You are correct my friend. I could not stand it any longer... my all time favorite bike. And at 0.9 and BMW making the first 5 payments, this 04 model is 3,500 less than my 01. The Triumph is lighter, smoother, has a bigger tank, makes more power and torque and is less expensive to maintain. For some reason it just doesn't satisfy me like the trusty old R1100S. I am so glad to be back on one.