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Post  YourNameHere on Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:34 pm

Found this in the July 2012 Vol.13 Issue 2 U.S. Rider News "The Carolinas"
An article about the Tiger Explorer opens with, "Is this the motorcycle equivalent to the Hummer H2?".
This rubbed me the wrong way to say the least. The writer goes on to say "Manufacturers have learned that a certain segment of the motorcycle buying public are more concerned with what their motorcycle says about them, than what their motorcycle can do.". He describes his 1000 mile trip on the Explorer and then says (and I had to take a picture so know one would think I had misunderstood...
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Post  Cheshire on Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:10 pm

"...then they'll make a smaller one...."
Color me confused, but I thought the order of lineage was 1050, 800, THEN 1200.

Yeah...unlike the Hummer H2, the explorer does what it looks like it can. As an ADV inmate, adventure doesn't necessarily equate offroad. Loading up for a "quick" (hah!) coast-to-coast-to-coast with a passenger is just as much an adventure as traversing the trans-america trail solo. The explorer strikes me as the year-round endurance ride...and being suited for year-round comfort meets most of the definitions of "adventure" out there. Wink Just my $.02

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Post  wyatt on Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:23 pm

I agree the Explorer will be a great coast to coast bike. A long distance tourer. However she is a big heavy bike and I would not have the expertice to take her off road. Most BMW riders don't go off road either. Of course this is coming from a guy who just went from a Tiger to a Street Triple. What do I know.
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