I've finally found the spot to be to talk about the XR1200. After much searching before and after getting my XR, I was directed here. Well, the short version is I am a cross-over fan of the XR1200. Have ridden mostely BMW's for the past 20 years because I am mainly a sport touring type of rider. But, have always had a foundness for the Harley sound. Not the straight pipe "blat blat", but the nice mellow rumble. Plus, being from Springfield IL, home of "The Mile", I've been a dirt track fan since I was a kid. Used to sit in our upstairs apartment window and count the bikes as they rode past on their way to the fairgrounds. So, this bike fit the bill. I will be anxious to chat with all of you and learn as much about this bike as I can, and hopefully, some of us will meet up in the near future. I just got the 1K mile service done and am waiting for a good rain up in the Smokies to clear all the road salt away so I can take this baby up to the twisties and see how she performs. See ya later.