I just bought the 800gsa back in June and had the same question. I went back and forth based on styling, but after riding the two it was clear that the 800gsa was a bike that gives you the confidence in the trail if/when you need to turn around or venture through tough patches. My decision to get this bike was one that has come with 0% regret and I'm normally one that continues to look back for what I missed even after the purchase. About the only mistake was not buying the bags with the bike, but I thought more options would be available by now. The high center of gravity on the Tiger is the primary thing that kept me from feeling comfortable, and there has not been any case where this bike feels too much to hold onto after a certain degree of tilt (6.0ft, 170lbs, dreams about lifting weights). I saw the Honda and interested (not to buy), but very interested in how they progress through a competitive market where we put a lot of demands on such a bike.