BMW currently has all competition in their rear view mirror with their K1600 GTL. While considered a sport tourer, this bike blows everything away in the areas of technology and performance. With significantly accurate electronic suspension adjustment, ride mode settings, traction control, adjustable windscreen, blue tooth, simplistic operation of all functions, gobs of power in all gears at virtually any RPM, incredible handling, headlight that looks around corners etc. etc. Now all bikes have strengths and weaknesses. Personally, I think the GW may be the perfect balance between the Harley and BMW touring platforms. However, a buyer, looking for the best all around touring bike regardless of brand loyalty and buying new, has little reason to buy the GW. I am one enthusiast that hopes Honda steps up and leap frogs BMW with the next GW and does this in 2015. It will force all other brands to keep improving and provide guys like me choice in touring machines because today the GW gets no consideration.I know all of the above is possible. BMW, which I had considered, does much of the above already with a very comparable purchase price. Let's get with it Honda.