Does anyone here own one of these beasties? (Specifically say, the latest models ie: 20008/09/10 etc.)
Mild commuting, mild touring, mild "do everything" and comfy upright ergos are aspects that I'm looking for. Something I could just jump on and go to Cranbrook or California and not be too out of sorts.
I also have no idea what Insurance for a new 800cc bike goes for these days! (46 year old, Greater Vancouver, full Roadstar discount yadda yadda)
My only knowledge about these bikes is from a few ADV forum perusings and sitting on the R and ST at the Bike Show.
Good? Bad? Ugly? Easy user-friendly maintenance or expensive dealer shit?
I instantly fell in love with how the seating position/pegs/bar ratio was on the R model, and $9,990.00? Jeez, that sounds very reasonable to me. $12,500.00 for ST/GS which appeal a little more to my wish for some touring...
A BMW is one of the few brands of bikes I haven't owned over the years, mostly due to expense, "old guy" type styling and general lack of real lust for anything they made.
Now that *I'm* an old guy, they look better and better