I purchased a 2012 RT back in March and I'm just getting around to joining this forum. I've been riding a Honda ST 1300 for the past four years and decided to try the RT for increased creature comforts. I'm not getting any younger and I like creature comforts on long trips but still am young enough to enjoy the sport side of sport-touring. Typically, I ride 15K - 20K miles per year and always want to up these numbers.
Me and a buddy are heading west at the end of this month so I've ordered the BMR rack and Illium foot pegs. I haven't received either so I can't comment on quality/comfort as of yet but I will be happy to report on both after my trip. We camp when we travel so I am guessing the rack will come in quite handy on the trip.
Most of my forum activities are still on ST-Owners.com as I have met some great people that are like family over there. I know what an asset a good forum community can be for specific brands and I will probably have questions about my RT from time to time. I look forward to participating in gatherings with the BMW Owners as a BMW owner. In 2009, I attended the BMW Bash at The Hub (with my ST) and rode with some Memphis and Cape Girardeau riders over to the Oark General Store.
I put my information in The Book so if you are passing through Russellville, Ar give me a shout. I can point you in the direction of pretty good roads.