I called into the local BMW dealer last Saturday and checked out one of the 1200 GS's they're currently knocking 3.5 gorillas off in preparation for the release of the new GS. Well spank me..... the "salesperson" showed me all the latest electrickery, GPS'ery, and suspension that can do its thing 300 times a second without you even knowing. Boy it makes my old 1100 GS look simply prehistoric. Tell me, why do I/we need a bike to have a gadget that becomes a calculator, a metric to imperial converter, plays music, orders your pizza, allows you to receive phone calls from far away call centres at dinner time, and has the ability to inject air into your inflatable companion. Sorry, made that last bit up....... Looks like I'm staying with my old 1100 as I haven't got the brain power to use all that technology.