I'm in that odd moment between purchase and delivery, so can't post a pic, but excited to have another boxer coming my way for the first time in 15 years. I stopped riding back then because I wanted to go to the track, but on four wheels with saftey cages, harness etc! That mission is now completed, and now like an old alcoholic, I've given in to the urge and love of bikes that never faded, despite my financial commitment to going round in circles fast on four wheels.
I was born in London, UK, and grew up there. My Dad bought his first BMW when he was 50, the year after my Mum passed. I was just 13 then, but I remember it like it was yesterday, a stunning black R60/5. He then progressed to an R90/6 then a R100/7, and also bought a beautiful R69S with a Stieb bullet sidecar. When I was able to afford my first BMW, it was an R60/6, after that I had 3 different R100/RS that I criss-crossed Europe on, and finally had a bumble-bee GS100 that I rode all across California when I first came here in the late 80's.
So, now I'm back to bikes, at the same age my Dad bought his first boxer. After years of doing many, many track days in fast cars I'm ready to return to life at a gentler more touring pace, and to two wheels. The boxer has come a long way since I've been away, and I'm excited to see how she'll feel. I bought the lightest one I could find, the HP2 MM.