Hi, all. I just bought my first BMW, a 2012 RT,and am so happy! I love this bike! It loves to run, and it loves to lean. I find it more even more comfortable than my previous bike although the stock seat has to go.

I had a CB350 in the early 70's, sold it and life happened, then my son bought a bike and took my wife for a ride. She loved it and was always up for a ride, then after a couple of planned rides fell through she turned to me at dinner and said "you should get a bike so you can take me riding". OK, twist my arm... So we looked around and she fell in love with a Goldwing. That was way too much for a short (5'6") guy 35 years from his last bike. So after I took the MSF course, we ended up with a Kawasaki Vulcan 900 which I felt was the most I could handle as a returning rider. After a year or so, and a short trip where it was clear that the ergos couldn't be made to work for me, I decided it was time to go for a wing. She only got to ride it 3 times before lung cancer got her, but I kept it for 2 years because it was so versatile and comfortable. I rode it year round, mostly commuting and taking the long way home. After 37,000 miles I finally got tired of horsing it around and bought the bike I'd wanted since before I got the wing - the RT.

I'm glad I didn't wait for the waterhead RT to be available because I'd have missed out on months worth of good riding on my new (to me) bike - as well as any teething troubles it'll have. My closest dealer is over an hour away so I plan to do most of my own routine maintenance.

Looking forward to sharing and learning more about my bike on these forums.