Got my new 1250 GSA a few weeks ago and I've just been loving the bike. I've taken it on a few longer rides, dredged through commuter traffic and I've pounded around 50 miles of double-track dirt roads and I really have no complaints. I've ridden a lot of motorcycles over the years and this is about as close to perfect as I've had. For perspective, I'm an avid off road, enduro enthusiast. I put a lot of hard core, very technical miles on my KTM 500 EXC-F. It's my go to girl when I'm out solo and want to be sure to come home in one piece. Living in Coloardo we have some epic single-track that would eat the GS for lunch. That said, we also have some amazing mountain roads, connected through paved and unpaved networks of trails. You could be riding on windy black top mountain road for 50 miles, then 10 miles of double-track, then another 50 paved. I wanted a bike I could ride out my front door and hit those tracks. All in all, the bike really comes stock with what you need for most riders, myself included. At least, for the intended purposes I plan to use it. That said, I made this lovely bike mine with a few adornments. Some practical and some less so. AltRider headlight guard. Overall the fit/finish is great and install was cake. The lexan is terrible, fragile and scratched pretty easy for me, so I finalized on the metal after junking the lexan. It's a bit "Mad Max" but looks cool. Honestly I cannot tell a difference at night with or without the guard, so no discernible light loss. Weiser Technik LED replacements. The one disappointment on this bike were the signals, thanks US DOT. Weiser's LED board has 12 LEDs that are super bright and fill the entire lens. You remove the factory bulb and plastic reflector. I just got the standalone turn signals. At $85 a pair, they are expensive, but well worth it. I highly recommend them. Install was less than 5 minutes for 4 lights. Black edition wind deflectors. The clear just didn't do it for me, so I purchased the BMW black ones. I like the blacked-out cockpit look! Wunderlich sun-visors for Nav 6 and TFT. Overall the TFT and GPS are visible in bright daylight, but these give you just a bit more contrast on super bright days and it's there I notice a difference. I also hate screen protectors that make these beautiful screens look like dog poop, so they add enough protection as well that I'm happy. The fit/finish is superb, OEM-like and I highly recommend them, especially the TFT. Wunderlich dual-USB. Replaced the factory 12V thinga-ma-jiggy with something I'll actually use from time to time. Quality, like other Wunderlich products, is superb. Install was 10 minutes, very easy. Wunderlich Ergo risers. I'm 6'0" but I have a longer than normal torso. On one of my 150+ mile rides I felt like I was crouching a bit. On another ride I stood numerous times on a dirt road and felt the bars were a little low. I looked at Rox, but they were out of stock, so I opted for these. Their quality is superb. They come with 4 stainless, torx bolts. The longer set mount to the crown, noting the bolt with the shorter head goes in front. No adjustments were needed to the cables. I was skeptical it would be noticeable and boy was I wrong! These are just awesome and I've noticed no difference in ability to control the bike, turn tight figure-eights, etc. Just outstanding, highly recommended. BMW Motorrad, adjustable foot peg. Unnecessary for my riding, but when I saw them in the shop, I had to have them. They're black! They are expensive, but well built and highly functional. The rubber insulated peg for road riding is nice and standing for dirt roads really does bite. For how i will use the bike, these are perfect. The stock position is great for me, but they have 2 more lower levels if needed. I wished they made a set for the passenger too! Machine Art Moto ADVance Guards. These were a luxury item. Reading all the forum posts and watching YouTube videos made me think I should try them since the white guards weren't doing it for me for looks and functionality. I believe the hype now. When I took the bike in for service it was 48 degrees, so I flipped the guards in the high position. It really worked! Later that day, when it got around 75, I put them in the position shown below and it was great. These things are a work of art, built like a swiss watch had a baby with a Sherman tank. They are expensive, but guys/gals, you get what you pay for. These will not disappoint. Install was easy, took about 25-30 minutes to fit just how I wanted them. BMW Top Case, black edition (of course). Not sure if I'll do the side cases, but the top-case is a must for me. I love it! And I love bringing Old Glory along with me on every ride, day or night! Rizoma Rear Brake Reservoir Cap. Total bling here, I know, I know. But it's so pretty! It's not black! Plus it's lighter so now I can do things that I couldn't do before...totally changed how the bike feels! Thanks for lurking and if you're on the fence about a GS, stop thinking about it and do it. These bikes will change what you think about a motorcycle.