I agree on the BMW sidestands. Must be in Germany they only use concrete or a very high density of asphault. Or, the German engineers figure that everyone only uses the centerstand. Because the typical BMW sidestand footprint is more of a tiny pie cutter shape than anything useful.
That is why I use the centerstand on my 94RS a very high percentage. But it is very easy to get my RS on the centerstand. Same for most BMWs with the exception of the K12 and K13GT, and the LT of course (which I can do). Helps to have strong legs and hips, no back issues, doesn't take much arm strength, but strong hands help too.