Originally Posted by mousitsas
I agree (although the S10 competes the similarly heavy GSA).
BMW does need to do one thing only and will have a weight balance winner. Swap the places of the airbox and the fuel tank.
On first squint your thought makes perfect sense. I know for sure the fuel tank CG makes this thing a freeking pig at slow speeds.
My GS Adventure (NOT GSA) is packing an almost 10 gallon fuel tank. The center fuel cell technology might be feasible, however it could be a troublesome leaker and with the lack of a real frame, space is also amazingly limited. Of course you know the battery is already under the fuel tank.
It loses it's luster when you see the cost versus the existing industry leading tank.