BMW s are not known for strong side stands! a good aftermarket stand for the airheads was very popular. The old K bike stands gradually bend and allow the bike to lean too far. Modern bikes seem to come with a warning to not sit on the bike while it is on the stand, I found that even in the owners book of my 2005 KTM adv centerstand. Sad to say, but if you want a good side stand, the ones on most Harleys is better than average!