3 days in with my new 800xc
I had an 09 gs800 and unfortunately wrecked it (and myself) in july of 2012. The good news is that I am back at work and just picked up the 2013 green 800xc. I only have 85 miles on it in mostly wet conditions but I have a couple of insights on the bike comparing it to the gs. The motor is much smoother and the ABS seems to be more advanced on XC. The only thing the beemer seemed to do better than the xc is the self canceling blinkers. The Triumph is extra stubborn with its brand of non canceling blinkers....even after turning the bike off with the blinker on...it will start blinking the next time you start it. I am looking forward to uncorking this motor after the initial service is complete...oh yeah, the rumor is true...the green ones make more HP. Stay well inmates. I am loving this bike.