Thanks nice to hear...it was one hell of a trip...since then we have bought new 2013 BMW F800GS bikes and MANY have inquired as to why? While the Tigers are no doubt one of the most comfy ADV bike we have ever been on (Due to the Triumph Gel seats) we just did not feel it the day we bought new bikes. This in no way takes away from our review of this bike. It's a great bike.
When pricing out both bikes today, the BMW gives us more for our money. We have luggage that can transfer to the new BMW's. That in itself saved us $4000. BMW has a 3 year unlimited warranty up here plus roadside. BMW has those handle bar controls I love. So in the end...we did buy BMW's and wish BMW would have the same seat as the Triumph. If they ever learn from their competitor and vice versus both bikes would be fantastic. Thanks for stopping by and the kind comments!