Went to the local BMW shop today...total of 6 used bikes in the entire inventory (and only one of which was a beemer, r1200r). Was hoping to demo a used or new F800GS or R1200GS, but no used and no new demos available. Grrr.
Then went to the Triumph dealership. No 800 XC in stock. They had a 2010 1050 SE though so I took out and actually quite liked it. That engine is silky smooth and damn if it wasn't fun in the twisties. I wonder how it would hold up on the odd forest service / gravel road. Maybe I could live with it? The ergos were sweet and couldn't believe how comfortable it felt overall.