I was looking through this section for some kind of test review or comparo to other competing bikes in the segment but didn't see anything for several weeks, so.... My grown son is thinking about getting a bike for urban commuting, some weekend jaunts in the hills around SF, maybe some jeep tracks but not hardcore dirt riding. He grew up riding dirtbikes with me and was/is a very accomplished rider, but it's been awhile since he rode while he went to college and then got a great job in Silicon Valley. I haven't wanted him to ride on the road but he did get is motorcycle add-on for his drivers license and will have him complete a trainer course before venturing out. I might be able to do a few trips with him as well, I've been at it now for about fifty years. Anyway, having owned several dozen bikes over the years I find I really like the BMW's, have a '15 R1200GS as my regular rider, and a Husky TE630 as a dualsport. I can get him a deal on pretty much any brand, and of course something slightly used is always an option. The F700GS came up as a bargain option with my dealer and the more I read about it the more I like it. I have not ridden one, tried out a G650GS a couple of years ago and liked it but thought it was a little heavy for a 650. And I had a Tiger 800XC at the time and of course they were apples and oranges. So, comments please - F700 yay or nay, do you like yours, would you buy it again, any problems? Would you recommend something else? If so, what else? I think he may have a pillion some, his fiance will come along, and some of the fellas he works with have a variety of bikes, from roadies to cruisers to dualsports. I think a big trailie like this might work all around for meetups and group rides. And something he won't get too many tickets with or kill himself on - sportbikes are out. Also considering DL650, and DR650, maybe even Versys, but I had one of those and they're not quite as nice as the others IMO. The DR is really old school, so I'd rather see him get something more technically modern.