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12-30-13 13:00
Jdangerously I'd go 800. For a bike with off-road capability, it's better to keep weight low.

I also ride a F800GS - which probably means I'm bias.
08-16-13 15:34
Cory S I have a tiger 2013 800xc along with a 13 street triple, and a 13 bmw k1600gtl. They are all purpose built for different things and they all in my opinion do them very well.

I sold my klr650 for the tiger. If anyone has ridden a klr you know how much power it doesnt have. So the step up to the tiger is awesome. I just did an 800 mile trip to my property in ga. I hauled 50lb bags of corn on it out to my shooting lanes. Tore up the back roads. And road the trails on my property. For me the tiger 800xc is everything I could ask for. Its a great fun bike that is very comfortable on the long haul.

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08-16-13 02:24
Fendy Maybe not enough power(high end) for you, but a DR650 sounds like the bike you're looking for. Couldn't believe how much fun it was to bomb around town and down the dirt roads.
08-16-13 00:33
curveman99 I Demo rode the 1200 a few weeks back didn't like the bigger tire in the front and would put more of a street tire on and change out those foot pegs on the 800 when the wife gives me the o.k. to pull the trigger. Honey I love you more then you know...She is a keeper.
11-29-12 23:40
MacBandit While I agree the BMWs really are the better option for mid size adventure bikes I don't agree about the sub-frame even being part of the equation. The only bikes I see bend rear subframes regularly are heavy touring bikes and sport bikes with aluminum subframes. The Tiger has a very heavy duty steel subframe. If you bend it you were either rear ended by a car or you threw it off a cliff. In any case the rear subframe is going to be the least of your worries.
11-29-12 21:04
LIV2 Neither, BMW F700GS :P

I was looking at the Tigers until I noticed that they're just as expensive as a GS, and the rear subframe is welded on.
I'm also slightly too short for the Tigers and for the F800GS

So anyone who owns a Tiger, I hope you don't let it fall over too much!
11-28-12 13:02
GuiltySparc my Dad picked up a tiger 800 the other week. Seems like a pretty fun bike. The seat is so soft and comfy compared my streety.
11-22-12 04:16
!!675R!! Heres an ICON vid showcasing the TIGER, not sure whcih model they are but they are pretty heavily modded im sure for this vid. SIT BACK AND ENJOY!

11-20-12 16:46
Daytona Dreadie
Originally Posted by MacBandit View Post
It depends on the type of mud. I love riding some kinds of mud with my CR250 and other light weight bikes. The heavier the bike the worse it gets and if its sticky you're screwed with any bike.

have a CR125 and it's too much fun

and clutching up won't be a problem, but probably wouldn't do that on a test ride
11-17-12 04:08
Originally Posted by Dave73 View Post
I shopped around and ended up with a tiger 1050. The introduction of the 800 helped drop the price of the 1050s. It has plenty of power and rides great.... with a few suspension tweaks it will be even better.

If your off road riding is going to be extreme, you don't want either.

Well that Icon movie with the Triumph bikes would be pretty cool to do but even if I could that wouldn't be something I would do on a regular basis. I would hope what I plan to do with it, the bike could handle it without too much drama other then regular cleaning/maintenance.
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