About a month ago, I bought my first BMW which is an 04 R1150RT. Have been riding off and on since 1972 first while stationed in Germany. That's where I got my first exposure to BMW bikes but never owned one until now. Have had several Suzuki GS models in the 80s, a 72 Triumph Bonneville, and most recently a Suzuki VStrom 650. Sold the VStrom which was a wonderful ride but time for something different. I still own a 09 Triumph Bonneville SE in addition to the BMW. Hoping to do some more touring, so the BMW seemed to fit and a good time to try it out. Looking forward to following the discussions and reports. Hopeful of meeting some of you in the future.