Is it wrong of me to think that the NEW bike should be running correctly?
All in all it would not be a big deal, it's just compounded by the very poor treatment that I got. Help me out here, why do you guys think it's normal to have to "fix" a new motorcycle? I mean, TBS, PC111, idle adj.? I will do what I have to so the bike will run right but why? I would think the dealers would want a correctly running machine to leave the shop, no?
As for the BMW, I don't mean to compare, it's just the dealer was nice and respectful. I realize BMW has problems too.
It's not drama so much as selling a bike that worked well to get one that's new and not right. (yet)
Please detail who you bought the bike from, when you took delivery, and if you've contacted the dealer or been back for service? The problem you reference can be the result of poor setup. This is not unknown.
Fixing the stalling is generally relatively straightforward and may involve balancing the throttle bodies and putting 2-5,000 miles on the bike. These things are so tight from the factory that you either have to beat on them, or be patient. My fuel mileage increased about 10% now that I've passed 5,000 miles. The DL1000 is not as smooth as the 650: it's a price you pay for more power.
Fixing your wife's desire to own a BMW is not
easily remedied. Corporations like Harley Davidson, BMW, Nike, and others spend immense amounts of money on their brand to influence consumer behavior. They have been extremely successful doing so: people actually define their lives in terms of their purchase of these products.
Suzuki does not charge extra for their brand. Many of us here have owned one or more BMW's. We're happy to buy a motorcycle that fits our needs, without the excess price paid to "branding."
But please give us more details about your purchase, because frankly, without more details of who you bought it from, what their response has been, and how much time has elapsed, IMHO you are sounding like a troll. Most states have lemon laws that would allow you to return the bike with unaddressed drivability problems, but you have to give the dealer opportunities to fix the problem, and document your efforts to have them fix it.