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Old 06-23-2013, 07:36 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by plains ranger View Post

Two of the bikes I'm most interested in. I'm curious to see how they compare. Plus the ride of course!
There's not a lot of difference between the two. I prefer the BMW, Steve, the Triumph.

For me, the Triumph is a better road bike, faster, smoother. The Beemer is a better dirt bike, a little more nimble, torquey.

The ergos on the Beemer are nicer. Better bags, better handlebar bend, nice controls (I like the info scroller on the bar instead of a button on the dash). Easier to see the heated grip switches in sunlight, more comfy seat.

I liked standing better on the Triumph. Could be that the footpeg rubbers were removed on that bike and not on the Beemer.

If I was choosing, maybe it would just be on price, or on which seller I preferred to deal with.

Both get the job done nicely.
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