I had an 885i Tiger, first of the Girlie style. From test ride until the day I sold it, I was always thrilled by that bike. They say a KLR can do a little of everything, but nothing well. I think this bike can do a little of everything, and do it all very well. It was big and heavy when pushing it around the garage, but it felt so light on its feet, everywhere I took it, and I never had to change any of the ergos on the bike. It just fit me like a glove from day one. I bought it with 27k, sold it with 42k on it.
The only reason I let it go was that I thought the 1050 Tiger would be the same thing, only newer and better. It wasn't. I haven't owned a GS, but I can't imagine that a GS would measure up to one of these.
"I tried to move my mind there and nowhere else and imagine a single detail that, if I didn't see it that weekend, I never would... The world is easily lost."