You're joking, right? MHaz01, I rode a fair bit with a guy that had an LT1200, me on a GL1800. The bikes are different but still had a lot in common. The Wing would definitely be the easiest switch for you. The Wing gets a little less gas mileage but burns regular gas. They have all the usual such as radio, intercom, heated seats and grips on some. The Beemer's a bit faster in the corners but the Wing has the straight line acceleration. For the average rider, that's not a big deal. Oil changes are easy, do it right on the centre stand. 80,000 miles on mine and the only repairs have been blown fork seals, twice. I ride on rough roads. Other than that, it's routine maintenance: all fluids changed twice to date, tires every 15,000 miles. $300 for a set of 'Stones. Air filter pulled twice. Now that's a big, time-consuming job! The Wing isn't cheap to maintain either, according to my wife, but I have an independent mechanic do all the work on it. He charges about $100 to change the tires, on the bike. It's only been back to the dealer twice, each time for recalls. If you can't afford a new one, there's plenty of used ones around. Here's a good place to start: http://gl1800riders.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?21-GL1800-Classifieds-4-Sale-by-Owner Got any questions, let me know.