Got a 2010 R1200GS ordered. Hope it gets here soon. I am 61 and have owned motorcycles about all my life. First machine was a "Tote Gote" with a 4 hp Briggs engine ( that was a long time ago). This is not my first BMW. I am in the mountains of western North Carolina and will be putting the new bike to work riding loops here with a combination of pavement and gravel/dirt. I'll venture out of state when Spring gets here. I know these hills and it is amazing what is out there and I can't wait! Happy Trails!