Meese, people not bothering to open the owners manual is one thing but expecting their bikes to just work is another.
The great thing about the allies winning the last world war is that we all get to voice an opinion without fear of retribution.
Ridicule however is another matter and anyone who sticks their head above the trench is fair game especially here in the ether.
I then am one who strongly believes that in 2008, purchasing high end products from high end manufacturers should provide buyers with the confidence that it will perform ALL of its functions without failure or flaw.
Seats, Ignition security systems, Air intake systems, ABS systems, differentails, brake pad warning systems and centre stands have been manufactured for decades and mastered by most.
These bikes are very good and very sophisticated but the space station they are not.
If any BMW car was released with these issues it would make every motoring journal and newspaper the world over with resale values crucified.
I love riding my GT and it does so much so well but reliability on a new machine should just be a given.
So there I go again, head above the trench