In 2010, Motoplus (Netherlands) did the comparison between:
1. BMW K1300GT
2. Kawasaki 1400GTR
3. Yamaha FJR1300A
I place the article in black and white on http://logocom.be/moto/kawasaki/
and then go to 2010-10-Motoplus... or go directly to the link http://logocom.be/moto/kawasaki/2010...T-FJR1300A.pdf
You will need the password "MOTOPLUS" (author rights) for opening the PDF.
It is in Dutch, but I am a journalist so you have to read it 'right' (the same happens here, I presume), especially in the end:
Check page 11: Kawasaki is always second except for 'costs' where they even made the error that oil change is only every 12000 km instead of every 6000 km (reason I bought this moto, and also for the reason of big luggage possibilities, I use it for working).
But: Best price-quality = Kawasaki.
I still agree this article counts also for the Pan (I was a ST100 rider, and loved it a lot, but I did NOT like the newer Pan), I made the crazy record in consumption (3,7 liter/100 km = 602 km with one tank, do NOT try this at home, I will neither try it twice, I think), and the same counts for all the BMW's I drove.
I hoped the BMW K1600GT would be better, but even that is NOT true.
However I have the gell seat, and am happy to announce I had also an accident with the 1400GTR July 2013 and did not have any injury and the motorbike still drives perfectly (only at right side: mirror and case totall loss, my foot was protected by the side bars so guys, please take from me it can safe your feet), so now the 1400GTR got 13/10 from me.
BMW allways gives a lot to journalist (I am a journalist, so I do know), and Kawasaki only gives us by while a test model. That is the real reason.
The only things that can be better are: cruise control, option to have the old heating in the winter in Belgium of the old GTR for heating my legs (new version has the heat passed away by both sides) and an windscreen like only the old BMW K75 had (also a police motor).