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Old 02-15-2009, 09:08 AM   #1
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Location: Texas Hill Country
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800GS vs 1150GS

Who's owned both?

Since the 800's have been on the road for a while now and riders have been able to put some miles on them, I'm interested in your honest comparisons between the two including any mechanical issues.

My current (and only) bike is the 1150 and the new 800 is enticing
The approx. 100# weight savings and the "livlier" vertical twin vs the "more sedate" opposed twin are the most attractive aspects to me.

I only ride solo, mostly on road, average ride is probably about 300 miles, with the ocaisional 1,000 mile trip; but I want to do more exploring in the dirt and the 800 appears to be a good all around choice. My last true dirt bike was an XR400...

Let me know what you think...
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