I sold my bumble be a few years back, just to hard to maneuver. I have an old Honda XL500 that weighs about 330 lbs. The Sertero I guess weighs about another 100. Honda has an NX700 that just came out, that looks pretty acceptable, and it is a 2 cylinder. But the price is more than I can get a 2012 Sertero with 4 miles on it from a friend. $8k for the Beemer.
Honda will not let me test drive, I'm not sure if BMW still lets you test drive.
Does anybody have any experience driving the different dual purpose bikes, and what do you think. I have heard that the Kawasaki and the Beemer are the top two. I don't like the 100lbs extra, as I am small myself, but could muscle the 400+ bike I guess. I survived the 91 R100GS Bumble Bee, but really did not get the enjoyment because it was a beast.
I know I have been away for awhile, bad beemer experience with bike and dealers, don't know if the G650GS Sertero can bring me back.
Thanks for your input.