Just another old guy with a new R1200RT
To introduce myself and add to my post counts (trying to get to 10) here is my favorite picture of my 2018 R1200RT and a few words.
The picture is the day I decided to buy the bike, looking through the window of BMW Motorcycles of Murrieta at the object of my desire. As you can see, the bike has a K1600GTL type top box but is otherwise pretty much a normal white R1200RT-W with normal for a US BMW (i.e. all) options. I've had 27 motorcycles including that beat up Trail 90 (a Honda with an iron cylinder and pushrods!?) I started with, the RT is the 13th BMW. BTW, good folks in Murrieta, stop by if you get close.
I'll have my 50th anniversary of getting my first bike next spring. Between 1969 and now I've ridden dirt bikes, street raced, track raced, adventure toured, regular toured and commuted. The high point was three weeks on the South Island of New Zealand on an R100S a very long time ago. These days I just put around, usually with my favorite passenger on the back seat. Like the Murrieta BMW shop, New Zealand is high on my list of recommendations. Stunning natural beauty, great roads, wonderful people.
I live on the Central Coast of California with a wonderful woman named Linda, the afore mentioned passenger.