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Old Today, 02:52 AM   #1
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Triumph Street Triple vs BMW F700GS

Some will probably say these two shouldn't really be compared but I think these bikes are quite similar in that they are both good all rounder bikes that do everything quite well, except the F700GS is obviously a lot more dirt capable and versatile in that regard.

I'm looking at these two in particular as they both have a low seat height. Whilst it's not necessary to be flat footed to ride, the bike will be my daily commuter (and more) so it would be annoying to have a taller bike that requires me to jump off to the side each time I wanted to reverse it a little.

I previously owned a G650 XCountry thumper and ended up shaving the seat. I loved the light weight handling but it was lacking power and in my opinion a single front disc brake is inadequate for road use. Fuel tank was also ridiculously small. All these issues seem to be rectified with the F700GS.

I currently ride a Kawasaki ZX6R. Love the power but needs more low end torque and sports bike riding position is uncomfortable. Street Triple fixes those problems but when I test rode one I noticed it had a heavy clutch which would be tiring in traffic. It would probably be more fun than the Beamer though.

So it seems the F700GS is more versatile but the Street Triple is more fun.

Which would you choose and why?
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Old Today, 06:34 AM   #2
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Tiger 800 roadie is more like the competition for the F700GS.
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Old Today, 06:39 AM   #3
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So it seems the F700GS is more versatile but the Street Triple is more fun.

Yes. Choose Fun every time.
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