It's hard to comment on other brands without coming across as bashing. No one was shouting POS something or other. There is a certain level of generalization on any brand and comments will focus on known issues. I honestly tried to get the HD thing. I've had several opportunities to swap bikes and give them a good test. Sorry, I don't get it. Must be me because I see more of those on the road than any other brand when traveling. If I speak of a break down it is with personal experience. I'm not relying on hearsay or even posted photos. In fifteen years of the group riding with mixed brands I've never had a Japanese bike not finish a ride. I've never personally seen a BMW shaft fail on a ride. Enough other stuff to make me cautious of them. I'm just getting old. Took my Cayman into the dealer today and am trying out a InfinityG sedan. I'm tired of a stiff ride (down boys) manual shift and Porsche maintenance schedule. I do have to admit it was disappointing not to have kids point and turn heads when I was driving the Infiniti. Maybe the dealer can put loud pipes on it.