Would we have taken our BMW’s to Alaska!???

Of course we would have taken these BIKES up North! Wouldn't you? 😉 CLICK ME and MAKE ME BIGGER!


Just a quick post after receiving many private messages and emails asking if we would have taken our 2010 BMW F650GS bikes on the same trip we did on the Triumph Tiger 800’s last summer.  Our answer is YES…totally.  Our Beemers would have easily made the trip through BC, the Yukon and Alaska.  We would have never have thought twice about riding up there with our own bikes.  I was asked then ‘why didn’t you ride your own bikes?”  Hmmmmmmmmmmm…..the answer is simple…Triumph gave us two new adventure bikes to ride on a very long demo…why would we NOT ride Triumph’s bikes, put the mileage on them and get to test ride another model?  Not sure why I was asked that question but if any other company came to us and said “hey, you want to take our bikes for a ride?”  I would answer yes yet again.

The Triumph Tiger 800XC with the Triumph gel seat no doubt is more comfortable on the street and more comfortable in general riding long distances in the saddle.  Having said that anyone who might be looking to buy either the F650GS, F800GS or the Triumph 800….you will love any of these bikes and they will take you as far as your imagination can go….so enjoy ADV riding…it’s the best way to LIVE!

Author: advgrrl

Avid ADV rider! This Blog is all about the adventure in adventure riding. Researching new bikes, routes, accessories, learning about other riders and hopefully a great place for others to comment and explore with me. PLUS, up and down's, wildlife, my dogs, my life!

7 thoughts on “Would we have taken our BMW’s to Alaska!???”

    1. anything with two wheels that takes you on your own version of an adventure….is just plain GREAT! 😉 The season for most riders to get out there is coming upon us…as for Cheryl and me it has been riding season alll winter…fortunately…but in any case….we hope everyone who has their bikes park can get out there very soon and enjoy being back on two wheels!

  1. I rode an F650GS twin for two years before selling it and buying the 800 XC. I took the BMW places it probably wasn’t intended to go and guess what, it did just fine. I think motorcycles are a lot like cameras in some respects: people assume that if they buy the newest camera they’ll surely take better pictures. Buy the newest bike and just imagine the rides you could do! They’re just tools. Some are better at some things than others. Ride what you’ve got and let the naysayers try to wipe the shit eatin’ grin off your face. 🙂

  2. If Peter and Kay Farwood can ride a Harley Davidson Electra Glide, or Emilio Scotto can ride a Gold Wing for 10 years around the world … clearly it’s not the bike that makes the trip possible. To Paraphrase Ted Simon (and Tim Gunn), ride what you have and make it work.

    1. the only thing I would say about what bike you would ride to Alaska is this…if you plan on going on all the altnerate routes, the clay dirt roads etc…you might want something more DS. We met a ton of Harley riders who’s bikes were trashed from the roads up there and all agreed that if they were to ride Alaska or the Yukon again they would pick a bike like the Tigers were were riding. A couple of the HD guys admitted their bikes would need an engine and cosmetic over haul or they were just going to sell them. So, yeah all bikes can almost go anywhere its just do you want to have to fix and repair everything when you get back?

      1. I didn’t say they’d look good or work well after the trip, just that you can go on just about any bike anywhere. 🙂 Emilio Scotto had to have his engine replaced and lost most of his fairing and plastics along the way, but the bike still made the trip. My point is, don’t let your bike be the limiting factor on whether you take a trip or not. Take the trip! As you said the bike is a tool, tools can be replaced, experiences are what we get to take with us long after the bikes are gone.

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