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    Anyone own a BMW F700GS

    I went to the Motorcycle Show Saturday and sat on the BMW F700 GS. I've never really looked at them before but I tell you it is impressive. I also sat on the new Ducati Scrambler the Pictures are in the thread Motorcycle Shows. I would have to test ride both of them to decide but that Scrambler sure is Sexy.
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    Those are both motorcycles I keep wondering if I need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dette View Post
    Those are both motorcycles I keep wondering if I need.
    I would like to own a second bike more designed for the street. A lot of my friends are planning long rides this year and my TW screams at 65-70.
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    Yeah, planning ancrossciuntry bike trip again. I want something with better wind protection and speed. When i rode my TW in TX a few years ago, people were passing me at 80-90 mph on the highway

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    I like the GS, but that KLR new edition in white makes a whole lot more sense -$ wise (for me). But, you never should have sat on that one at the show!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopPredator View Post
    I would like to own a second bike more designed for the street. A lot of my friends are planning long rides this year and my TW screams at 65-70.
    For the longer trips, IMO, the F700 GS would be a better choice over the Ducati....although both are on my short list for my next bike.

    For more info on the F700 GS check the F800 Riders Forum... there's a section for the F700's.

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    If any of you guys do end up getting the Scrambler, do yourselves a favor and get the off road spec version with the skid plate and wire spoke wheels. It'll be way better off road and just as competent on the street.
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    How about that Triumph Tiger Explorer? That thing is pretty nice looking. I know nothing about modern Triumph bikes, but they had a military green Tiger with all the bells and whistles at the dealer where I got the TW and it was a beautiful piece of machinery. Shaft drive with a 1200 power plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skillet View Post
    How about that Triumph Tiger Explorer? That thing is pretty nice looking. I know nothing about modern Triumph bikes, but they had a military green Tiger with all the bells and whistles at the dealer where I got the TW and it was a beautiful piece of machinery. Shaft drive with a 1200 power plant.
    If you're looking for a street-oriented bike with decent off-pavement chops, you could do a lot worse than a TEX.

    I'd take my TEX anywhere off-pavement that I'd think about taking an F700, and it's a hell of a lot more bike for not too much more weight or money. Around here at least, Bimmers sell for more than MSRP but Triumphs can be had for thousands less.

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    The main thing I liked about the F700 is the seat height of 30.1 and I'm flat footed on the saddle. The KLR 650 has a seat height of 35 which is to high for me when riding trails.
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