I have put 37K+ miles on my GTL in the 18 months I have had it. Few issues but have been resolved under warranty. None of which would have interupted a trip. Currently waiting on a Cam Shaft Sensor from the Fatherland which was causing the bike to run on a little rough @startup. No issues with engine, trany, or rear drive other then a faulty valve @16K. I knew buying a first production year model might have a few issues but BMW has been good at working to resplve. Would I but again - yes but would have been smarter to wait for the 2013 model.