Originally Posted by Maloney
This actually kinda answered the question for me. Thanks. Looks like BMW has another customer.
If it makes any difference I've owned both the KLR and now the F800GS. The KLR is a great bike and more dirt worthy, but the GS is in a different class as far as quality. As of right now I'd probably say this 800 is my favorite bike out of the dozen or so I've owned over the years. The new F650 is based on the 800 with a de-tuned version of the engine and mag wheels. The 650 looks like a great bike and I don't think you'll regret the decsion.