I ride a 2009RT. I am not afraid of technology, just poorly designed or manufactured technology. I think ABS is great, but the controllers should last the life of the bike. ESA shocks should hold up better too, considering they cost over $3000 to replace. And then there are issues like fuel strips, fuel pump controllers, final drives, windscreen struts to name a few that should have better reliability. As far as the new GS goes, I hope the water pump does better than it did on the K1600.