It seems to be working for me too!
I hear ya. I’ve got nothing against the boxer. I had a ’78 R100 /7 B4 the RS. Both bikes passed the 100K mi mark. I like naked version of the boxer, but weight is becoming a factor. I need to be able to pick it up if it falls. Weight is the issue here. If I can get the capabilities with a lighter model, I’m sold. Here are the weight in lbs (Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled) comparisons:
R1100RS F800GT R1200GS
527 470 525