Originally Posted by Wildman
September issue of British magazine "Bike" does a comparison after a three day ride off and on-road. You might expect the Brits to be biased towards the Triumph but they went for the F800GS. The 800XC is, according to them, a better road bike than the F800GS but all of the test riders preferred the 800GS off-road and as an all rounder.
Cycle Canada did a head to head with the two this past month...
In a nut shell the article said that if you plan on off roading, the BMW is more comfortable and feels way more controlled in the dirt.