I AM a cruiser guy, and the R1200C is the only modern BMW I ever liked. Probably because it was different. If you are going to ride a Harley, then get a Harley, not a copy of one. I never got the 1200C because I could not afford it. I actually don't know what happened to it. I had a subscription to Motorcycle Cruiser for years, it's like one day it was doing fine, the next it was gone. Art Friedman, Jamie Elvidge and crew were always putting it down, but it was very obvious that magazine was heavily biased toward Japanese Harley clones. I heard something about BMW not being able to compete in the cruiser market, but I also kept hearing how well the 1200C was selling. I still couldn't afford one, but I wish BMW would bring it back anyway. Just because it doesn't look or sound like a Harley doesn't mean it is not a great bike.
I won't spend more on a bike than I think it's worth, but if it's a good deal, I don't seem to have a problem buying bikes I don't need.
2002 Vulcan 750, 2013 Royal Enfield B5
2001 XT225, 2009 Genuine Stella
1980 Puch moped