I can not imagine the problems this new 1600cc bike will have for the first 3 or 4 model years. And, as we know, it takes BMW that long to address any number of issues that crop up on new models.
I can only hope they go to a chain drive so people can buy with confidence in the "final drive" area of this new bike. I think they should use a clear window in the fuel tank, like the one for checking oil level, so fuel level will be easy to check and BMW won't have to spend more time and money on figuring out what's wrong with the fuel strips....God knows they've spent enough time on it.
Perhaps they'll take a little more time in routing brake lines so they won't have to recall bikes for that reason. Looks like EWS has been figured out and corrected. I think that took several tries and three years....or was it four?
Hopefully they won't resurrect the dash from the 90's R and K bikes that melted or something after a while (speedo needle went nuts or just died). They never really fixed that, just kept replacing them until they quit selling those bikes.
And please, go back to the cable clutches, slave cylinders are made to fail...that's what they do. By doing so, perhaps BMW can keep the new bike's price under $24,875 (oh sorry, that's without the $570.00 shipping charges....oh, and you wanted a comfort seat with that....that's an additional $420.00).
Can't wait till they add i-Drive from the car line....that'll be just great?
Yes, some of this is tongue-in-cheek, but oh so much truth here.
You Beta testers take heart, the rest of us will help you along with our comments after your purchase....and may God and a million caring mechanics follow you through the "valley" of new model BMW ownership.