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Old 07-08-2011, 04:54 AM   #29
Ceri JC
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Location: All over, usually Wales or England
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Originally Posted by The Griz View Post
No. I would not. The Tiger 800 XC is:

-Has lower ground clearance, making certain parts (header in particular) seem very vulnerable

The F800GS is:

-Has higher ground clearance
^The above is what would seal the deal for me if you were interested in taking it on anything more challenging than fire roads. For my strength/ability/size the weight is not the limiting factor in offroading the F8. Nor is it the quality of the suspension. By a loooong way, the single greatest limiting factor I find is ground clearance. As the Triumph is lower still, I think you will have problems using it on anything remotely like "proper" offroad.

For a 100% roadbike? I'd be very interested in the Tiger.
I like my bike because I can overtake 4x4s down farm tracks with a week's worth of shopping on the back.
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