Triumph Explorer 1200 vs. BMW R1200GS

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by HelmetHead Cycle, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. pluric

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    Sorry, but that's a pretty good visual.

    Why would one put a tent on an incline???
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    It's not so obvious actually that bmw is better offroad. I've driven r1100gs for 5 years and tested offroad r1200gs and for me telelever fork in not for offroad, Feedback is late and poor, front feels like disconnected from rest. Now I've done 10k km on Explorer and I really feel safer on it offroad. Of course it's not for dirt tracks, but I could go wherever I wanted last summer, even mud, thick dry sand, steep ascends, descends etc.
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    Go to Meat Cove you'll find out... Just google it... Flat spots for RVs only


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  4. pluric

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    I'll take your word for it. I can just imagine the links I would get googling "Meat Cove".:eek1:D
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    View from the tent in AM

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    Sorry for off topic, back to the...

    ...what were we talking about?


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  6. pluric

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  8. pluric

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    Cug, go back to bed and try getting out on the other side.:wink:
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    Or better yet, just ride one!:lol3:rofl
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    Ah, darn. Yeah, did that. Thanks for the ignore list ...
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    Where's Cug when I need him?:ddog
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    Filtering ... :lol3
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    Wanna bet? :D
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    That's the old one. The new ones are like a 1600cc twin.
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    Yeah, i know. But triples rule, therefore the Thunderbird will always be a triple to me. :norton
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    How can you call the twin a triple? I'd call it threesome or something...


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    The specs speak for themselves. For example, Explorer's got more bhp; BMW's got more torque. etc. BMW set the bar for adventure bikes. Triumph went "all in" and is attacking the adventure bike market. For me it came down to value. The GS has the pedigree, but the Explorer is the best value.

    I've got 3,000 miles (4828 km) on my 2013 Explorer and I've loved every mile of it.
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