EZ Reiter i would have loved to see the new BMW GS800, last i heard BMW had kinda put building GS800's on the back burner because they were swamped with worldwide orders for GS650Mike, I was at the Chicago show and BMW had a display there with their new GS800-FS. My Brother in Seattle has the GS650-FS, I thought his bike was great, this new GS800 is a beast, in a good way. It stands taller than the GS650. The price is $$$$$$. With all the factory extras, around $12,000.00 I thought the dealer said, I could be wrong. LOTS of people at the Chicago show.
BMW of Milwaukee which is down the road from me has one in stock and the color is black. You are right about the GS650FS's flying out the door, the salesman that I was talking to sold his last two used GS650's a week before the Chicago show. I was telling him about my Brothers GS650 and the salesguy ask if my Brother would be interested in selling it or trading it in. I told the salesguy that my Brother lives in Seattle and the salesguy said sooo, we will still buy it if is good shape. I gave my brother a call, told him the news and he called the dealer. My brother is looking @ maybeee trading it in for the GS800, the price is a lot better here than out there in Washington State for the GS800, time will tell. I really do not think he will pull the trigger, he loves that bike. It's a good bike for the hilly back roads and off road in the Seattle area. Lots of good off road riding out there in tho's hills.i would have loved to see the new BMW GS800