We've now drunk the rider-aid Kool-Aid, and generally believe in the power of electronics to make us faster, safer, more satisfied riders. The BMW, however, makes an argument against too much intervention, or at least too much integration. The faster you go on this bike, the more e-compromises you uncover. Sport mode is mildly annoying on the street, as the ABS numbs the front brake lever to keep the rear wheel down and the wheelie control engages abruptly whenever the front snaps up. Race mode is better, but the ABS still occasionally stepped in too much-especially approaching Infineon's hard-braking, rear-lifting downhill turns-causing a soft lever and missed apexes. The ABS is unflappable in slick mode, but then DTC only works at lean angles greater than 53 degrees, and the tire often lights as soon as you pick the bike up! We think the lady doth protest too much.