After owning way too many dirt bikes / dual sports / and funky (Buell) street rides, I finally stepped up to the bar and drank the BMW Cool-aid. My first was a 2009 R1200RT - it forever changed the way I looked and thought about street bikes. The wife and I put many miles on her, and in retrospect - I should have kept her instead of trading up to a 2014 R1200GSLC. My long time friends (dirt bike buddies) got together one day and came up with a plan to ride the Pacific Coast from L A up to Alaska and back. The trip would involve riding, camping (i.e. sleeping on the ground - ouch!) eating junk food, maybe a few beers, a "Wild Hog's" type of trip. So off I went to Browns BMW in Pomona Ca. in search of an adventure bike for the er, - well, adventure! All was going according to plan when the first (of 5) guy backed out. Oh well, no biggie. But then, as the departure date grew nearer, the others started to fizzle out one by one - until it was only myself and this "outsider" guy (that nobody can stand for more than 20 minutes) left. Thank God that he too bailed at the last minute and the trip was officially canceled. In all fairness to the GS, I really liked the bike. The new motor was a big step up from the previous design and lacked nothing performance wise. But at the time, I had two different dirt bikes in the garage (KTM 500 XC-W & 250 SX) so if I wanted to go dirt whomping - I'd usually take one them instead of the 500 pounder with turn sigs. Getting to the point, the (financial) decision to sell the bike was made - and there is now one very happy-camper in San Diego. I don't know what is worse, having a street bike in the garage and not using it, or wanting to go street riding, and not have a bike to do so on? Anyway, when I finally got "Hunny-bunny" talked into letting me look into another street ride - I was actually hot to trot over the big K1600 GT. I had ridden a few used ones at the Beemer shop, and was ready to pull the trigger on one until I rode the RS. That changed everything. I now own a beautiful (and faster than the gray ones) Blue and White 2016 R1200RS. Am I going the wrong way? was I spoda go from sport to adventure to Big Comfy Couch? Old Guy on a sport bike - give him some room!