We did a fun group trail ride yesterday. One of the riders (you know the type with far too much confidence Vs ability) lost control of his bike on a downhill gravel section. He had the sence to bail out, the bike went over a 6 foot drop-off. It landed front wheel first and snapped both fork legs clear through along with quite a bit of other damage. He was OK but the bike is a near write off and only 6 months old. Hours were spent getting recovery sorted out as of course the bike was unrideable. I was shocked how fragile the machine is. Didn't take a photo as I thought that would be a bit insensitive. So I for one won't be considering one of these for serious adventure riding. I wonder if the new water cooled model is any stronger? Give me a set of conventional forks any-day! Anybody else had a show stopper with the big BMW?