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    New Owner/Old Rider

    Hi BMW People,

    I'm a new member and a new BMW owner...although I've been riding for many years. My most recent bike was a H-D Road King...great motorcycle but at 800+ lbs, she was starting to be a little bit bulky for this "mature rider" to haul around. I thought a smaller, lighter bike might be just the ticket to put some fun back into motorcycling for me. Due (no doubt) to my age, I appreciate the look of a more "traditional" machine and the R9T seemed like it checked all the right boxes.

    Friday night last saw me winding my way home through rush hour traffic on a new '23 R9T Pure. So far, I'm loving it. I cut my teeth on smaller European bikes and owned several Moto Guzzi's through most of my riding career. It feels familiar...and totally foreign at the same time. If that makes any sense?

    I'm looking forward to riding more this summer and getting to know my new bike. I also look forward to learning from your assembled wisdom and hopefully getting to meet some fellow BMW owners out and about on my travels. Till kind, stay safe, and remember to change your fluids regularly.

    All the best,

    John E.
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    Registered User bluehole's Avatar
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    Oct 2005
    Midlothian, Virginia
    Congratulations. I think you are going to enjoy the R9T Pure. The Boxer engine is fun and I bet that motorcycle is nimble.
    1972 R75/5
    1993 R100R

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    Back in the saddle again mikegalbicka's Avatar
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    Aug 2014
    Welcome from central Florida. Enjoy that nice new ride.

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    Mar 2018
    Central NY
    Welcome from another Nine T owner.
    PM sent.

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    RK Ryder
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    Sep 2005
    London, Ontario
    Welcome to the BMW Community from Ontario.
    Paul F. Ruffell
    Retired and riding my RTs, the '87 K100 & the '98 R1100 !
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    Alachua, FL
    Hey, John! That's awesome. I had to Google Bob's to see where you're from. Maryland is a place that I visit frequently for work. Like you, I've been around bikes for decades (nearly five). Unlike you, I cut my teeth on rice, for the most part. Two days ago, I trailered home my new bike - a '23 R1250RS. I like "assembled wisdom". That's my main reason for being here, also.

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    Registered User langoptc's Avatar
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    Aug 2020
    Waterville, OH
    Welcome John E! That's a lovely bike. Thanks for posting the pic.
    Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun...but Mama, that's where the fun is!

    2009 R1200RT Sand Beige Metallic (aka Champipple), 2007 Honda VFR RWB

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    Registered User BernieEcht's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    Jacksonville, Fl
    Welcome from NE-Florida. Nice looking bike. Many happy (s)miles!
    Bernie Echt
    2018 R1200RT-LC Alpenweiß, starting out fresh (97K Smiles and counting)
    2007 R1200RT Double Silver sold (188702 Smiles), 2000 R11RT sold (105K), Bumbling BackRoad Riders™, MOA#92589, BMWNEF, BMW-RA, AMA

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