Tiger 955i and 1050 are two different cats. This thread is for the 955i. 1050 has a 17" front wheel and is more street oriented. Probably has less suspension travel, although I;m not certain about that. 955i is more in the big trailie category, especially the earlier years that came with longer travel suspension and spoke wheels. 1150GS and 955i have very different motors. You really need to ride them both and see which one appeals to you. I had a 2001 1150GS for a short time and liked the motor, but it had zero farkles, and by the time I added up the costs to outfit it, it was in 1200GS territory. The biggest cost was the shocks. The suspension on mine was very harsh - it had low miles too, less than 10k. Quality shock f & r were in the $1800 range. 01 was a good year for those bikes however. Of course, if you ask this question in the GS forum, you will get raves on the GS... My 06 Tiger - last year of the 955i - has been a great bike. I really like it for backroad adventures and some mild off-road riding. Never ride 2up. have fun shopping BTW, my buddy is selling his 06 Tiger. You won't find a cleaner, better running example. It is currently listed in the Flea Market.