AFRICA TWIN? KTM 1090? BMW f800gs? Which bike should I get ?

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by brendin666, Aug 9, 2017.

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Africa twin? BMW f800gs? KTM 1090?

  1. KTM 1090 adventure

    35 vote(s)
    31.8%
  2. Honda Africa twin

    68 vote(s)
    61.8%
  3. BMW F800gs

    7 vote(s)
    6.4%
  1. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    Op,

    Do you live in a country that gets the Non ABS/TC model?

    Because that will influence my vote.

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    Generally, if you are not going away from home for weeks at a time, go with the bike that you would enjoy the most.

    I enjoyed this video: 5 minutes is them at a gun range.


    This one was good for a AT vs F800GS

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  2. brendin666

    brendin666 Adventurer

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    Awesome thank you for reinforcing my thoughts on a big bike . I think I'll be fine on the trails with it . Honestly . Haha
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  3. brendin666

    brendin666 Adventurer

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    I'm in the US.
    I watched those videos I liked the gun one too . Very educational .
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  4. brendin666

    brendin666 Adventurer

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    Flea market here ?!? On this site ? Or your country . Sorry I'm noob as hell to this site .
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  5. ArkieRider

    ArkieRider Been here awhile

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    ArkieRider Been here awhile

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    ArkieRider Been here awhile

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  9. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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  10. XRman

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    Last on my list would be the F800 GS unless you can find one with adequate aftermarket suspension modification.

    AT basic model is good bang for buck. The ABS model lacks refinement in the TC settings.

    I haven't ridden the KTM. Keep Throwing Money or Kill the Mechanic.
    I haven't owned one for almost 20 years , but those phrases applied back then. They are great bikes when going.

    If you can find a 2015Tiger 800 XCx give it a try. It is a very capable bike.
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  11. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    The Tiger offers the tourist more tarmac options than the first three.
    99 HORSEPOWER in a triple and a 21" front is the best of both worlds.

    The Suspension is a nice bonus.

    I envy the OP.
    SO Many great bikes in that Weight class!

    I'm more of a 350-400llbs guy.
    We should catch up in the next three years.
    373cc Thumper from KTM.
    321cc P. Twin from Yahmaha
    286cc Thumper from Honda
    313cc from BMW
    Spy shots of a new Ninja 400 commercial.
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  12. Anders-

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    So, if the choice is between getting a rather sore butt (too lightweight bike on the highway) or breaking a leg (too heavy bike on a trail where it doesn't belong), you'd recommend the latter?
    I wouldn't, but I guess it's good fortune we're all different :-)

    :beer
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  13. amchev

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    I sort of agree with this. For "real" trail riding I'd much rather ride my DRZ400. As heavy as it is considered to be for a dirt bike, it's like a bicycle compared to my BMW. The F800GS (and similar) bikes are good for riding a long way to get to some dirt roads. I've been on a couple of roads that would have suited the DRZ much better but the F800GS is much more capable off the pavement than I am.
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  14. Prototype4342

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    For my money, Tiger 800 or 1090 Adventure R
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  15. Anders-

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    Hmm, was this thread moved or is it just me?
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  16. brendin666

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    It wasent moved . Where should I move it to . Trying to figure this site out still
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  17. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Dirt Seeker

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    It was moved. It was in the thumpers section originally, now it's in beasts where it should be.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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  18. brendin666

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    Thank you
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  19. Tallbastid

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    Any of those three would be excellent, but if you're not looking to wrench I'd absolutely go Japanese. I was drooling over the 1090 for months, but I can't bring myself to buy a first model year KTM. I
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  20. XRman

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    Based on their history , model #3 should be fine
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