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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by 2-Wheel Cowboy, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. 2-Wheel Cowboy

    2-Wheel Cowboy n00b

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    I am presently, exploring my options and am looking at purchasing either the KTM 990 Adventurer or the BMW F 800 GS. Which bike is the best value. I do an equal amount of riding on hard surface as well as off road.
    Input would be greatly appreciated. I have a local KTM dealer quoting me $12,500 on an 08.
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  2. ysr612

    ysr612 Long timer

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    I really like the 990.

    however to be in this forum I think you would need to put an auto clutch in it
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  3. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna

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    Hi 2-wheelcowboy :wave

    You posted your question in the scooter forum and I moved it here.
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  4. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    Welcome to the asylum 2-Wheel Cowboy. :wave

    Might want to send maxxrevrider a PM.

    He had a 990 for awhile and just recently picked up an 800GS.
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  5. switchback

    switchback Eatin' Dirt Since 1982

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    I think they both hit the mark. For me 60+mpg (BMW) vs 40mpg (KTM) and Rotax reliability (BMW) is the deciding factor. You may have other factors that influence which way you go.
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