Good point - My two cents
As I said you have a good point, but here is the thing. Again this is just my opinion. I am 33 years old and have had BMW's since I was 29 cars and bikes. I am German/Brazilian (yeah what a mix) and I live in the US for 14 years now.
BMW Motorrad is ran pretty much 90% by germans, and like myself germans are pretty stubborn hard headed people, therefore the marketing division for Motorrad has one thing that is written ALL over their faces, minds, sticky notes and project plans.
The AGE and FINANCIAL demographics of the people that buy their bikes. And guess what my friend, you and I ARE NOT on that age group, financially I have an LT and RS you have a KR now so we fit but AGE wise we do not.
So with that said they will not cave and try to lure in younger "financially able" buyers, they still target the older "financially able" buyers. Half of the guys I work with and are my age think that I am crazy riding around on BMW's and dropping the $$$ for them, just to realize that the Star's, Victory's, HD's and Honda's they ride cost as much as a K1200R, or even R1200RT or GS.
A co-worker of mine just dropped 19K on a Victory, when I told him he could have bought a brand new 2005 LT for that he flipped.
My two cents........ They are awsome bikes aren't they. I sold my RS and I think by the end of the year I will have a K1200R for Urban Assaults.