Selective memory isn't unique to BMW employees. When I bought an Africa Twin I questioned the dealer about spoke corrosion and apparently it was unheard of. 12 months later saw my bike in the dealers for wheel rebuilds under warranty for corroded spokes. The problem came to light a few months after the first bikes were released to the public and even after an 'improved' spoke became available the problem persisted to the extent that the eventually Honda did what they should have done all along, began fitting stainless spokes. A head in the sand approach won't make a problem go away, it just makes for unhappy customers.