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Old 09-24-2008, 07:50 AM   #1
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I am presently, exploring my options and am looking at purchasing either the KTM 990 Adventurer or the BMW F 800 GS. Which bike is the best value. I do an equal amount of riding on hard surface as well as off road.
Input would be greatly appreciated. I have a local KTM dealer quoting me $12,500 on an 08.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:53 AM   #2
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I really like the 990.

however to be in this forum I think you would need to put an auto clutch in it
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:05 AM   #3
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Hi 2-wheelcowboy

You posted your question in the scooter forum and I moved it here.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:09 AM   #4
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Welcome to the asylum 2-Wheel Cowboy.

Might want to send maxxrevrider a PM.

He had a 990 for awhile and just recently picked up an 800GS.
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:56 PM   #5
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I think they both hit the mark. For me 60+mpg (BMW) vs 40mpg (KTM) and Rotax reliability (BMW) is the deciding factor. You may have other factors that influence which way you go.

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