F650 GS Twin or Tiger 955i

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F650 GS Twin or Tiger 955i

Post by Hägar The Horrible » Mon May 25, 2020 7:39 am

Hi guys, Got my choice of new bike down to the two above.
Both about £3500 from a dealer
Both similar mileage
BMW is a 2011
Triumph is 2004

But which is best?

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Re: F650 GS Twin or Tiger 955i

Post by OnHellas » Mon May 25, 2020 7:55 am

The age of them would be a factor for me.
A 2011 bike over a 2004 is more attractive.

The BMW engines are good for big miles and have a nice character, although I’m biased as I had an 800GS for 10 years.

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Re: F650 GS Twin or Tiger 955i

Post by scooby » Mon May 25, 2020 8:37 am

Hi, I would say it depends on what your using it for the BMW is a nice bike - smaller and lighter, the Tiger - bigger and heavier but great engine and very good for distance work , I had one for 5 years and did 2 big trips with it (pillion and luggage) but they are very wide seats which makes it feel taller than itreally is , IM 5'11" and it seemed tall , the standard seat is a bit crap for any distance ., if you ride it off road its very top heavy.
Unless the Tiger is mint I would have thought its a bit overpriced, if your going to stay on road I think a Tiger 1050 would be a better bike for the same money.
Just my thoughts but its your money, at the end of the day both good bikes. :D

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Re: F650 GS Twin or Tiger 955i

Post by C-Strom650 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:23 am

I'd say the BMW. Lower, lighter, easier to wrench on. I also think if it's been looked after, and you look after it/upgrade/add to it, it will hold it's value more.

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Re: F650 GS Twin or Tiger 955i

Post by Steve T » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:46 pm

Pesonally I'd plum for the F650GS twin against the 955i.

Tried several Tigers of that age and never got on with the suspension - very, very "boingy" in a vert Tiggger like fashion.

Toured and off-roaded on a F650Gs twin - no passenger on either type of ride :roll: ;) and the bike proved to be very capable and enjoyable :D

I will admit, as OnHellas has done, to owning a F800GS (No.4 for me - I likes them . . . a lot :lol: ), so I am biased.

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