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Old 02-19-2010, 11:09 AM   #21
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Default F800ST *just* misses the boat for me..

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Wouldn't the BMW F800ST be a perfect candidate for the "Sport Touring lite" category? How come it wasn't included?
Ricky, the F800ST's ergonomics emphasize the sport part of the sport-touring equation, IMHO. With my 3rd artificial right knee, that leg doesn't bend quite enough for me to be comfortable for long rides. I know that most people could fit the 800ST, but for me, it's not a real option. I wish it were. If it had ergos more like the R1200RT, the 800ST would be #1 on my list.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:24 AM   #22
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Ricky, the F800ST's ergonomics emphasize the sport part of the sport-touring equation, IMHO. With my 3rd artificial right knee, that leg doesn't bend quite enough for me to be comfortable for long rides.
I would have thought that with 3 knees, you could wrap your right leg around your waist if you wanted to.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:45 AM   #23
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Ooh, that's good! I might have to steal it!
Help yourself!
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:16 PM   #24
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Look for it in our shootout b/n the Z and Speed Triple!
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Look for it in our shootout b/n the Z and Speed Triple!
Oooh, goodie! Can't wait!
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