Originally Posted by slowflyn
How about some comments on the F800ST. Did you ride it, if not, what were your wife's impressions? I haven't seen a F800 yet.
No, I did not ride the F800ST. I wanted to compare it to FZ6N but then I realised that I would still compare it to my KGT.
My wife adored it. She is ready to replace her CS by it. The bike is smooth, powerful, leans easily, turns on rails, has good wind protection, comfortable riding position, is stable at high speed, fine in filtering at low speed. BMW has made another great machine!
The bike we tested was "fully loaded" with options( for Russian market we have no choice): high screen, low seat, armoured hoses, ABS, heated grips, OEM alarm, aux socket, steering damper, main stand, board computer, fixation for side cases, white blinkers. And I saw she had enough power to follow me in overtakings, I could hardly catch her up in the straights, and she made turns GP-style and maintained 220 km/h. That's nice.