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Old 10-25-2011, 04:35 PM   #9194
Studly Adventurer
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Tumwater Wa
Oddometer: 622
Got an 06' 955 tiger & 11' 800xc. Like 'em both. The 800 has the power, but more linnear than 955. The Girlie has a surge around 6K rpm that feels like a 'boost' in acceleration. But passing trucks is just as quick on 800 as 955. My wife has her own bike - so cant comment on 2 up performance. The 800 does feel a bit more flickable - even with 21" tire. I still like the 955 for road / touring trips, where dirt isnt on the menu. Both good machines - but if i could only have 1 - it would likely be the 800. But I have NO plans to give up the Girlie.
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