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Old 01-25-2015, 08:08 AM   #1
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Sport Touring On New BMW vs. Ducati vs. Triumph

1-Up Sport Touring cross-country trips.
Lots of Interstate to get to the curvy roads.
Light weight.
Cruise control, ABS, Traction Control.
30" Inseam, 60 years old.

2015 BMW S1000 XR
2015 Ducati MultiStrada
2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XRx

They are all in-budget but the Ducati may be a little over the top.

The Triumph doesn't have advanced suspension like the others.

Which would you buy?

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Old 01-25-2015, 08:44 AM   #2
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:45 AM   #3
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Seriously... out of your choices, the Duc!
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:47 AM   #4
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Great bike but it's not on the list for a reason. Heavier & taller. Larger front wheel.
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:50 AM   #5
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:01 AM   #6
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Is the Duc to tall?
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:10 AM   #7
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La risposta facile: Ducati.
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:18 AM   #8
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Great bike but it's not on the list for a reason. Heavier & taller. Larger front wheel.
The tiger also has a 19" front. After putting 33k miles on my Tiger before I sold it, I'd choose the Tiger.
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:40 AM   #9
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The tiger also has a 19" front. After putting 33k miles on my Tiger before I sold it, I'd choose the Tiger.
Strictly personal preference, but I'd also go with the Tiger.

My reasoning??? The Triple Engine.

I have a Thunderbird Sport (2004) and just LOVE that engine! I'd have to think a modern EFI version of the same engine would have to be even MORE sweet.
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:40 AM   #10
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I hope I'm looking at a list like that when I'm 60!!!

If you can get over the cruise control, you could get a Monster 1200 +The touring package (side bags, tank bag, windscreen) for less than all 3 Of your listed choices.

Of course any of your listed choices will be excellent, but it sounds like you may be leaning heavy toward the SPORT side of the equation.

I demo all 3 of your choices and go from there.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:37 AM   #11
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1-Up Sport Touring cross-country trips.
Lots of Interstate to get to the curvy roads.
Light weight.
Cruise control, ABS, Traction Control.
30" Inseam, 60 years old.

2015 BMW S1000 XR
2015 Ducati MultiStrada
2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XRx

They are all in-budget but the Ducati may be a little over the top.

The Triumph doesn't have advanced suspension like the others.

Which would you buy?

Thanks,
Scott
Odds are that you will be 61 before getting to buy or even test ride an S1000rx as it is a 2016 model. The Multi would be my choice for riding this summer.
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:40 PM   #13
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:41 PM   #14
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Odds are that you will be 61 before getting to buy or even test ride an S1000rx as it is a 2016 model. The Multi would be my choice for riding this summer.
They are claiming that the BMW will be showing up in July but of course, that assumes that I'm first in line.
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:45 PM   #15
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Is the Duc to tall?
I actually fit OK on a MultiStrada. Until now, there were two things keeping me from buying one. Lack of cruise control and a bunch of horror stories on reliability. There are a lot of electronic and mechanical gizmos that can and have gone wrong from what I've read on the forums.

So now they have cruise and my dealer claims they are reliable.

They do look good too!

The BMW is a little plain looking in pre-production trim, the Triumph looks pretty industrial.
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