Seriously to all who are concerned about a price increase, its going to go up no matter what. It always will weather its air cooled or water cooled that doesn't matter. So the proof will be when you ride the new bike and see how nice it is. Motorcross bikes, enduro bikes they are all water cooled for a reason, it just plain works. I would imagine BMW will do everything possible to keep the plumbing well protected on bike of its nature. Who knows though, I am open to the new motor so long as the bike sticks to its heritage and is a boxer twin.