Hi everyone! New to BMW but not motorcycles. Riding off and on for over 30yrs. I recently sold my goldwing and purchased a new 2009 R1200RT. Best decision I ever made. Unfortunately, I can't take credit for the smart decision, my son convinced me to look at and try the new R1200RT. He was also looking for an upgrade for his SV650 and we tried the R1200RT at the same time. I was ready to purchase right then and there. The bike was smooth and effortless to ride. My son purchased the blue and I the black. Our first weekend we put on 400 miles thanks to our quick trip Americade. The more I ride the bike the better I like it. Can't wait to take some longer trips.