I'm curious about something. Why are BMW hand controls so much different that the other makes? As everyone knows, on most modern Japanese bikes, you operate both signals from one switch on the left bar. On Harleys, the left signal is on the left bar, push once to signal, push again to cancel, ditto for the right bar. Beemer uses one button on each bar, then an entirely different button you push UP to cancel either signal. I'm not bashing, or complaining, so no need to get defensive of your chosen brand. I find no fault with any of the above layouts, you can get used to and easily use any of them. But I'm a curious sort of guy that likes to question things. Does anyone know if theres a reason BMW uses the odd layout and why they've stuck with it in the face of what seems like a pretty universal system? I've searched, but using the terms "turn signals", "controls", "BMW" or any variation leads to more responses than I can wade through.