The R1200R is a wonderful bike. My sole ride on one was a fluke. Went with my brother to pick up his current bike from a private seller, who happened to also be selling his wife's R1200R. He was kind enough to let me accompany my brother on the R while my brother test rode the GT1000 he ultimately bought. I owned a GSA at the time, and the R - particularly in comparison - felt so much more nimble and planted. Just a great street bike.