Last year’s thread’s closed.
Today I’ve just picked up another bike; a second hand R1200RT- one of BMW’s touring machines. It’s a low mileage 2012 model and is effectively an updated version of the R1100RT that I’ve got in the garage from '99. But, heavens, those 12 or so years make a massive difference. The engine’s a lot more willing although not, I think, massively more powerful. The creature comforts are better (better wind and rain protection and a heated seat!). The suspension is quite something (I think there are a lot of electronics involved so doubtless a future expense).
I did around 75 miles on a windy, rainy day over some tired roads and can’t say I really felt it much. Quite impressed. Just want some good weather to use it!