2019 BMW F850GS Adventure
Alright, let me preface this with 2 things:
1) I realize that this is a Honda Africa Twin forum so it probably has a lot of both Honda and Africa Twin fan bois (myself included)
2) I have ridden a couple BMW motorcycles and I think they make an incredible motorcycle.
After seeing the newly released F850GS adventure, I got worried that I made a horrible mistake in the fact that I did not at least wait until I could test drive one before purchasing my ATAS. So naturally, I pulled up the ATAS and F850GS adventure spec sheets and started comparing them side-by-side. After about 5 minutes my tune changed completely and started to wonder who the **** in their right mind would purchase the BMW over the AS?? The adventure sports beat the GS on almost every single spec (power/suspension travel/ground clearance/weight/fuel capacity/etc), really the only spec that the BMW seemed better on was the fuel consumption and considering the smaller fuel tank it seems like a bit of a wash. I haven't even mentioned the obvious fact that the AS has the DCT option...
With all that being said, can anyone explain why someone would spend around USD$3k more for a BMW F850GS Adventure over an ATAS?
The bike does look sexy as **** though.