I've been lusting after this bike for the last couple of months. I'm a new rider but I'm looking forward to coming off my restrictions. I commute daily on my bike but I still enjoy a ride in the weekend and like the idea of doing some touring. I saw this bike in the BMW shop and I think it looks fantastic. Nice size and some good touring options. All the reviews I've read have said fantastic things about it. I know it's a big jump from a 250cc to a 1200cc but the BMW salesperson said this bike has very smooth power delivery and wasn't your average hooligan bike. It also has the BMW safety features i.e. ABS, ASC. I am a fairly conservative rider so I think this would suit me. So does anyone have an opinion? Obviously it's going to come down to a test ride which I won't be able to for a while. It's a bit pricey but if that buys me quality etc then I'm happy to pay especially if it's a bike that I am going to hold on to for some time. I would value other people's thoughts.