Have been riding this machine since mid Feb and 1st service done last month. I can only comment on the bike in comparison to my old bike, a '08 CBR1000rr. First impression when I took delivery, very smooth throttle control, especially in city riding. Gear shifts are also smoother although there's the clunk like the Honda going into 1st from neutral. Emits more heat than the Honda in city traffic but temperature readout on the gauge is similar to the Honda, between 70 to 107 degrees. The span on the factory clutch lever on the BMW is much wider than the Honda. The brakes bite better on the BMW and the feel is better. Wind buffeting, hardly any on the BMW. Sitting position, very similar but BMW has more room to move about. Instruments, very similar but the Honda has a larger speedo readout. Mirrors are better on the BMW. BMW has more vibration on the handle bars but hardly any on the foot pegs whereas the Honda is the opposite. Pulling power, BMW feels a lot quicker and smoother through the gears. Self cancelling signal lights on the BMW is useful. Built in lap timer is easy to use. When the low fuel light comes on, the display will show a count down of the kms left to empty, a very handy feature. Handling is pretty similar to the Honda but the ride of the standard suspension setup is firmer on the BMW. Body panels are well put together with metal screws rather than plastic screws/rivets. Paintwork is excellent. Oh, launch control is also standard so for those who fancy trackdays, this would be a useful feature.