Originally Posted by StrixVarius
Hi! Thanks for posting; I'm also interested in the F700GS.
Could you let us know the worst things you've noticed about the 700? Basically, I want you to talk me out of it ;) I'm (mostly) happy with my Versys, but the BMW really caught my eye when I first saw its announcements.
The pitiful windscreen is the worst part of the bike.
Before buying the F700, I test rode the Versys and on a lark, the Honda NC700. I was really torn between the Versys and the F700 for weeks - they both have positive aspects. For me, they are both tall bikes, so the F800 was not in the running. In the end, knowing that I'd be riding dirt, gravel, and other not very good roads quite a bit, I went with the F700 ... yes, yes, the Versys can do dirt and fire roads too (just look for all the threads on that subject). Can't think of any other major detractors for the F700.