This weekend I sold my BMW boxer. It was a mixed blessing, to say the least. A very nice bike, great ride, super suspension, awesome brakes, the world's best hard bags. The flip side--serious lean surging (that I finally fixed), a fuel injection problem that caused repeated stalling, more buffeting and vibration than I expected, and less than nimble handling, primarily due to weight. I enjoyed the bike and I'm glad I had one, but the Japanese just can't be beat in value for the money or sportbike technology. The FI system on my F4i is perfect, in comparison. Live and learn.