Just a suggestion:
Could we limit this thread to questions for RTW and his answers? For the first 10 pages or so this was a fantastic, concentrated source of real-world experience and information on the F800GS. It's getting less and less useful and more and more diluted once we get into pricing questions, merits of the bike compared to this and that, etc, etc, etc.
There's the 8,000 post thread-fest for that kind of banter.
Just a suggestion....
Rob in Seattle