The 8GS.... No. But that is not really the bikes fault. The 8GS is a fine ride, that have good market share, and different riders have different goals and style. Generally speaking, I think there are too many things that have to be tweaked for optimum performance, in comparison to the price you pay. If those things were adjustable out of the box, then that would have been ok. But they are not, and it ends up costing you an arm and a leg.I think the biggest one is the fact that the front forks have no rebound, and compression control. Idiots.... ( BMW). That really is the best word that comes to mind. Spring rate... I get that. We are all different weight, but no compression/rebound. That is a major blunder. I had mine since 2009 so I have seen the early ugly'nes. Generally speaking on a fleet wide basis, I think reliability is good, with some misses, like gas tank cracking... etc...etc... That took too long to fix. Personally I think that 30000+ miles on a stator is acceptable, but I do take issue with a company that know a defective is in their bike and NOT offering a free replacement or other means of help. That being said, I loved riding my 8GS, as it always made me grin. But I sank in a ton of $$ in it, and have not gotten to the forks. I did not plan on replacing it. Then I rode a different bike, and what really sold me on that was the simple fact that everything felt great out of the box. ( with perhaps exception of the handle bar heights, as they could go up 1/2-3/4 inch for perfection) everything was adjustable and ergos was fantastic. Geometry was awesome. That is where I think BMW missed the boat on the 8GS. To summarize...: To many things/items NOT adjustable without sinking in lots of mullah, which makes the 8GS a very expensive bike.