I am newly back into cycling with a '79 R100RT. Had a '72 R60/5 many years ago, and think I need an R75!
The SWB's are sometimes said to be "twitchy" or otherwise questionable of handling, but my R60 was a "toaster tank" and nostalgia is an issue. I never was aware of any problem, but: 1) I still have fewer than 10,000 miles, so really am a novice; and 2) BMW lengthened it for some reason.
I've also read that "problems" came from bags and other shapes and weight near or rear of the axle. With the RT, the R75 would probably be for riding mostly locally and one-up.
I know there are a lot of guys (gender neutral intended) who have a lot more experience than I do.
Should I avoid these earlier bikes and go long?