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Old 07-09-2011, 05:27 AM   #39
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I looked at the 800XC as a possible replacement for my 09 F8GS, but left the dealer wondering where he went wrong!!

I loved the 800XCs engine, for a road bike its brilliant, but the rest of the Triumph lost out.

In my opinion, the Triumph is cheap in build, has a lot of 'wrong' materials on it that will not stand up to constant off-road use, and here in Oz, it has to be optioned up to the same standard spec as the 800GS, which makes it virtually the same price, within $100, and the serviceing costs are higher with the 800XC, which according to the salesperson is because its got 3 cylinders??

Triumph started with a clean sheet of paper, had 3 years to develop their bike, and barely matched the BMW let alone bettered it!!

I think the 800GS is a more robust bike and proven its still the best 800cc Advbike on the market.
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Time don't matter to me,
Cause I'm a thousand miles from nowhere,
And there's no place I'd rather be!!
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