I am considering replacing my R1150RT with an F800S or ST. The RT is just not well suited to the relatively short day trips I usually make, and is both heavier and more complex than I would like. Curious to hear the pro's and con's of such a swap, if anyone has been there. Here's where I am at:
1. Lighter weight
2. Non linked brakes
3. Has ABS
4. No clutch splines to worry about
5. Still capable of 2 up for short rides
6. Big capital cost savings
1. Unproven reliability
2. Some weird problems with cutting out
3. Weird looking "gas tank"
4. Maybe too light for 2 up
5. Belt drive
Thoughts? There is an '07 S near me with 7k miles for around $6k. I am not familiar with the evolution of the model, are there years that are preferred or to be avoided? Price of all years is much less than the GS's I am also considering, which is a good thing.