|02-08-2013, 09:20 AM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Murrieta, CA
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.
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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