Originally Posted by plains ranger
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.