Looking to ride a few and purchase one or the other. Thoughts and advice welcome!! I am a dirt rider mostly with over 20 years under my belt. Currently ride a 2010 KTM 450 XC-W Hard enduro riding, motocross and desert. I have road riding experience. I once owned a CBR600 in my younger days. I am mostly looking for a touring bike that I can hit some fire roads. Long trips and camping off the bike is in my future. My concerns The 800xc has a much more comfortable feel. More like I am used to in a dirt bike. The 1200gs is much heavier and bulky. but the bike feels like a solid bike. I am a little short 5'-10" 190 lbs. So a heavy bike is a concern for me. I don't really plan to do any serious off roaring... just some fire roads. But as I get more comfortable... You never know??? Thanks in advance for your input!!