Factor in resale too
I had two friends sell their gs's with 70k miles between the two with little problem, and for great resale value...they may be a little more to get into, but hold their value better..
Just saw a brand new Yamaha 250, brand new, 2 years old sitting in the crate.. That kills retail sales of any used 250 yamaha's around..as far as same model..
Gs, dead simple, proven, and when the water cooled hits soon, watch the used ones get snapped up
I don't think you can find any Beemer 2 year old sitting in a crate...get one and ride it