Long time fan of the ‘smaller’ twin. Lower, cheaper, [was] tubeless, runs stock on 91 RON and the 18er front makes a do-it-all travel bike tyre. Years ago I had a 650SE out here for a month and got it way out into the desert. Last year I tried a 700 with 100,000 km on the clock so I expected to like the 750. This had 6300km (114 hours) on the clock on stock Anakees plus some Givi hardware. Long version on the website. Short version: Compared to the 850, it’s a very good deal More than enough real-world power to get the job done Great brakes with ABS Great suspension out of the crate too. Love the HPA and rebound damping. Stable in corners. Long and low, just like the old 700/650. But turns better than old 700 – down to the fuel tank now above the yaw axis (I’m told). Easy-access side valves on tubeless tyres All the essential metrics on the menu (plus a few which aren’t) Good economy (58US av) and range (up to 250 miles) Seat – no complaints at last. BMW-style 12-v power outlet on the dash Heavy. With the added metalwork mine probably came in at 230kg wet, but only felt it when pushing around or trying to pick up. Last year’s 700 returned 66US on the same lap ‘Windscreen’ does nothing much. For a 270°, engine lacks character compared to a Yamaha CP2 or even an NC750. The thin digits on the LCD dash were hard to read easily or if not in direct sun. Have to say, having tried TC (or ‘ASC’ in BMWSpeak), for my sort of riding I wouldn’t rush to buy a bike with it (unlike ABS). Much of it must down to 40 years of riding in the pre-TC era. I can see its use on a frenzied sports bike but who rides like that in the middle of nowhere?