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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2018, 11:01:48 AM »
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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2018, 01:12:47 PM »
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*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
You should definitely take an extended test ride to satisfy your curiosity. You might love it, you might hate it, both fine bikes.
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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2018, 04:18:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
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  Yup, thanks for pushing me to do this.  Have owned BMWs in the past including an RT1150 I liked a lot, went in with an open mind, came away thinking it was a great bike, would be happy to own one, but just didn't quite put a smile on my face like the Tiger.  There's just something more visceral about the Triumph that is so engaging.
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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2018, 05:38:46 PM »
Need to make a price correction, MSRP is $21,050 not $20,050.
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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2018, 04:27:43 AM »
One other aspect to consider, that being resale value. I think that you would find a better return on the GS over the XRT in that department.
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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2018, 05:01:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
One other aspect to consider, that being resale value. I think that you would find a better return on the GS over the XRT in that department.
  I expect that is true with probably quite a larger market to draw from.
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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2018, 05:15:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by pcarnut [+]
  I expect that is true with probably quite a larger market to draw from.

If you picked your ride on the basis of how much $$$ you will get at the end of your journey, and not for the amount of smiles per km on that journey, are you really riding for the right reasons??
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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2018, 05:19:25 AM »
*Originally Posted by loftybob [+]
If you picked your ride on the basis of how much $$$ you will get at the end of your journey, and not for the amount of smiles per km on that journey, are you really riding for the right reasons??
  Point taken.  :)
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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2018, 12:40:19 PM »
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*Originally Posted by loftybob [+]
If you picked your ride on the basis of how much $$$ you will get at the end of your journey, and not for the amount of smiles per km on that journey, are you really riding for the right reasons??

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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2018, 01:52:01 PM »
Thanks for your comparison report.  :028:
However I'm always baffled as to why so many choose the GS over the Tiger?, although I'm kinda pleased they do.
For me I've always felt a connection to the British marque and enjoy being part of a so called niche market, in the minority so to speak.
When I ride in the Alps each year I see so many GS's, maybe 25 or more for every Tiger and I really wonder what is the attraction is.
Maybe they find comfort in great numbers  :027:
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