What year is your GS? Mine was a '91 R100. Sold it to go to Asia, as I found the Tiger more comfy, (both gravel & pavement) even with Corbin seats & lowered pegs on both. Just couldn't bond with the GS like I have with the Tiger. Both had their issues with wear & reliability. Both are expensive on parts. More generic parts like chain, sprockets, rims, etc for the Tiger than the GS. Changeable gearing is good also ... I could also change from a 17 to 19 tooth front sprocket under 15 minutes, making both kinds of riding on a long trip much more viable. My Tiger was upgraded from 86 to 101hp so I can easily keep up to my buddy OURBC on his R1150GS. The Bimmer was very sedate at 60hp in comparison. I have done a teardown on the Tiger every year, forks, steering, swing arm, brakes, tires, etc. That's the only way any old machine can keep running with the punishment Dual Sporters can apply. Lots of parts upgrades too. The only thing stock on mine is the nameplate. Must be nice to have a gold plated wallet & own a Katoom. Us lesser mortals will have to settle for the "other brands". Hopefully testing the DR Saturday if the projected snow fails to be serious. Then I can then negotiate a deal with either from a good standing of experience. Most the major upgrades are within a few buck of each other, & both have a clean slate, so the decision will be mostly on the physical comparison on the test ride.