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Old 05-18-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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Any triumph 800xc owners wish they would have bought a BMW F800gs?

Any triumph 800xc owners wish they would have bought a BMW F800gs?
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:09 PM   #3
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:06 PM   #5
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Any triumph 800xc owners wish they would have bought a BMW F800gs?
Definitetly no, and I am not even a triumph 800xc owner...
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:05 PM   #6
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:05 PM   #7
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Not that they would admit; but secretly they all wish they'd bought a full size bike after a few weeks.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:17 PM   #8
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:28 PM   #9
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I had the 800GS for 2 years, 24,000 miles, traded it for the tiger 800 because of reliability issues.

Liked the Triumph much better. No problems at all with the Tiger.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:29 PM   #10
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I have no regrets with my XC, but I will admit that one edge the F800 has is the number of aftermarket options, and along with that, the amount of stuff you find available in the used marketplace. Given a little more time though, and the Tiger should be on more or less equal footing in that respect.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:37 PM   #11
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Why do people buy the 800gs? It only weighs 20# less than the 1200 wet.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:39 PM   #12
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Why do people buy the 800gs? It only weighs 20# less than the 1200 wet.

Because, when it's all said and done the 800gs is $8000 cheaper than a 1200gs
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:47 PM   #13
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Because, when it's all said and done the 800gs is $8000 cheaper than a 1200gs
Wow, I reckon that's a pretty solid reason. I've owned an 1150 and 1200gs. I had no idea the 800 was that affordable.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:48 PM   #14
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I owned a 2009 F800GS. Very cheaply made, a lot of little things weren't really well done. It was a nice bike to ride but overall I didn't like it very much.

Like my Tiger 800 (non-XC) much better. It's better overall quality, nicer engine (for me), more comfortable.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:10 PM   #15
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What about the engine heat issue of the tiger? I live in Texas and it hits 115 in the summer.
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