Usual disclaimer: searched the forums, couldn't find anything specific to my query. If I missed it, flame away. I have been riding a VTR 250 for over a year now for at least 5 days a week and many weekend/longer trips (looooove riding :biker: ). I am interested in the BMW F800S and, seeing as I only have 250 experience, I would like to know if youse think it will keep me happy powerwise and for how long? I weigh in at an impressive 90-odd kgs (despite being a short bastard - yes, that is me with my arse hanging all over the poor VTR in SE Melb ) and found I got bored after 3 months on the VTR. I know road craft is more than taking off fast at the lights but I don't want to be limited by the bike, I would rather grow into it like I did with the VTR (who isn't overwhelmed on their very first ride on a 'slow' bike?) and then, hopefully, have some room to spare. I am not expecting the 800 to be on a par with the straight-line performance of a 'Busa or a supersport 600/1000. I read somewhere (can't remember if I can mention magazine names) that it can do 0-100 in around 3.5-4 seconds. Sound about right? In short, the power question is will I be able to do burnouts and wheelies with the 800?