I tried an F800 a few months ago and liked it very much. It was a bit tall for me but not too bad (I'm 5' 7".) The ride was excellent, and the handling was nice although I did not push it much on a 20-minute test ride. What I liked best was the engine - I like vertical twins, having owned two old British bikes, and the engine in the BMW let *just* enough vibe through to give it a lovely character without being annoying. I liked the vert-twin grunt and sound too. Overall, I'm not in the market for that kind of bike but I could recommend it to anyone who is!