2.05.2011

More drooling...

I sat on two of these today.




I think I'm gonna start playing the Idiot Tax (lottery).


The F800GS looks like a tall, wobbly pig but in reality, it feels very light and comfortable. The riding position is very natural to me, unlike the Kawasaki Versys and Suzuki DL650. Both felt too high and visually front/top heavy. I'll keep an eye on the BMW Demo Days this summer. I might have to take a GS out for a spin.

It really is torture to go into that dealership but I'm always glad to stop and look. By the time I can park one of those in the garage, there will be plenty on the used market.

3 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

Don't neglect the other German-speaking bike. Birdcage-lattice frame, lighter weight, cheaper to repair... But I just don't have room for a bike as big as the BMW. :-)
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/802/Motorcycle-Video/2010-KTM-690-Enduro-Review-Video.aspx

red said...

That KTM is pretty snazzy! My use would be more long distance than dirt. I have plenty of empty space in my garage. Unfortunately, my bank account is the same, mostly empty.

DirtCrashr said...

Me either, no room and a hollowed-out financial apparatus...