Just bought my first BMW after 7 Suzukis and am totally schocked how well this bike handles... better than any other bike I've ever ridden. It's deceivingly agile for a bike that in a stationary position appears to weigh quite a lot. But, get going and you don't notice it one bit. This bike is so perfectly balanced it goes through hairpins and tight corners faster than most R1 riders can manage. Rough roads are eaten up by this bike... you can take it over anything and still ride it fast. It goes off road and through the mud also, just keep the momentum going and try not to stop as this is where you will notice this bikes kilos. Probably not my preferred bike for the autobahn (this is where I would prefer the Hayabusa) but it does most things with exceptional poise. If you love corners and touring, then it's absolutely fantastic. Heated grips, big screen, big protective cylinder bars which you can rest your legs on for that lounge chair feeling, ABS, the list goes on. OK the motor could use a few more PS but what you get as an overall package can't be beaten. Acessories are damn expensive, so if you're in the market for a used one then find one with all the extras on it like a Remus exhaust system and alu panniers. These are really expensive... even used ones which you'll see on eBay. The motor does use oil and it's best to check after your ride when hot... but all boxer motors use oil I'm told. 9/10 thumbs up!