"I would not buy a KTM engine made in India after seeing what they allowed with the RC390. The BMW engines made in China are still fairly new. Interested to see how they hold up." What information do you have regarding this? Because I too have heard of the 390 being high-strung, and prone to failure, but I assumed it was in the design, not necessarily in the manufacturing standards. All these engines are designed in house buy the (premium) brands, and I am certain BMW worked with them to ensure the quality they expected in each unit that comes off the line. IF an engine is built to specification, then it doesn't matter who built it, it will be the same engine. Many premium brands are finding the ability to have finally crafted products made in China by skilled tradesman, it just takes a corporate commitment to do so. I have some high-end American home theater speakers that I installed a few years back, I didn't know until after I installed them they were made in China, but to the specifications and quality standards of the manufacturer. They look & sound excellent. Everyone has their experiences and opinions, I'm just saying I think things have evolved in the last 20 years or so... Not everything that comes out of Asia is crap.