Hi all just purchased a BMW F650GS and am really pleased I selected this bike or should I say that the BMW salesman pointed me in the right direction. I took the bike for a test ride on a day when we were having some of the worst weather for some time and came back soaking wet (no wet weather trousers) but it was fun so out with the cash. I previously had a Moto Guzzi V7 Classic but due to advancing years more mechanical work on my back I found it a little uncomfortable to ride so sold it to a Guzzi enthusiast. I find the 650 more comfortable to rise due to the upright riding position. I also have a 1978 Honda CB750 F2 that is on historic reg. I live in the wine country of South Australia so am looking forward to some fun rides around the area. Look forward to contributing to the forum.