I have been riding for 50 years, 40 on BMW's. Rode my R75 for 17 years, all over America. My 2nd BMW was a 1992 R100RT - Oh Man! I just knew it would never get any better. Rode that bike everywhere. Then came the 2005 R1200RT; the best had just become a lot better, and I bought one. Shortly after buying my new RT, the local dealer closed their doors, and for almost 2 years there was no BMW Motorcycle dealer in my town. A cup of coffee with a younger BMW enthusiast (actually a zealot!) became the starting point for me becoming a BMW Motorcycle dealer. We're partners: I put up the $, and he put in all the work (and still does). For the past 7 years I have ridden every BMW model made, and at age 67 am living my dream . . . and am looking forward to the new RT, which I will buy after we cover our waiting list. BUT . . . my real excitement is for the new NineT! I have a few ideas about how I want to set my bike up, but am hoping to get more ideas from this forum. . . this is gonna be fun!