I couldn't agree more with your sentiment. The problem I have is what next. The new Gold Wing is a possible but the reduced luggage. orUpdate:
I had to agree to a third attempt to fix the oil leak between the engine case and the notorious water pump as lemon laws in Germany are not as clear cut as it seems. Depending on what kind of equipment you buy, you may have to accept up to three repair attempts. Anyway, in went water pump #3 and I got the bike back for extensive testing. If oil leak shows up again, we are in a forced buy back situation and I will claim all losses that occurred in the context of the oil pump problem. The other things like windshield actuator, NAV6, Spragg clutch were fixed, left pull has not been acknowledged as problem yet, but I am working on it.
Dealer mentioned that they received some envelope from BMW to compensate me for my trouble once the bike turns out to be OK. We will see what is in the envelope once the time comes. Maybe a free weekend on a demo R18.........can't wait to get my butt on this piece of nonsense.
As I said earlier, my love affair with the BMW K1600 is over and from now on it is like my divorced wife to me. Costs money, spells trouble and means nothing to me anymore.
Currently looking at a Triumph Tiger 1200 and likely will buy one before Triumph screws up the great triple engine by introducing for 2021/2022 a T-crank to give it more 'character' by making it vibrate more across the rev range. Character, my ass...........