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Considering a new lowered F800ST for my wife. Anyone know much about the F series? Would love some advice.

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Re: F 800

When I was test driving BMW's in April of this year, our Tucson dealer let me take a F800 up Mt Lemmon. Drove it about 15 miles before I turned it around. It was too much of a forward lean position for me after being used to a Honda VTX 1300. My wrists started hurting after those 15 miles. Beside the forward lean position the bike handled incredibly and acceleration was great. Maybe if I was twenty years younger and in better shape it would have been ideal. After getting back to the dealer, I took out a 2009 R1200R. It was love at first ride. I'd recommend an extended test drive before making your and her decision.
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I now have an 08 800ST that has the lowered suspension; I am 5'9" I got this bike after having an 07 800S which I put 93,000 miles on. On the way to the BMW MOA rally I broke a shock and did $3200 worth of damage so traded it for an available ST. For me the 800S was probably more comfortable. I did a lot of long days on it, a thousand mile day, 950, 870, 750 and a lot of 600 mile plus days. I do like the lowered suspension as I can easily flat foot it and push it around easier. I had an R1150R prior to the 800S and the 800S was more comfortable and a lot more fun to ride. My 800S was trouble free other than maintenance costs were high with a 500 dollar belt replacement and a thousand dollar shock at 67,000 miles and steering head and cush bearings and valve checks which never needed an adjustment. Anyway, ride the bike and see how it feels. My wife now rides a F650GS twin and before that always rode S type bikes and she loves this bike and has 47,000 miles on it and will be 3 years old next month.
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When I was test driving BMW's in April of this year, our Tucson dealer let me take a F800 up Mt Lemmon. Drove it about 15 miles before I turned it around. It was too much of a forward lean position for me after being used to a Honda VTX 1300. My wrists started hurting after those 15 miles. Beside the forward lean position the bike handled incredibly and acceleration was great. Maybe if I was twenty years younger and in better shape it would have been ideal. After getting back to the dealer, I took out a 2009 R1200R. It was love at first ride. I'd recommend an extended test drive before making your and her decision.
I wonder if bar backs are available.

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