Just a quick post after receiving many private messages and emails asking if we would have taken our 2010 BMW F650GS bikes on the same trip we did on the Triumph Tiger 800′s last summer. Our answer is YES…totally. Our Beemers would have easily made the trip through BC, the Yukon and Alaska. We would have never have thought twice about riding up there with our own bikes. I was asked then ‘why didn’t you ride your own bikes?” Hmmmmmmmmmmm…..the answer is simple…Triumph gave us two new adventure bikes to ride on a very long demo…why would we NOT ride Triumph’s bikes, put the mileage on them and get to test ride another model? Not sure why I was asked that question but if any other company came to us and said “hey, you want to take our bikes for a ride?” I would answer yes yet again.
The Triumph Tiger 800XC with the Triumph gel seat no doubt is more comfortable on the street and more comfortable in general riding long distances in the saddle. Having said that anyone who might be looking to buy either the F650GS, F800GS or the Triumph 800….you will love any of these bikes and they will take you as far as your imagination can go….so enjoy ADV riding…it’s the best way to LIVE!