As an outsider looking in, its easy to say they didn't do their jobs, but
there just isn't a way to simulated everything a bike goes through when it gets into the real world..
I'm not talking about simulation, I know that they did a lot of road testing in the real world. With all the bikes that they were were riding and using for demos all over the world, barcelona and the like, I find it a bit odd the the problems were never noticed until people started buying them. Especially when there are posts here that say they had problems on the way home from the dealer. I can also go to any dealer today and buy another one with a bad speedo and no mention of problems. At that point the consumer is one with the speedo - STUCK!!