Originally Posted by gregbenner
I have a WeeStrom, as well as R1200GS and a DL1000. They are all great bikes!
I really like the new F800GS, and I think the new F650 is pretty close.
I am guessing the real world price differenctial is huge. i.e. you will likely pay full retail for the new Beemer, whereas the Wee can be found (out the door) for $6500 or so (maybe a bit higher with ABS).
Is the Beemer worth the difference?
You'll get all kinds of opinions, but it's your money, you decide.
I think you would be pretty darn pleased with either bike.
I couldn't agree more. I'm sure both are excellent machines. Locally (at annoyingly high Canadian prices) it isn't hard to find a wee at $1K less than msrp, so $8000 and they'll often eat the pdi. The beemer will end up $9500-10000.
For the extra $$ you get a bit more performance and a bit less weight. You also get an inadequate fairing, a bobbing master cylinder and a single headlight. But you also get the 3 year warranty and both bikes will sell in a few years for a few thou less than the purchase price.