"drop the resale values on '06 models"
Quite the opposite might occur. it makes the '06 unique and guarantees "known" brake performance. This new system is untried and unproven.
I think BMW has only done this to bring industry "conformity" to their lineup. The old addage; "if you can't beat them, join them" comes to mind. The new system also has the added bonus of costing far less to manufacturer improving margins on their hottest product.
I like my "power-assisted" brakes thank-you. I like them very much. I'm disappointed to see them go. All those new adopters to BMW will never know what they missed; "the world's safest motorcycle braking system".
IBA, MOA, ONS
The mind knows no speed limit.
'06 GT - CGM "Katie"
'84 Airhead "Rita"