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Old 02-08-2013, 09:20 AM   #1
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Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Murrieta, CA
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Triumph Tiger 800 XC or BMW 1200GS Adventure

Looking to ride a few and purchase one or the other.

Thoughts and advice welcome!!

I am a dirt rider mostly with over 20 years under my belt.
Currently ride a 2010 KTM 450 XC-W
Hard enduro riding, motocross and desert.
I have road riding experience. I once owned a CBR600 in my younger days.

I am mostly looking for a touring bike that I can hit some fire roads.
Long trips and camping off the bike is in my future.

My concerns
The 800xc has a much more comfortable feel. More like I am used to in a dirt bike.
The 1200gs is much heavier and bulky. but the bike feels like a solid bike.
I am a little short 5'-10" 190 lbs. So a heavy bike is a concern for me.

I don't really plan to do any serious off roaring... just some fire roads. But as I get more comfortable...
You never know???

Thanks in advance for your input!!
Let's roll...
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