I went up to the Seattle dealer yesterday, Ride West, as they were the starting point for a planned ride. Lots of riders with a big mix of bikes to include side cars. Anyway, I got my stuff and as I get on my GT a couple of guys parked next come over to ask about the GT. Got all the usual blah, blah, and did I try the blah brand and how about the other blah brand. You know the conversation. They were both amazed at how BMW will actually let them ride a demo, really ride it, like for hours at a time. Then, how about that ESA, yeah, it really does work, it went on like this for some time. Both of these guys were looking for new bikes and BMW has really come up on their radar. Closing question was how many miles I have on my GT, tell them just over 9K. The questioner was astonished, didn't that bike just come out? His comment to his buddy was these beemer riders sure put on the miles. I just smiled and didn't bother to tell about you guys that really ride. He wouldn't believe it.