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Old 12-28-2006, 10:06 AM   #1
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The Triumph is a bargain. I'd get that one. Will in run on biodiesel?
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:07 AM   #2
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Given the prices of the two biggest beast here, that MuZ Traveler looks better all the time.
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:11 AM   #3
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I'd get the Triumph too. The Beemers a nice bike but too rich for my blood. I'm afraid and it and the Yamaha also have more gee-wizz electricery than I need on a bike. Since my idea of an all-rounder is pretty much a sportbike with better ergos and some bags the Trumpy is right up my alley anyway.
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:15 AM   #4
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Oog. What choices . . . I'm glad I just got a GIVI rack for my 599. Best of all worlds for a shrimp like me who likes naked bikes.



And seriously, I can't imagine owning that Kbike without wanting to poke my eyes out after a week. UgLEE! :-p
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:16 AM   #5
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If we can only find one that runs on a hybrid of unrefined ego and irony...
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:36 AM   #6
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I hear ya. I never tour 2-up anyhow, so my WeeStrom with big marsee 20L tank bag and massive Pacsafe tail bag, plus heated grips and vario screen tours just fine from Baja to Montana/Canadian border -- and laughs at the gravel and potholes ta boot -- so it's more than enough for me. That said, the the upcoming BMW F800 series looks to be a sweet sport-tourer that won't break the bank and has enough power for most.
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:36 AM   #7
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Price IS a consideration and Triumph wins. But what is the best non-ST bike for sport touring ? Something even cheaper than the Triumph. FZ1 maybe?
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:37 AM   #8
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Uh, the K1200GT motor does not have a 22 year history. The flying brick that is 22 years old is only used in the K1200LT full zoot tourer. The S and GT motors are only a couple of years old and bear no resemblance to the the other motor other than displacement and the fact that they are four cylinder motors.
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:43 AM   #9
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The previous 1200GT model did have a revised 22 year old brick, the newest GT does not.
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:44 AM   #10
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I have the Triumph, Nice sporty bike, except for all the problems I have had with the bike, not to mention issues with Triumph USA keeping there word... I wish they would have made a 120hp VFR.
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