Growing impatient waiting for a Honda I had decided on, I am starting to think about alternatives.
I've sat on a BMW G650GS and liked it. It fits into what I had been thinking of paying (MSRP is USD 7850 including ABS). But forums are scary with reliability issues - warm start problems, fork failures, swing arm failures, ... Even atomicalex here seems to be having issues with hers.
But the 3 year/36k mi warranty is attractive too and it's cheaper to insure than the Honda.
Any views on this bike in general and it's reliability in particular?