Originally Posted by veloce
I like the looks of the F800gs, but the tiger is:
Cheaper (by atleast 2000)
more reliable possibly?
The finish seems better, and welds smoother, but I don't know if it's actually built better.
I'm a BMW fanboy, but I don't want a bike that is going to break on me especially if it costs more.
I have read some comparisons, but they are mostly speculation.
I looked at both carefully and the Triumph is nice - very little to to choose from on paper - ultimately chose the GS800 because its three years old now and many gremlins have been addressed, better dealer network, more accessories. Have ridden the bike for 5 months and am happy with the decision. Having said that, you really can't go wrong with either.