After reading about the "many" who have owned numerous BMW's, one after another having serious mechanical issues, I'm a little puzzled why one doesn't "get it" after owning one dud after another. My new R1200R has 5000 flawless miles on it so far, but a brake recall has come out. I can tell you if this becomes the first of a series of issues on this bike, no matter how much I love it, it will be gone and there will never be another BMW in this garage. I've never had any problems on any Japanese bikes (nearly all Suzukis), though they all lack the refinement and attention to details of the German bike. So if this current bike develops a series of bugs, I'll get rid of it quickly and buy another Japanese bike and just upgrade the little details over period of time, if necessary. As of now, this R12R is the best overall bike I've ever owned.