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Old 11-25-2012, 06:37 AM   #12
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I'm not sure how you have narrowed the field down to those two bikes, as they seem to be substantially different in terms of the likely ownership experience. Both could be rugged adventure bikes for long-haul travel but the BMW will require a lot more TLC to get it right. For a first ADV bike, unless you are already a BMW boxer fan and/or have some experience with airhead BMWs, you would be better off with the KLR. The BMW 650GS single might be better for you. It is more capable off-road than the R100GS and more capable on-road than the KLR.
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