World's Biggest Lies!!!
I also wanted a GS for years, but saw all the posts on Concours, FJR and Triumph site saying one of the following:
1. You can't work on a BMW yourself - you need special tools, only a mechanic can do those special BMW things.
2. They are super expensive - some truth in that if you just buy new. Mine was demo and I got a great deal.
If anything I have found my 2011 R1200GS to be easier to work on than just about all of my previous bikes. On the second issue, check the prices out on all the top end sport tourers or dual sports. None of them are cheap anymore.
Old, but not Dead