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2012 BMW F800ST - "k75s redux"
Owner windoverwater
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Motorcycle 2012 BMW F800ST
Color blue tricolor
Updated 10-05-13 08:49 AM
Mileage 0 Miles
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Purchase Date 10-30-12
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Description
Well, had been looking for a bike for about a year without much success. Test road a bunch of Triumphs but they didn't really put a smile on my face. Almost bought a Ducati - but in the end passed on that too. The Monster line was definitely dressed for the occasion, but it just quite didn't get out-of-the-way between you and the road in all the right ways.

Finally test road a R1200R and an F800 as neither were on the original short list (too many years on a smooth triple). Both were good. But in the end, the F800 was just more fun. It was like the k75s but lighter and with the low end torque and balance that I was looking for. The F800 seemed to get out of the way in all the right ways but was yet present when it was needed (the breaking was impressive but the balance was excellent - it had that glide). I surf and was looking for that glide while on the road. The F800ST has it,

Modifications - Frame / Fairing - $0.00
  Manufacturer Modification Rating Total Spent Updated Installed?
BMW
8
$0.00
12-23-12
Yes
 
Corbin
8
$0.00
06-12-13
Yes
 
GSG Moto
10
$0.00
12-23-12
Yes
Hornig
10
$0.00
02-22-13
Yes
 
Hornig
9
$0.00
12-23-12
Yes
 
R&G Racing
8
$0.00
12-23-12
Yes

Modifications - Lighting - $0.00
  Manufacturer Modification Rating Total Spent Updated Installed?
ClearWater Lights
9
$0.00
09-23-13
Yes
Hyper-lites
8
$0.00
09-23-13
Yes

Modifications - Luggage - $0.00
  Manufacturer Modification Rating Total Spent Updated Installed?
 
GIVI
8
$0.00
12-23-12
Yes

Modifications - Windshield - $0.00
  Manufacturer Modification Rating Total Spent Updated Installed?
Laminar LLC
10
$0.00
10-05-13
Yes
Madstad Engineering
10
$0.00
12-23-12
Yes