Alright...I'll expand on this, but wanted to get a quick comparison to the V4S on here as well. Got 312 miles in today on it...and it was pretty comfortable.
The quickshifter blows the Ducati V4S QS out of the water. Smoother upshifts, smoother downshifts, don't need to close the throttle to blip down...superior in every way.
The power delivery is more linear/smooth than the Ducati and this isn't necessarily a bad thing (thanks Shift-cam).
This is the one that is going to start a **** storm...
The brakes on the BMW are better than the Ducati IMO. Noticeably better stock vs stock.
Not a huge fan of the cable clutch, it's definitely different than a hydraulic but I'll get used to it. At least I'm not bleeding it every 250 miles like the V4S.
There's really no comparison when it comes to all the creature features. The Ducati had none. The BMW has it all. Navigation, media, cruise control, heated grips...a fuel gauge.
The stock shift lever looks cheap on the BMW, as someone else mentioned.
The limiter is honestly a huge pain in the ass and dangerous...multiple times I was looking for "more" today and it just died at 9000. That's my main complaint, really, and it'll go away shortly.