Kind sir...I take umbrage to your statement. I was answering Tau's post (Originally Posted by tau I can see that still nobody has answered my questions; therefore I'm asking you another one: would you buy it / order it without ESA? Please explain your reply. Just to be frank with you guys, I'm willing to order it without ESA, as:) He asked a legitimate question. I did my best to give him an honest answer. I DID NOT BERATE the new GS. I only pointed out facts about shocks that are the FREAKING TRUTH! If your experience w/ Ohlins was unsatisfactory that is on you and who ever set up your shocks. Thousands of Ohlins owners can not be wrong. I have indeed heard of poor performing Ohlins and others as well. Don't make me let loose my flying monkeys. They are cajun and not very patient Let me make this perfectly clear. I realy like and respect the New GS. Is it perfect no. Will it ever break down... yes at some point. WILL ESA shocks be damn expensive to fix?...Yes with out question. They may in fact not be repairable. Shouldn't I be allowed to say these things to TAU? ALL BIKE suffer this malady. THey are machines that are man made. GOT IT? GOOD! .....besides.......didn't i say "It is all Good" at the end? It is all good, the new GS is a great bike. The cost of admission is an unknown. It always was and always will be. I have been riding / owning GS's ( and many other makes and models) since the R75/5 and R80. None were perfect. If anything BMW is fraught with little-bitty problems. I can fix every damn one of them too. Whining oh hell no.. trying to be helpful....ubetcha!