You lucky devils i have to wait for my Red F700GS until Feb 2013 because i am a vertical challenged old dear with a young heart. I'm enjoying the feed bck from you gents. Pleased to here about the neutral knocking noise as I would flip ( a little). When I ran my Yammy XJ6N in it use to make clunking noises but not sure if it was rider or just the newness of the bike. I love my XJ but I'm sure I will like the F700GS toooooooooo.