Let's start here. I have a massive two years riding experience (for those that missed it, thats pure unbreaded/unleaded sarcasm). This two years has been split between HWY 1 and the SF/metro area. I currently have a Ducati 695 monster. While for the most part I do like the bike there are a few issue areas: 1. Ergos: for commuting for a short blast from A -> B -> A it's fine. Anything else and my not overly aerodynamic body is not happy with me. 2. Dunnage: I have the race termis/chip: That is the bike has the mfg after market pipes and chip kit. It performs FAR better on a bay area cold morning than it used to (no more stalling at red lights/stop signs). However Im not thriilled I needed to invest this $$ to get the bike to behave "correctly". However this precludes tail bags/pannier placed baggage. 3. Fuel: Quite frankly, having to stop and put gas in every 2nd day of commuting sucks the dogs bollocks. 4. Repair/maint time: While I do <3 my local duc dealer for what theyll take to DNA as a warranty issue, I've not been overly thrilled with the as of late "yah, wait 2+ weeks to get maint done and then pay through the nose". I bought a bike to ride the biatch, not look good as a hangar queen. All that being said I have an upcoming set of rides with the most local Barbarian Motor Werks dealer to use: The F800GS and a 1200GS (or similar). What I do like about my local shop (Triump/Duc) is that theyll pick up/drop off a borked bike. I doubt very much the localist BMW dealer will do this. What I don't like is the current wait time (can you say only moto dealer/repair in the county). I'm inseam challenged but found the f650gs w/short seat and the 1200/w short seat + short suspension to be at or below what I want. The 800 normal and 1200 normal were either a PITA or similar to deal with due to my lack o'inseam. They were a wee bit much for me, but for all of the beemers I <3 heated grips, abs, center stand. The only now BMW bike Im looking at is a Ducati Multi 1200. Sorry, until dealerships emerge/re-emerge its either runway models from milan or oktoberfest for me. I mostly ride supeslab for commute (Californias 1 for fun) and may at one point do actual adventure riding (eg: SF to AK/CA or the like). So the F800GS offroad is a "meh" to me. I guess Im asking for those that have owned different varietals fo bikes to chime in as to what I should be focusing on. At the end of the day, what say you (and why?) F650GS. F800, 1200GS or Multi1200ABS?