Thread: Want to sell Harley FLHX for a BMW 1200GS

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    Default Want to sell Harley FLHX for a BMW 1200GS

    I have been a fan of adventure travel in all forms, and have decided that I want to trade my Harley in for an adventure bike. Its not that I don't like my Harley, but I want it to do well.... MORE!

    I took my brother-in-law with me to test drive several bikes from BMW and Triumph.

    Test ride results:

    Triumph Tiger 1200: Great ride, but not that feature rich
    Triumph Tiger 800: Great ride, again not that feature rich and appears more street bias

    BMW R1200 GS: Great ride with loads of features looks like its the best all around bike
    BMW 800: Ok ride, didn't feel overly powerful and lacks some features that the 1200 has.

    I will look again when the weather cleans up here in Colorado.
    Wish me and my wallet luck.
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    Great call.

    Based on my experience, I would go Triumph 800 or BMW 1200 GS. Both are excellent machines, with the BMW being a better long-distance cruiser and the Triumph better on the dirt.
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    Scott,

    Apparently unbeknownst to me Triumph was in the process of releasing an updated version of the Tiger 800 which now has 2 additional offerings the 800 XRx(Road Bias) and the XCx(Off road Bias). I will have to do some more investigation and research...... It was almost a sealed deal on the BMW until last night. I still remember that silky smooth triple of the old 800 from the test ride.
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    Oh almost forgot to add the link.

    http://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/bi.../tiger-800-xcx
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    Default Both are nice

    The Triumph looks like it would be happier off road than the BMW. Were you able to find out how tall the seat is? Unlike a lot of folks, I look for a taller seat and a longer distance between seat and pegs. Since I already have my KLR, I think I would lean more towards the GSA. But if I was looking at getting a well rounded bike, that Triumph might be the choice. I like the 21/17 wheel set up too.
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    Well, the first step in this process has started to occur just waiting on the buyer's bank to close on his loan so I can get my money. The decision is to go with the GS. I will have to post pics when I take it home.
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    Well its a done deal. I am picking up my new wheels on Sat.

    2015 R1200GS Black Storm Metallic with all the bells and whistles. Yay me! Can't wait to take it for a ride.
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    Attachment 280178

    Here it is!
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