My plan was to buy a R1200GSA as my graduation present to myself a couple of years ago, and instead, bought a Vstrom. Now that I have the Vstrom, I am VERY glad I did not buy the BMW, because it would have been far too heavy for the type of riding I do. I have ridden the big R1200 and I think it's a great bike, but damn that thing is heavy!!
[I]When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.[/I]
- C. P. Snow