Got my notification today, recall in force, but no parts available to fix 2018 GTL.
This is after my leg soaking, fuel spraying breakdown on the interstate.
Still wish I kept my 2000 KLT; more and more regretful.
I'm telling myself that if the GTL doesn't get fixed this winter before riding season spring 2020, I'm going to buy a Honda Goldwing and sell the GTL at a painful loss.
I'm not ranting, so chill.
"No brag, just fact." (now who remembers that?)
As a long time BMW enthusiast, and in love with Airheads from 1970 on, I'm just getting a little jaundiced with BMW chasing the "super-tech" at the expense of reliability. I mean, they can engineer, why can't they fabricate?
The KLT remains my last, best BMW.
My impression of BMW marketing is that they'd like to sell a new, high tech bike every couple of years to deep pocketed yuppies who seek the BMW image, warranty recalls be damned. The days of having the goal of building a reliable, long distance touring bike are long gone. Sad.
Ok, in fairness, the BMW performance is unsurpassed. Unmatched handling.
Surpassed reliability however.
Now that should stir the pot...
On the other hand, my 2018 GTL will probably get fixed under warranty this winter, be ready for riding come spring, I'll have my Russell Day Long saddle, and I'll be loving the ride.
And there will be world peace.