I bought a new 2012 R1200GS about a month ago. Having gotten solidly into my middle years, I was drawn to the "older" technology of the last iteration of the air/oil cooled twin. The R1200GS is my first new Beemer since I bought an R80 in the mid-1980s and joined BMWMOA back then. I've owned many bikes over the last thirty years but I've been drawn recently more and more to lighter, more responsive, better performing machines. The new GS fills that desire beautifully! So it's good to be back in the BMW fold.