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Old 07-07-2011, 09:08 AM   #20
Eschew obfuscation
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Location: Vancouver, BC
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I may in the minority here, but after owning a GS for a year I have to say it's one of the most top heavy bikes I've ever ridden - even with the gas tank under the seat.

The fact it's a bit tall for me plays into this, but I just jumped on a KTM990 Adventure on the weekend and almost dropped it because it was so easy to get off the kickstand - hefted it up like I do my GS and nearly threw it on the ground...

I haven't ridden the Triumph yet, but I plan to. My GS is a great all around bike, but after a year I've come to realize that the vast majority of my time is spent on pavement, and the dirt I do ride is pretty well groomed. I think the Triumph would suit that kind of riding better. I guess you have to be honest about what you'll be doing most of the time.
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