Originally Posted by TowPro
maybe 17" was to keep the seat height down to earth?
maybe 17" because most 17" tires are DOT and lots of 18" are not DOT?
I am just glad I got the 21" front wheel. Most ADV bikes are doing small front wheels as well.
As soon as I test rode my F800, I knew this was the bike for me because of the way a 21" handles.
I didn't like how the 21" handled. come from a 17" then a 19 but though well that is a great bike to get on and like everything you need to get used to (ever had an emo GF?
well even though, lets stay on topic: I think they went 17 because of the street orientation of every GS. more tire options and it wouldn't satisfy most of the none 50/50 buyers out there. it's like everything BMW does: marketing!