Good find. This will be timely on other post with issue!
Traditionally smaller bike did not come with center stands. General feeling being unnecessary weight. Less weight critical for decent power to pound ratio on a smaller bike. Keep adding pounds to a marginally porky bike……..where do you stop? Super simple to hoist a back tire with side stand for road work. Not sure BMW thinking profits if they don’t offer the stand. I know my F700GS required me to ante up for a center stand, which did chap my hide some as that unit too heavy to toss up on side stand safely. At least BMW left a spot for a center stand for those who wish one. After riding an Airhead for many miles, it’s very off putting to not park on the center stand. On those it was required to avoid oil from crankcase from getting into combustion chamber when parked leaning.
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