I sat on the bike at the dealership and the seat was too low and the pegs too high for me. Sheryl didn't care for it either.
The F 650 GS is using the same 800 engine but detuned to 71 HP and 55 ft of torque felt very nice and shouldn't viberate like the F 800 R. The problem with it is they added everything they could to the bike to jack up the price.
$12090 before taxes for an 800 cc bike is too much even for BMW.. :(
WHO Needs a Tire Pressure Monitor for $250 bucks
ABS for $900
Anti-Theft Alarm for $395
On Board Computer for $295
Heated Grips $250
Low Suspension $250
They left off the centerstand at $175 that the bike could use, but had everything else to put the $9255 F 650 GS to over $12000 for a Middleweight bike.