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Funkletrumpet
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... and Explorer becomes the Tiger 1200 ...
      #671097 - 11/07/17 04:10 AM

On the back of Donny's post about the new Tiger 800, it looks like the Explorer is now the Tiger 1200 ... LINK

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Re: ... and Explorer becomes the Tiger 1200 ... [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #671099 - 11/07/17 06:07 AM

Plus on the same site Donny put up it show 2 lower versions of the 1200 Tiger.

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Funkletrumpet
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Re: ... and Explorer becomes the Tiger 1200 ... [Re: PES]
      #671100 - 11/07/17 06:31 AM

Quote:

Plus on the same site Donny put up it show 2 lower versions of the 1200 Tiger.




Appears the UK site only lists THIS as low seat.

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Re: ... and Explorer becomes the Tiger 1200 ... [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #671119 - 11/08/17 12:07 AM

What is it about low seats...are we all shrinking?
At 6'3" I want higher seats.....meanwhile manufacturers continue to chase the imagined market in women riders and presumably gnomes and pixies.
Bah!

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Re: ... and Explorer becomes the Tiger 1200 ... [Re: Alatamoc]
      #671128 - 11/08/17 10:04 AM

They are not chasing an imagined market IMHO. The most common male inseam is 31-32 inches. They want most customers to be able to get both feet grounded for safety reasons.

The feedback they get from the market is shorter people, the majority being under 6 feet don't want the tall bikes.

A 31" inseam won't get both feet down at a stop with a 31" seat height.

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Re: ... and Explorer becomes the Tiger 1200 ... [Re: satxron]
      #671133 - 11/09/17 12:40 AM

Bah! A world designed for dwarves.
I've always suspected as much.

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Re: ... and Explorer becomes the Tiger 1200 ... [Re: Alatamoc]
      #671134 - 11/09/17 02:53 AM

Most people prefer to put their growth in the brain, not their inseam. Tall folks have a high center of gravity and have a tuff time getting enough blood to their brain. This explains why short people are smarter than the taller folks.

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satxron
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Re: ... and Explorer becomes the Tiger 1200 ... [Re: tinmantwo]
      #671140 - 11/09/17 09:14 PM

Quote:

Most people prefer to put their growth in the brain, not their inseam. Tall folks have a high center of gravity and have a tuff time getting enough blood to their brain. This explains why short people are smarter than the taller folks.




That sounds pretty scientific. I will go with that as I am a very smart 5'8".

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findlay13
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Re: ... and Explorer becomes the Tiger 1200 ... [Re: tinmantwo]
      #671141 - 11/09/17 09:20 PM

Quote:

Most people prefer to put their growth in the brain, not their inseam. Tall folks have a high center of gravity and have a tuff time getting enough blood to their brain. This explains why short people are smarter than the taller folks.





Hahaha

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Ryk
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Re: ... and Explorer becomes the Tiger 1200 ... [Re: findlay13]
      #671142 - 11/09/17 10:59 PM

Then there are those individuals with an exceptionally large junk package, which necessitates the need for a lower seat to comfortably flat foot the bike at stops..

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