I have been riding many years, with some "barren" years of not owning any motorcycle. Some off road trail riding but mostly street. It was my dream for many years to own a Harley. I owned 1 about 10 years ago for a short time, but it had some issues which made me nervous, so I sold it. Then I finally bought a solid dependable(?) Harley about 4 - 5 years ago. It's a `97 springer softail, and it has given me many miles of riding pleasure. Went to Myrtle Beach, and Johnstown, PA and several annual rides and trips. I have been thinking about switching over to an R1200RT. I love all kinds of bikes, not a purist or someone who thinks one is perfect above all others. All bikes, and all types of bikes have their pros and cons.I like the look of the R series, and the idea that I could ride a really long way in comfort, and not worry about being cool. (see Fonzi for reference). All my riding buddies do currently ride Harleys, so there could be some friendly ribbing, but I'm sure I can find some clever comebacks. I was wondering if anyone has "jumped ship" from Harley to an R series, and what your experience was like? I haven't ridden an R series so comparisons to Hondas or Harleys would help. Thanks!