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Old 06-30-2009, 10:03 PM   #11
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Why not an FZ1 with 22k mile valve check service intervals. $5000 cheaper. More than enough to buy Givi luggage. Included is a large Yamaha dealer network.
That's what I did. The ironic thing is, I have one of the few FZ1's I have seen in Colorado. Everybody is either on a cruiser or a sport bike. Call it an original!

All the magazine (eek, I read them too) long term writups I have read suggest that the Benelli is pretty problem prone. Nothing catastrophic, just niggly pain in the butt type stuff.

Still an appealing bike, but I would take a Triumph Tiger over this.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:53 AM   #12
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What about gas mileage figures? I read somewhere before that Benellis get horrible gas mileage. Anything to this?
Keep your on MO for a few more tid bits in an up-coming comparison involving the Benelli.
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:43 AM   #13
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BTW. Have you seen some of these guys decking their Stroms out like GSes yet? Cubist luggage and all sorts of crash rails. Why would someone purposefully want to make their bike look like a BMW? Who wants to look like farmer f***ing Giles?
Some of the guys take it to the extreme, installing a German-made (like the ShamWOW) "beak" on the damn things. Shoulda just bought a used GS if they wanted one that bad.
Mounting up a Beak!! - Stromtrooper.com

This Benni is a pretty nice looking bike, but it's so close to the Strom in every respect it's hard to imagine the price. At least the BMW has differentiators such as the shaft drive and air-cooling.
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:10 PM   #14
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It's funny, I can not access the site TigerTriple.com at work, due to the firewall installed. It was ok at first, then it was blacklisted. Guess I'll just have to bum around here! That, or do some actual WORK!
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:06 PM   #15
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Compared to Accolade BMW in Salt Lake? Having no dealer would be preferable. For that matter if one is worried about dealer networks they should buy V-Stroms or Versys.
There is a new dealer in town at I-15 and 9000 South
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:14 PM   #16
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There is a new dealer in town at I-15 and 9000 South
Yeah, I know. I live less than a mile from it. They say they are going to get Triumphs in soon.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:18 PM   #17
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Yeah, I know. I live less than a mile from it. They say they are going to get Triumphs in soon.

For the sake of your wallet (your DL, especially), DO NOT ride a Street Triple!

Especially if it has the Arrow pipe on it!

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Old 07-06-2009, 02:14 AM   #18
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Yet still the price of 2 DL1000's. Go figure.
On top of the price difference anybody with any brains (which admittedly is not a lot of people) would choose DL over Tre1130K if they had to do any serious riding like crossing Sahara.

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Old 07-06-2009, 08:20 AM   #19
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My first pick for an muv would be a 'Guzzi Stelvio but I'd probably wind up with a Ural patrol or DL1000. The only Benelli tha's caught my eye was the six cylinder that Soichiro copied
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