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    Yes, I couldn't find anywhere where the Tenere was being cancelled.

    But to get to the meat of this thread. My F800GS is very light and when I pass Harleys and Goldwings in the mountains, I keep thinking it is way too easy. I have a Yacugar shock and front fork springs that have raised the seat height to 36". I can barely flat foot it even though I am 6'2".

    But I am lucky to have a K1600GT too. On a well paved or a twisty road, it easily outclasses the F800GS. Much more nimble past 45 mph, and I won't even mention the acceleration. The 21" wheel that makes the F800 great and stable on unpaved sections really resists turning on paved roads, at least compared to the K1600GT. In a twisty road race, the K1600GT would greatly outhandle the GS and leave it far behind. In city traffic though, the big bike is a whale, the F800 is superior. The GS is also more fun.
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    I can flatfoot a GSA easily, but then my inseam is 36." I'm 6'4."

    I sometimes envy short riders because their rides are always roomy. There are a lot of short long-distance riders.

    I have a major problem finding a bike that gives me sufficient legroom. My '03 RT with seat jacked up is okay. Some sort of GS may be my next bike.

    Harry
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    I can flatfoot a GSA easily, but then my inseam is 36." I'm 6'4."

    I sometimes envy short riders because their rides are always roomy. There are a lot of short long-distance riders.

    I have a major problem finding a bike that gives me sufficient legroom. My '03 RT with seat jacked up is okay. Some sort of GS may be my next bike.

    Harry
    If you had a short inseam like many of us, you wouldn't like it long. Most of the bikes I want are taller than I am comfortable with. BMW doesn't make a bike that fits me since the C was discontinued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    I can flatfoot a GSA easily, but then my inseam is 36." I'm 6'4."

    I sometimes envy short riders because their rides are always roomy. There are a lot of short long-distance riders.

    I have a major problem finding a bike that gives me sufficient legroom. My '03 RT with seat jacked up is okay. Some sort of GS may be my next bike.

    Harry
    Harry, I am 6'2" and change, and although my inseam is a little less than yours, I moved to a GS in 2004 because it was the only bike I could find that provided reasonably roomy ergonomics. You should really try one. Especially with a set of lowered pegs and a higher seat, it might be just the thing for you. Of course, it will not provide the cocoon of still air that an RT would, but is still a pretty decent touring rig, IMO.
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