Just traded my KTM990 Adv for the CT.
KTM was a great bike - but, having booked a Friday off and planned a long weekend in Wales with the missus, It decided to dump it's coolant in a supermarket carpark 40 miles from home. Only a faulty rad cap, but enough to waste both our holidays and leave us stranded for 4 hours.
I have owned 5 BMW's:
K100, Bomb proof, but horrible to ride.... No faults.
R1200 GS 05 model. Lost all electrics and servo brakes at 80 in fast lane! Crank case rear oil seal failure = New clutch and engine split £800 thank you sir.
R1200 GS 07 model. Rear drive replaced under warranty. Warped discs replaced under warranty. Fuel gauge fault. Tyre pressure sensors fault. Rear shock adjuster seized replaced under warranty.
R1150 RS 51 plate. Servo assisted brakes failed without warning leaving no brakes approaching a T junction. Shot across the road and up a grass bank. 2 days after warranty ran out - that will be £1600 to fix sir - No thanks - ripped the rubbish off the bike and fitted a bypass kit.
R1200 GS 08 model. Warped discs replaced under warranty (been here before!). Suddenly started drinking fuel and running 3 bars cooler, investigated under warranty - 'Everything is within tolerance sir and that will be £84 as no fault found' Never again Mr BMW!
Honda's Owned: XL100S, XL250S, XL700V, CBF600SA, NC700X, Blackbird and now the CT. Faults - One headlight bulb on the XL250S in 1980.
I have never had issue with Honda Dealers or had any doubt that when I put the key in and start the bike it will be ready to go and will get me to and back from my destination.
This along with the fact that the CT is a fantastic machine made me buy it - peace of mind is priceless!
Whatever you end up buying - enjoy it and be safe.