I would like to introduce myself. My name is Marty and my first bike was a 1975 Kawasaki KE 250 Enduro that I purchased in 1977. My best freind had a Bultaco 250 Alpina and he taught me all of my off road skills. My other riding buddy was my high school German teacher, He had a BMW R60. That's where my appreciation for BMW's started. In 1985 I purchased a 1975 BMW 2002 automobile. It was and still is the best car I ever had. When I decided to get back in to riding, after a thirty year absence, I looked at alot of bikes...However I knew that I would be getting a BMW. The Boxers were calling my name but I went with an F700GS instead. I would love to hear from other GS owners about their experiences.