Despite the airbox issues I've got to admit I'm impressed by this bike.
Managed to win a small top case on ebay for half the retail price, which was great.
Disappointed with the laughable toolkit, compared to my previous 5 K100RS's ... but then certainly within the warranty period all is covered by service and recovery.
At point of purchase I had the bike specced with the genuine tank bag, this was fitted by the dealers and they commented they were'nt happy with its fit. It was very wobbly and loose. It appeared to be that the rear adjustment straps were stitched too low down with the foam backing. Dealers have been in touch with BMW to report the problem, they ordered a replacement and it was the same. I've fixed it by unpicking the stitching for about an inch back, and restitching. There's now enough scope to adjust properly.
I was also dismayed that on a £15,000 bike there was only one metal key and an emergency plastic key. I'd expected two metal keys to be honest. Given they're chipped to work with the EWS it's not just a case of having one cut. Again the dealers suggested I write to BMW, this worked a treat and the dealership was authorised by BMW to issue a free additional key
Whilst riding last night I was a bit concered that the engine appeared to sound distinctly more "tappetty" ... blips of the throttle at traffic stops etc made me more convinced ... all sorts whizzing though my mind .. cam lobe wear ... poor oil circulation etc.
Then of course I recalled that on the weekend my daughter had been on the back and we'd turned up the Autocom ... turns out the microphone in my helmet was picking up the engine noise and interestingly was magnifying the valvegear sounds LOL <phew>
I use the Autocom solo too as it connects to the GPS.