Initially I was hesitant to get the first year K1600 and was going to wait till the 2nd year but was let my emotions get the best of me. Got my GTL in July and have 15K miles on her and am totally satisfied with my decision. Issues have been minor and IMO and would not have been worth the wait for another year. Considering all the new technology in this bike BMW did an excellent job with the first year production. Most of all the technology had been proven in their cars so it was not a huge leap for them to incorporate into a bike.