I am looking to replace my 10-year old Honda Deauville (NT650V) with a similar size touring bike that has ABS. The BMW F 800 GT seemed to tick the boxes for an affordable, low weight, comfortable and under 1000cc touring bike, which didn’t have a high maintenance chain drive. So I had a test ride and was impressed with the power, rider and ion seat comfort, optional detachable panniers, instrumentation and the re-assurance of having ABS. However I would like to see a lower 1st gear for riding in slow traffic, a higher screen to direct the air over my helmet, a top box to hold 2 helmets, and higher handlebars to take the weight off my wrists.
Look, the 914 was built by Volkswagen! Porsche designed the car but there weren’t any Porsche parts in it..... because it was built by VW. I owned a 1974 model (bought used in late 1976). It had the VW 1.8 liter flat-4 engine (used in the VW truck/bus). It was a great car. Lot’s of trunk space with the front trunk and the back trunk too. When you took off the fiberglass roof panel it fit in the in the rear where it mounted on rubber bushings that held it over anything in the rear trunk. The engine access was pretty small as it was a panel behind the rear engine and in front of therear trunk, but you could get to the engine from the bottom very easily.