I find the previous poster a bit bias...ok a lot! I have the terrible, bought used, 2006 GSA and I typically do between 18 and 20K miles a year. The only problem I have had was I noticed more metal in my FD last year than I was comfortable with so I replaced it with one that I bought from a guy on here with 5K miles for $500.00. Other than that just normal maintenance and farkling in a little under 80K miles, that's pretty cheap in my book. I ride my bike a fair amount off road as well so it gets a bit more used and abused. What you will find is that the opposing twin motors are easy to work on and pretty darn reliable. Oh and this is my first BMW and it won't be the last based on what I have experienced so far.