The BMW has never left me stranded, but there are some issues with the oil head design.
The big issue is oil consumption. The engines are known for this, and mine is within spec, but sometimes it uses so much that it feels like I am riding a 2stroke!
2nd, the final drive seal leaks. Had it repaired under warranty umpteen times but they probably just filled it with oil...eventually I am going to do it myself the right way.
3rd, not crazy about the plastic build quality, and almost all of the fasteners are blackened steel - not stainless, you would think with a BMW that they would spend the extra $50, but no....
What I like, is the fairing - I have Wudo screen on, with raised bars, and I love the locking saddlebags, this makes going to work a pleasure - did I also mention that in my city you can pull up on alley street sidewalks and park for free?! Take that cagers!
BTW BMW has a new generation boxer engine out now, and the final drive is supposedly sealed for life. I am waiting to see what the new S model will look like...
Pretty impressive, I always tell myself I don't need a car but I just can't part with it. So how do you like the BMW for an everyday bike?