I'm wondering if any of you guys have heard of any problems with BMW's R1100S sports tourer model. On the weekend a mate's subframe snapped off at all mounting points. When it happened, the bike veered wide as he was going into a tight corner. By the time he was able to hit the picks and wash off speed he hit the bank at around 10 km/h. To look at the bike, you'd swear that it was perfect. No scratches in the fairing, etc. Only visible signs of problems was the leaking rocker cover where it did an "oggy knob" as the bike impacted the earth of the bank. The subframe holds up the seat, rear cowl, etc. The only thing that stopped it dropping away altogether was that the underseat exhaust was bolted to the sub-frame and was holding it up. He had a gearsack rack and a reasonably loaded gearsack (clothes, shoes, etc.) so the load wasn't that great. Mind you, BMW fitted it prior to sale and the thing's designed to have panniers fitted. It'll be interesting to see what BMW will do about this.