Nope, not true. I brought tires in to my BMW dealer because I live on a budget. Paying $100 per tire less warranted the internet. My service quy said $35 a pop to change them out. Deal! BMW dealer in Seattle: I picked up a sliver in the middle of my tread on a 1,500 mile Anakee. They wouldn't patch the tire. but would sell me another Anakee, At a $100 premium. 3000 miles later a pick up a panel nail in the middle of the tread of the new Anakee. Middle of a 8,500 mile trip. My sister says call the Harley Dealer. They say bring the wheel and tire in. I did, and $38 later I was on two wheels again. They loved the story about the Seattle BMW dealer. Oh, same dealer that wanted to hit me for my bike and $2,500 for a trade that my bike retailed for $3000 more. Hmmm. Just bought the new bike from a NC dealer who gave me the new bike, hard bags, center stand and money back. some dealers just suck.