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Old 08-03-2011, 01:20 AM   #76
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Last Wednesday, I test rode a Tiger 1050, Tiger 800XC, and F800GS back to back to back.

Below is the result of my experience with these three machines. :cool:
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:19 PM   #77
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Nice work! You made the right choice
Thanks, Stackator! I'm diggin' it!
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:01 PM   #78
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Using the F800GS for a 57mile one way commute daily (in CA with all the associated benefits) with the added benefit of the Touratech Tank there is no way I would switch to the 800XC.

Going back from ~500+ miles per tank to 200 (and getting gas every day) is not an option any more. The only alternative would be a R1200GSA (oops - I already have that as well).

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Old 08-05-2011, 11:18 AM   #79
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2011 Adventure-Touring Shootout: Triumph Tiger 800XC vs. BMW F800GS [Video] - Motorcycle.com
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:08 PM   #80
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Interesting read. To sum it up BMW for off-road, Triumph for on-road with not too much difference between them. For me the slab is just a way to the trails so I guess I would still go F800 but I'm waiting for the new Husky! Rotax powered with a 100 hp and real suspension....hopefully. Of course it will be too tall for me and have a 150 km range. And I guess they could actually update the 800GS one day as well.


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Old 08-05-2011, 03:20 PM   #81
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Interesting read. To sum it up BMW for off-road, Triumph for on-road with not too much difference between them. For me the slab is just a way to the trails so I guess I would still go F800 but I'm waiting for the new Husky! Rotax powered with a 100 hp and real suspension....hopefully. Of course it will be too tall for me and have a 150 km range. And I guess they could actually update the 800GS one day as well.
The husky is a supermoto not dualsport. Its the NUDA

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/827/10...irst-Look.aspx

"An inverted Sachs fork improves on the F800Rs non-adjustable conventional sticks, one of our biggest complaints for that model. The rear shock the high-spec fully-adjustable treatment via Ohlins."
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:32 PM   #82
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I'm not interested in the street bike, enduro model coming in November.

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The husky is a supermoto not dualsport. Its the NUDA

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/827/10...irst-Look.aspx

"An inverted Sachs fork improves on the F800Rs non-adjustable conventional sticks, one of our biggest complaints for that model. The rear shock the high-spec fully-adjustable treatment via Ohlins."
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:23 PM   #83
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I'm not interested in the street bike, enduro model coming in November.

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Old 08-05-2011, 06:45 PM   #84
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Huh

Husky is coming out with an enduro model apparently to be unveiled later this year using the same engine as the current super motard model.

http://www.gizmag.com/husqvarna-900c...ng-bike/18620/




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Old 08-05-2011, 07:41 PM   #85
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Umm... The article I posted is from July. The super moto is the one they are releasing. No clue if a true adventure bike is in the works.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:01 PM   #86
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Hmmm

Apparently more models are in the pipeline.

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Umm... The article I posted is from July. The super moto is the one they are releasing. No clue if a true adventure bike is in the works.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:53 AM   #87
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While I haven't ridden it, I think that the Tiger is going to be a pretty comparable to the GS. But the headlights always make me think about the gorilla scene at the end of "Trading Places." I'll stick with bill the cat.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:12 PM   #88
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Husky is coming out with an enduro model apparently to be unveiled later this year using the same engine as the current super motard model.

http://www.gizmag.com/husqvarna-900c...ng-bike/18620/
If they can keep the weight down below the F800GS without creating weakness this might be my next ride (after the first couple of years so the bugs are worked out). Can't wait to see what they come up with. Could be the F800GS-ADV model some have whispered about.

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Old 08-12-2011, 08:52 PM   #89
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The F800GS is an awesome bike and all owners should be satisfied with it without dreaming about the Tiger. Just don't ride a Tiger if you already have a F800GS!!
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:25 PM   #90
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Once you put 50,000 or so real Adventure miles on the Tiger, and go where we go on the 800GS, then come talk shit in our forum.
I'm right up the road from you if you'd like to do a real world Adventure bike comparison, I know some good trails or twisties for you to try and follow me on.
















Funny how people can't be satisfied to have a nice new motorbike, to live in a country with endless miles on roads to explore, then feel the need to go and talk shit to make themselves feel even better?... Sad.
Uh, read the title of the thread, it asked for an opinion. He gave it and pretty sure he gave the f800 props.
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