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    The “Mighty DR” ... What more is needed!
    Bill B
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    Very fun bike - lots of torque - and a super value at around 12K. It’s definitly not a dirt bike but it’s very capable off road.  It’s been great for me - mine is nearly all stock, including the seat! Ergonomics improved with 1/1 risers and lowered foot pegs. 
    Bill B
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    I lost my Goldwing in the Santa Rosa Fires and this is my replacement.  I bought it used from a member here and I am very happy!  There is something about the Boxter engine that just feels right.  I do still look at the new Goldwing and the K1600 BMW, and the Triumph.  Perhaps I need all of them?
    Tr182md
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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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    New toy May 2018!
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Definitely a good bike, no doubt.
    Although...
    I have to admit I'm not really the biggest fan of the parallel-twin engine.
    It has power and torque, sure, but I don't like the "curve". It's a tad too linear.
    Another thing I don't like about the S10, it's the...tank. Rather, the size of it. 23liters aren't really a lot, in my opinion, for ADVing or even for simply touring.
    FINALLY (I promise) I feel like the suspension are a tad...lacking. I can't seem to find a proper setting: a couple weeks ago I was touring in Sardinia (Island on the left of Italy), and even with the suspensions stiffened up, the bike was feeling "wobbly".

    Aside from those, I have no other complaints. LOL
    PierreADV
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    PierreADV
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    As good as it gets for what I want to do.
    Daniel Baisley
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    Daniel Baisley
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    Great bike! Yeah so she weighs a bit, but the big girl can dance!
    Sasquatch
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    Sasquatch
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    Oh, Hells, Yes
    GB.
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    GB.
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    It took a little tweaking with the ergonomics and a few other things above and beyond the usual mods to make this bike long distance worthy. But now that it is, I am absolutely in love with it. Practically unlimited yet very manageable power. The suspension and traction control makes this bike surefooted both on and off road, regardless of weather conditions. Lastly, the boner inspiring qualities of this bike go without saying. Between the sound, the power and the looks, it's a damn shame the 20-50 year old single female population doesn't seem to share the same interest and excitement in this bike as their male counterparts apparently do... Just sayin ;)
    danger_nurse
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    danger_nurse
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    Some might say "baby" of the ktm adventure bikes but to be honest it does absolutely everything I want it to. Plenty of trick bits added and it's my go to bike for all day riding. The power is noticeably different to the 1190 but up to 6.5k revs it's put out the same BHP so doesn't bother me at all. Suspension... Yes it has some and that's about it. Might be my next upgrade but undecided at the moment as I don't keep my bikes long. Still happy with this one tho.
    Oddy1972
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    It's my mule, doesn't do any one thing great but it doesn't do anything bad. All it does is make me smile trip after trip, mile after mile. I like it enough I bought an 06 950 S to go with it.
    MGorman
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    MGorman
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    A much improved version of the 03-05, mostly due to o less vibration from the new balancer.
    MGorman
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    MGorman
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    Just like your favorite pair of jeans , makes you feel like any adventure is possible ! One of the best values available to adventure riders.
    PeteMoto
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    PeteMoto
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    A motorcycle that's spartan yet refined in its ability for adventure!
    PeteMoto
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    Absolutely love this bike! The miles are adding up and its starting to show its age but boy has this bike taken me places. I would only consider the 1190R if I were to replace it.
    Michael Huber
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