Triumph Tiger Explorer vs BMW R1200GS
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
We got swamped this afternoon, but the testing continues. It's not always fun and games!
During the 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer First Ride
, the Brits made no bones about gunning for the BMW R1200GS. With limited options for new 2012 adventure touring motorcycles, we’ve paired up the biggest news this year with the winner of our epic 2011 Adventure Touring Shootout
. Our base camp for this two-bike comparison test is outside of Cedar City, Utah. The southern portion of the state has unlimited riding from twisty roads to smooth gravel and rocky tracks. We’ve had a couple days of riding thus far and it’s been a range of climates as well. Today we got dumped on with heavy showers and even a bit of hail. Good thing I was sporting the Defender GTX gear from Rev'it!
Tomorrow it’s off for an extended trip to Lake Powell. We’ve mapped out some new-to-us roads and should be in for some amazing scenery as well. The Triumph is attempting to wrestle the Boxer-driven GS into submission with its muscular Inline-Triple. Tomorrow’s long highways will be a paved proving ground, but none of our testers are saying anything yet. This is going to be a great side-by-side look at some badass ADV bikes.
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