Washington State Patrol has dumped BMW RT-P for the Honda ST1300. With limited repair facilities, excessive expenses related to their use, BMW's are gone and the Honda is in. I could see this coming and have to agree with them. It is only a tool for those folks and economy is important. I think the 4 cylinder engine smoothness is part of it also. If you ever looked at the price list for various authority parts you would have a heart attack.