Ever heard the expression "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones"
This is totally
but it's a very old thread anyway
Go back and watch "The long Way Down" again. The parts that broke were the aftermarket Ohlins shocks that they fitted not the original BMW parts. I have a 1200GS which has taken me all over the world without any major problems and after 120,000km I'm very happy with it.
Also as for being overpriced, In Australia at least the price of the 1200gs is comparable with the new Super Tenere, and the XT660z Tenere is more expensive than the BMW G650gs
By the way I also own a '83 600 Tenere 34L and a 660z Tenere, they have there faults too, but I still love all three bikes. You don't say if you've owned or do own a BMW??
I'm not looking for a fight, but I'm just sick of people BMW bashing (or any make) without good cause or reason.