I just started street riding a year ago after my last kid graduated from college. After 20 years of dirt riding I finally gave in to an urge I have had for a very long time.
I have been riding a V-Strom DL1000 as my first street bike but I just knew there was a BMW in my future. Well, my future happened faster than I though and I just bought a 2006 R1200RT. I drove Volkswagens for years and there is just something about a Boxer engine, quirky as it may be, that has always attracted me.
I don't know it for sure, but I think I have found my brand for life.
Best in class brakes and headlights were part of the reason I chose a BMW along with the overall fit and finish of German vehicles. I also plan on heading from California up to Montana and Wyoming and up into Southern Canada someday and this ride will do it. I also like to scrape the pegs when I get the opportunity and this seems like the right bike for that. My V-Strom is 60 lbs lighter wet than the R12 but the R12 honestly seems lighter than the V-Strom.
My bike has the stereo but no aux input cable. Before I pull the stereo to see, does anybody know if there is and what/where the cable is I need to buy for it.