Got up early enough (6AM) to participate in the demo rides Saturday. Arrived at the demo area at 6:20am and was #57 in line. Even with that early time I was only able to get the 12:30 slot, but was still happy to get on at all. Got my choice of ride, the R12ST . This might be the future Beemer in my garage. The demo was great, 45 minutes of riding time, BMW NA even managed to find a few good curves to test out the cornering capabilities. I came away impressed with the ST, my first ride on an Oiler after having owned 3 non-Telelever K's and an Airhead. The Telelever is everything I've heard about it. And those servo-assist brakes...WOW! The blood kept rushing to the front of my brain on some hard stops Plenty of acceleration on tap in a controlled fashion and the ergos fit well. The only nit I had was having to wait for the bike's computer to go through it's programs before I could start it, about a 10 second delay. Don't know if I can own a bike who's IQ is higher than mine . Guess I'm too used to turning the key and jabbing the red button. Kinda reminds of the wait for my diesel truck before starting it. My appreciation to the BMW NA for providing the ride, a bonus to attending a great national.