for pavement, but too tall for out west. Having ridden many nice roads in the Appalachian mountains and the Cumberland plateau, and of course the Tail of the Dragon, I have to say the bike works well. From the start, I was not confident in the skinny front tire, but the rubber compound is soft and sticks well. 
    The OEM handguards are not robust enough for tip-over impacts with the ground, so Bark Busters have been added. Also, since I like having trail spares, the OEM levers were moved to the E12 saddlebags for standby duty. Some blue anodized short levers from an eBay seller in China have been mounted. These are sturdy levers and more economical to use. I had an orange set on the 690R and they survived four tip-overs. 
    During the 2018 adventure, Givi quick release panniers rack and the new Wolfman Rocky Mountain bags were added. This adventure took me to the North Rim Grand Canyon (Crazy Jug and Toroweap) and some North Rim camping at Jacobs Lake for several days. Then, it was up to Kodachrome in Utah for a few days of riding in that area. Colorado was roamed as well.
     
    rider_marc
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    this just might be the sweet spot between a 550 pound ADV and a gutless KLR.  I have owned both.
    WarpedRotor
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    Man... I wanted this to be a 5* bike, but I can only give it a 4* rating. Suspension is holding it back...  I bought this bike to replace my 2008 R1200GSA as a more streetable bike than my 2009 KTM 950 Super Enduro.  It is that... for sure.  It has WP suspension similar to my 950, but it has nearly 4 inches less travel. There is not much adjustment... I have tweaked it a lot... and just can't get it right.  Other than that, this bike is GREAT. Ergos are great. Power is amazing. Neat machine.
    Manybikes
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    I friggin love it!
    TypeJ
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    TypeJ
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    Amazing machine. I've noticed its not as high quality as a BMW but its definitely built for my riding style. KTM has come short on my deal and hasn't activated KTM my ride, hill assist, quick shift, or heated grips. They don't know how to make these options work. It's been a month sense I bought the bike and I haven't got to fully use my bike yet.
    Rogers
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    Love my baby.  
    Adam Rehling
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    Adam Rehling
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    I'm Super Pumped like Ryan Dungey! ?
    Brian Croft
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    Brian Croft
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    Saying that I am in love with this bike would be an understatement. Out of all the motorcycles I have owned throughout the years, the 1290 SA has been my favorite. 
    Modifications:
    Rottweiler Stage 3 Intake Kit Blackdog Skid Plate Cyclops LED Headlights Cyclops LED Lightbar Mosko Moto Backcountry Bags Blackdog Oil Cooler Guard Rottweiler Stage 2 SAS and Canister Delete Rottweiler CRG Mirros Rox Risers Sagent Custom Seats SW Motech Rear Master Cylinder Guard
    Daddy No Fun
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    Its actually a 2015, but there isn't a option for this year yet. Amazing machine with so much capability.
    Rogers
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    Rogers
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    We'll see.
    Dragos Stefan
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    Dragos Stefan
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    Ask me.
    FlyinTiger
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    TBD
    Eric Hall
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    Eric Hall
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    Superb bike that does everything very well.
    Had this bike for 3 seasons and it was spectacular.
    Also, contrary to expectation, it has been PERFECTLY reliable.
    Perfectly, as in: I had NO issues. Zero. Nada.
    Dragos Stefan
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    Amazing
    Gerrit Huizinga
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    Gerrit Huizinga
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    Still in honeymoon phase. Bike absolutely rips. An entirely new, raw experience compared to the R1200GS, and I'm still modding.
    brian.havoc1
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    I can't speak as to comparisons with other XC's but for me the c model just made sense with the WP suspension and special mappings. This thing rails out of the box in a very surprising manner for such a large bike on such silly rubber. Really the only bad point of the bike outside of some of the plastic stuff doesn't impress close up but there are aftermarket alternatives .<br />I've ridden it 300 miles of 70/30 and so far in that hundred miles of off road I felt darned near as in control as I do on my YZ or XR over the same ride excepting slick clay mud from log trucks and grass.which made kitty want to either roll or take a nap due to the tires. Other than that it is as competent over loose terrain as it is tarmac and it represents a serious attempt by Triumph to upgrade an already successful ADV bike to something better.<br/>UPDATE: 09/27/16..... Still feel this is a great effort on Triumph's part. I'm over 16,000 now and can't see that any other bike in it's class would fit me as well. Just needed a couple hundred bucks in aluminum protective and adaptive stuff and a couple of good tires. Been to 4 states so far and looking to add Canada and Mexico soon.
    Flappy613
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    This bike is just plain amazing! Add new tires and some boxes and go everywhere.
    Robert Oakley
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    Robert Oakley
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    I really like this bike. You can read my full review at:
    http://xladv.com/reviews/product/8-triumph-tiger-800-xc-2013/
    Bryan Bosch
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    Bryan Bosch
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    My wife and I purchased this bike brand new and we absolutely love it.
    AoAdv
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    AoAdv
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    This is the largest bike I have ever owned. Love it. Very capable of long rides then jumping off road.
    Jason R
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    Jason R
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    This is XLADV's first project bike, so let's see how it goes! It will be fun to see it get built out.
    Eric Hall
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    For 2 years I looked a machine that suits me, you can't force yourself to like something nor will you buy the bike for someone else. This is my machine, perfect bike for me :)
    iSlander
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    Biggest bike I have owned. After a year, I still find the big girl intimidating... but I'm learning and appreciating it more and more.
    20-100
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    It's the bike I took with me around the world - so there's a lot of love here :)
    Issa Breibish
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    Issa Breibish
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    The KTM 950R Super Enduro is to a BMW R1200GSA what a 250 Motocross bike is to a KLR650. If a 450 dirt bike was "the best dirt bike" and the R1200GSA was "the best Adventure bike" then the 950se is the perfect in-between bike. A dirt bike type weight with a 950cc motor makes this bike super versatile in most all terrain.
    Manybikes
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