Here comes the new F800GT.
BMW plans to take the wraps off the new iteration of its popular F800ST middleweight sport touring model at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach next month.
The new version of the big, belt-driven, water-cooled, two-cylinder has a bit more horsepower and a bit more comfort -- 90 horsepower, up from 85, and a new windshield and new, fuller fairing. It features standard anti-lock brakes and a slip-on Akrapovic silencer that cuts a few pounds off the weight and creates what BMW calls "a particularly earthy 2-cylinder sound."
I like the sound of that sound.
The new model also offers a dizzying array of luggage options, four choices for seat height and comfort, in three color schemes: Radiant Valencia Orange Metallic ("dynamic extrovert character"), Dark Graphite Metallic ("elegant, refined"), and Light White ("decidedly bold and athletic").