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    this just might be the sweet spot between a 550 pound ADV and a gutless KLR.  i have owned both.
    WarpedRotor
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    WarpedRotor
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    New toy May 2018!
    mitchb
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    mitchb
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    Man... I wanted this to be a 5* bike, but I can only give it a 4* rating. Suspension is holding it back...  I bought this bike to replace my 2008 R1200GSA as a more streetable bike than my 2009 KTM 950 Super Enduro.  It is that... for sure.  It has WP suspension similar to my 950, but it has nearly 4 inches less travel. There is not much adjustment... I have tweaked it a lot... and just can't get it right.  Other than that, this bike is GREAT. Ergos are great. Power is amazing. Neat machine.
    Manybikes
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    Manybikes
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    I friggin love it!
    TypeJ
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    TypeJ
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    Best motorcycle I've owned.  
    Only drawback I've found is too many electronic gizmos.  Don't get me wrong, the electronics are WONDERFUL but when they fail, you aren't left with many onsite repair options. 
     
     
    Dhillr
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    My roots are in road racing so I had to get a supplemental ride. A SuperDuke 990.
    But since that is not an option for MY GARAGE, I tagged it on with my new 690.
    WarpedRotor
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    WarpedRotor
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    Amazing machine. I've noticed its not as high quality as a BMW but its definitely built for my riding style. KTM has come short on my deal and hasn't activated KTM my ride, hill assist, quick shift, or heated grips. They don't know how to make these options work. It's been a month sense I bought the bike and I haven't got to fully use my bike yet.
    Rogers
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    Rogers
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    Love my baby.  
    Adam Rehling
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    Adam Rehling
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    I'm Super Pumped like Ryan Dungey! 😂
    Brian Croft
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    Brian Croft
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    Saying that I am in love with this bike would be an understatement. Out of all the motorcycles I have owned throughout the years, the 1290 SA has been my favorite. 
    Modifications:
    Rottweiler Stage 3 Intake Kit Blackdog Skid Plate Cyclops LED Headlights Cyclops LED Lightbar Mosko Moto Backcountry Bags Blackdog Oil Cooler Guard Rottweiler Stage 2 SAS and Canister Delete Rottweiler CRG Mirros Rox Risers Sagent Custom Seats SW Motech Rear Master Cylinder Guard
    Daddy No Fun
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    Daddy No Fun
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    The baseline for large dirt bikes.
    WarpedRotor
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    WarpedRotor
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    2017DEC15: After many years of multiple bikes in the garage, I have gutted the garage and settled onto one bike--the Honda Africa Twin. This occurred in early August, 2017. During the first four months, my AT has been to KY, VA, NC, SC, and of course many places in TN. With the exception of about 25 miles, all have been pavement miles and the OEM street tires. 
    So, now that the winter temperature are moving in, the AT has been sitting more than the Concours 14 would during these days. Why? Probably time available to ride which is now different (temporarily), but also maybe wind protection and heated grips. Really, though my riding gear is good, heated grips are here awaiting installation, and there is some nice engine heat flowing on the upper legs, but it could be more that the days are shorter and I am having to re-ride the same roads to get into the hilly areas that are about two hours east of here.
    For the winter riding in my area, the street tires will remain fitted. In the mean time some 60/40 Shinkos are in the garage and will be fitted as close to a departure for areas out west. Have never used Shinko tires, but figure I would try these once. 
    So, about the bike. I like it! Engine power/torque is more than adequate. Gearing is fine for pavement, but too tall for out west. Having ridden many nice roads in the Appalachian mountains and the Cumberland plateau, and of course the Tail of the Dragon, I have to say the bike works well. From the start, I was not confident in the skinny front tire, but the rubber compound is soft and sticks well. 
    The OEM handguards are not robust enough for tip-over impacts with the ground, so Bark Busters have been added. Also, since I like having trail spares, the OEM levers were moved to the E12 saddlebags for standby duty. Some blue anodized short levers from an eBay seller in China have been mounted. These are sturdy levers and more economical to use. I had an orange set on the 690R and they survived four tip-overs. 
     
    rider_marc
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    rider_marc
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    Its actually a 2015, but there isn't a option for this year yet. Amazing machine with so much capability.
    Rogers
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    Rogers
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    We'll see.
    Dragos Stefan
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    Dragos Stefan
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    I've been riding this exquisite bike since 2015. I came to it from a Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200 and a DRZ400S (which I still own as a backup for buddies who want to ride with me, but are "bike-orphaned"). The 690 Enduro is the perfect compromise between the weight benefits of the DRZ and the power of the Tenere. I can't sing the 690's praise enough. It is a blast to cruise down the freeway at a steady 80 mph, or drift through the Santa Monica mountain twisties, or goat-whip it up some gnarly trail at Big Bear or Cleveland national forest. Don't listen to those who say it can't keep up with the heavyweights on long-distance rides. It most certainly can, especially with the right aftermarket seat or - even better - an Airhawk seat pad stretched over the Sweet Cheeks bottle carrier (increases fuel capacity by a couple of liters). The bike's only drawback is that it is not ideal for tight single-tracks which involved sharp, rising switchbacks, due to its relatively ungenerous turning angle. Apart from that, it is a far less stressful bike to take into difficult terrain than the 500 lb adventure machines we love on the freeways. With only 320 lbs to cart around, it is quite nimble. The torque is ridiculously neck-snapping and always induces an insane grin in city riding and on steep, rocky hills. I keep thinking I should get a 240 lb exc, but I'm lazy and useless with tools, so the incredibly low-maintenance schedules keep me on this reliable beast's haunches. The only thing that might get me to trade it in is the forthcoming 790 middleweight from KTM or the T7 under development from Yamaha.  I don't ever see myself going back to a 500 lb+ bike... the bulk and limitations of those behemoths just isn't worth tolerating when you can ride a thoroughbred stallion, drop it a dozen times while riding solo and never worry about picking it up, or having it fall on you in a ditch. 
    Martin Shirley
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    Martin Shirley
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    Love it so far. R(265) suspension by superplush
    zodillyicous
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    zodillyicous
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    The Orange beast!
    Woollybut
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    Woollybut
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    Ask me.
    FlyinTiger
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    FlyinTiger
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    TBD
    Eric Hall
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    Eric Hall
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    Superb bike that does everything very well.
    Had this bike for 3 seasons and it was spectacular.
    Also, contrary to expectation, it has been PERFECTLY reliable.
    Perfectly, as in: I had NO issues. Zero. Nada.
    Dragos Stefan
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    Dragos Stefan
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    The Triumph Tiger 800XC does it all.
    akadigger
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    akadigger
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    Compared to others in it's class it was the most comfortable for me. I adore the 3 cylinder engine.
    Jamie Keefer
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    Jamie Keefer
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    Amazing
    Gerrit Huizinga
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    Gerrit Huizinga
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    I had a '13 GSA 1200. It was too big for me.
    "Pick a standard 1200, no?"
    No, because I love the rugged bulkyness of the Adventure models.

    So...here's the new toy! A 2013 F800GSA, "sand beige" color, with only 16k KMs, and full optional: Full aluminium panniers set with BMW internal bags for the side panniers, heated grips, ESA, ABS/ASC, on-board computer, 2 riding modes (Road/Enduro), LED foglights, LED blinkers, and maybe even something else.
    Plus, the previous owner installed a couple toys that I would've installed anyway: crash bars for the "tank" (by GIVI), a bigger skidplate (GIVI again), and the expanded sidestand base (no idea who made it).

    After a full day of riding, I can say I'm VERY satisfied. Fuel consumption is ridicolously low, the bike's very comfortable (solo and with pillion), and most importantly, it's FIFTY KILOGRAMS lighter than both my previous GSA1200 and my ex-SuperTenere.

    I've only found 3 things I don't like on this bike:
    1- Sound. Easily fixable with a proper exhaust.
    2- Handguards. They leave half my hand exposed to air/cold.
    3- Windscreen. It's big, but it leaves my head exposed.

    Again, I can easily fix all these "problems".

    Can't wait to ride more! :)
    PierreADV
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    PierreADV
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    Still in honeymoon phase. Bike absolutely rips. An entirely new, raw experience compared to the R1200GS, and I'm still modding.
    brian.havoc1
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