After lurking here and other sites, I test rode a XR1200 today. My pewter denim beast of burden should be here in about a week. I currently own a 2009 BMW F800ST and couldn't live without a Harley product in the stable. I've owned a 1200 and an 883 Sportster in the past and I gotta say, "Holy S##T". The braking is a 2 finger affair, the handling is not quite like my Beemer but damn close, and torque is, well, Harley like. I only put 12 miles on the bike, but at mile 2 I was already convincing myself that I could afford it. Purchased my first Harley in 1992 and this is THE bike I've been waiting for. Can you tell I like it? Hope to learn lots from, and contribute to, this forum. As Kramer said on the Seinfeld show, "HOOTCHIE MAMA!"