Here she is, waiting for me at BMW San Francisco.
Delivered this afternoon!
I traded-in my 2003 R1150RT for her; I thought I would miss the boxer (I had a R1100RT before the 1150). Not for a longtime
The engine sound reminds me of the K1100LT I had in the mid 90's: soft, polished but this time with much more power... Staying at legal speed is challenging.
The gearbox is smooth but not vague; the syncros are easely found. The tall windshield is ok, even though I feel the air pressure on the arms and shoulders (I am 6.3); The seat is indeed "rough on the edges" I will certainly wear the padded briefs I use for cycling; It makes long hours on a bike more enjoyable and comfortable where... you need it most.
Andiamo! has a great line of cycling underwears for men and women; you can find them in bicycle stores or on line.
My only complaint so far is a whistling noise coming from "somewhere in the front" (not identified yet); It happens during the acceleration and stops at cruising speed. I will neutralize this over the weekend (hopefully).
100 miles tonight; I just can't wait to ride over the week end: the weather is perfect for a long, long ride... :p
--JM (San Francisco Bay Area)