Hi all, new to MOA and BMW Motorrad, but a previous BMW auto owner.

I used to belong to the PNW (Pacific Northwest) chapter of the BMWCCA, and am looking to join an MOA chapter in the Southern California area. It looks like the options for me are the BMW Club of Southern California and South Coast BMW Riders Club.

I have a '16 R1200R LC, don't offroad, but really enjoy twisties. My previous ride was a 2006 Suzuki SV650 that in 7 years put almost 80,000 miles on with combined commuting, weekend day rides, and a few touring trips.

Does anyone have opinions or info about the two clubs mentioned (beyond what the home pages for each show)?

I appreciate any info available.

Oh, and are dues required in addition to MOA dues? This would be different than the CCA, where joining the club meant being a member of a chapter, not having to join both separately.

Thanks!