Am I a kool-aid drinker?? They seem a little suspect in their reporting of the issue. Like number 1) what would change in first 600 miles??...if it was a design issue. And 2)...he paid cash for a bike he had never ridden?? And 3) referencing the speed limiter...seems like he was aware of potential before purchasing; perhaps he learned after the incident while researching. Idk...seems like motorcycles can have reactions to buffeting winds and it can be unnerving, but to the level of never riding it again seems excessive. I don't know what to think. I'm so happy with mine (GT). So smooth and solid and predictable. Perhaps if I knew these people personally I would have a deeper empathy for their complaints or a better understanding that their bikes were flawed. I'm so skeptical these days. If the platform (basically the Bs/GAs) was pushed through development chasing prospective sales to the point of endangering the consumer and the public in general, it needs to be addressed. But the complaints seem to be so random and so many others' reports are contrary, it's hard for me process and decide what's really happening. I'll try to keep an open mind as evidence continues to come in.
Yep. All of this echoes my thoughts. I even tell people I'm a BMW kool-aid drinker, but everyone here can no doubt give a laundry list of things they don't like about BMW, so it's not like the members on this forum have their collective heads in the sand.
Like you, I'd like to know more about the PEOPLE involved here: How long have they been riding? What types of bikes have they owned in the past? Did they not know of the "you might want to go a bit slower" situation with the GA? And if not, how did they not? BMW hasn't covered it up. Describe that "death wobble" in a lot more detail. What did you do to stop the "oscillation"?
In short, I'd like to put some of these folks on the superslab with tractor-trailers riding several bikes my wife and I have owned in the past:
If, for example, they had done the inadvisable, and learned to ride on an even heavier Harley Ultra-Glide or older model Wing, for example, and you put them behind a big rig on one of those three bikes, they might poop their pants.
But like you, that's just what I suspect. I don't know any of that, and evidence is evidence, so I'll be paying close attention.