It is indeed a lot bike for a beginner but it has been done. Take the MSF course and then start super slow, suburban side streets on weekend mornings, etc. Look for the parking lot vids on youtube. Ride Like a Pro (Jerry Palladino) comes to mind. As for the bike, I would get to a baseline with new plugs and swapping out all the fluids and do a careful inspection of the tires and a spline lube. Depending on your money situation, take it to a dealer and have them do the once over. You'll need the dealership to replace the coolant anyway. These bikes can put you in the poorhouse pretty quick. Learn how to do the easy maintenance stuff yourself. Subscribe to BMW ON for 3d party parts places like beemerboneyard and EUMotoElectric to help you stay out of the dealership. Install some frame sliders.I am a new rider (very green) I’ve ridden a dirt bike a few times and put a couple hundred miles on a 200cc moped.
I keep hearing that 1200cc’s is too much bike for a beginner. I feel I am very responsible and precautious person by nature. I’m also taking the MSF course in a couple weeks.
You ‘guys got any advise/thought on this?