The problem with the C is it is so damn comfortable on long rides. I can put a 900 mile day on it with out thinking about pain in my knees or back. It can't rip the twisties, like a sport-tourer, they came under powered, not enough gears, and after market parts availability sucks. Replacement parts are 3 times too high compared to other bike brands. Fuel tanks are too small, not enough range to be comfortable, I would prefer 300 miles minimum. BMW choked down the throttle bodies, and screwed with the cam and computer to make a rolling tractor. On the other side of the coin. They use many of the same mechanical parts as all the other BMW R models of that time period. I also can add a tour tank for range. Adding a 6 speed was easy, changing the cams also easy. Finding a dual spark computer from one of those RT, GS for an 04, pain in ass. BMW should have offered special order internals and the bike would have been one to contend with. It also seems that the Japanese do understand the US market. They know that most cruiser riders want to make the bike their own through custom parts. The Germans still want us to suck down what ever they throw at us and we "vill" like it. Idiots. Then when they fail again in a market, they fall back on the B. S. Claim, "it is a niche bike". Not that they screwed up again.