BMW has led the industry in innovation and technology for decades. You and others can feel like chumps if you want, but shouldn’t. An outstanding marketing effort sucks all of us in to this whale skin vortex. I bought into it before Charlie and Ewan. I drank their Kool-aid and was absolutely EFFIN intoxicated with my first and second GSAs. But even still, sometimes they introduce something that isn’t totally sorted, or there’s a problem in the assembly line. Luckily for the new owners, they have the absolute best warranty in the industry. You’ve been here for a month and a half(?). Maybe read more, post less. I’m not going to recite all the issues that have come to light since long before I joined ADVrider, and began purchasing BMW motorcycles. Just a few years ago, Consumer Reports and others rated BMW motorcycles at the bottom of the heap. To rub salt in the wounds, BMW and many of their dealers wouldn’t even admit that some of the problems existed. I think that poor rating by Consumer Reports helped more than all of our bellyaching to bring about change. The Father land listened. I still loved my GSA’s (wouldn’t have any other), F700GS, and F650GS(bought for SO’s and kids to ride). Feel free to go back fifteen years or so in this forum if you want. Or do google searches. I don’t care. I’d also recommend staying out of the basement. But keep drinking the kool-aid.