Yesterday was the 1 year anniversary of my bringing home my first BMW.
A couple of thoughts on the bike:
Still enjoying it incredibly! I traded a two year old Honda ST1300A with just over 37K miles on it for the RT. No regrets!
Over the past year, the RT has consumed some 559 gallons of premium fuel, and almost 5 maintenance intervals. The average fuel economy has been 41.9MPG during the course of the year. She's gone through 3 sets of tires in that time, only scaring me with tire wear once ... with the original Bridgestone BT020s that ended their life rather quickly out in Utah.
While I did most all of the maintenance on the Honda myself, and decided to let the BMW shop do all of the maintenance on the RT, my maintenance costs for the year were only $1446.78 for the regularly scheduled service. Add another $1761.33 for misc service like tire changes and the Autocom installation (which was 2/3rds of the entire misc service for the year), and I'd say the cost of service was well worth my not having to spend the time to do the work myself, allowing me instead to go straight from working to riding.
Overall, 23,748 new miles on the odometer, and even more smiles on the rider over that time!