BMW F700GS to new 1000?
Like millions of others I'm quite intrigued over the soon to be released 2014 1000. I currently have an BMW F700GS,and love it, but would like more power and heft. The larger R1200GS is too big, and too expensive, and I'm not crazy as to how it handles. The new Strom looks like it a perfect compromise. 100HP is fine, as is the expected torque.
Just curious as to what issues to expect. I've heard some complaints about the clutch and tune so would just like some feedback so I know what to expect. I'm not very close to the dealer, as I am to the BMW dealer, so I have to exercise some caution. I'd appreciate some honest feedback on some of the weak points of the bike and pitfalls. I've heard some very good things about the both bikes, wee and vee, but as usual there are some consistent complaints as well.
as far as being an all-a-rounder, why has the wee been said to be better? Is it better on dirt? I'm not looking to do major dirt, but would like to do some gravel roads and dirt roads. I'm assuming the weight and geometry of the new Vee would lend itself to decent light off-road duty. The bulk of my needs are highway driving and major roads, but I do like to leave the road when I can.
I know no one has this bike yet, but I'm just curious what you current strom owners think. This bike looks like a home run, but I'd like to learn a little more about stroms overall before I get too delirious over it. Hopefully there will be a demo day somewhere as well.
Any feedback would be appreciated.