Do not know about the BMW either. 16,500 miles on my 07 Uly in one year and one month. (7 months of ride time) Ride 90/10 as advertising suggests. Likes: Riding position, performance, handling, versatility, comfort (o6 seat modified), carrying capacity (the mack truck of motorcycles), drive belt, fuel economy (average 50 mpg, worse 47, best 60, equals or betters my wife's wee strom, light comes on @ 180). Dislikes: Wind noise! What can I say, I am a pencil necked geek. I ride with a neck sock and ear plugs and it still sounds like my head is in a jet engine. Problem is I have not taken time out from riding to figure out a solution. (Have read alllllllll the posts regarding this) Not a dislike, but it is tall and is top heavy when loaded with tank bag, rear seat bag, side bags, and full beer cooler on the rear tail. (note, all the ice water runs out of the beer cooler when it flips upside down) Failures: Oil Cooler leak @ 8,000, Rear Wheel bearings @ 14,000, 1 flat rear (plugged and aired faster than the wife could go pee) When I figure out a fix for the wind noise I will be able to ride in excess of 500 miles per day. Not trying to sell you a bike, just giving you my experiences. In my opinion for this bike to fall into the "advertised" touring catagory it needs better wind protection as an "option" from the factory. Hope this helps all who are considering.