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> The SV, because of its attractive price, is built accordingly. The brakes and suspension are crap.

Largely true (though 2nd gen was a great deal better)

But, the F800S still has truly crappy suspension itself.
One step above bottom shelf. Some $5000 Japanese, and all 8-9000 Japanese have much much better, have have for pushing 15 years.

The F800, if we're going to talk about suspension (and neglecting cruisers) is arguably the worst suspension value on the market. Brakes are at least a bit better than an SV.

Otoh, when I'm insufficently subtle, the SV's brakes can already literally throw me out of the saddle. Just takes 3 fingers instead of 2. Not sure how much more one needs.

On the other other hand, being a suspension engineer, I'm glad BMW has left so much room for improvement. More work, of the interesting variety, for me. Cool.
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