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Old 02-08-2013, 10:35 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Kali Trailrider View Post
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!!
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2014 350 EXC-F
2011 XT1200Z
2009 FLHR
2006 Djebel 250XC
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