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Just bought a 2010 R1200R, 4500 miles, all the options. Moved up from a F650GS twin. Feels absolutely perfect. Live in SE MA, soon getting too cold here for long rides. Talk maintenance 'til spring...
 

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Just bought a 2010 R1200R, 4500 miles, all the options. Moved up from a F650GS twin. Feels absolutely perfect. Live in SE MA, soon getting too cold here for long rides. Talk maintenance 'til spring...
Welcome aboard, Arcane.

Our roads will be good until Mid October/November if you have warm gear.

As for winterizing, it's the usual: fuel stabilizer (make sure it's one that works with ethanol), put it on the 3-point stand, move the tires every so often, keep the battery on a tender and cover it to protect the finish. Then sit pining over when you can take it out again.
 

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Welcome, Arcane! I moved up from a G650gs and I found that the 1200, while heavier, was better balanced and easier to ride with a lower center of gravity and more power. You'll love it. The people on this list are always helpful and there is a fund of useful 1200-related information here.

And consider getting an electric jacket and gloves to extend your riding season :) I was riding a few mornings ago at 38 degrees in Chicago, and was toasty.
 

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Welcome and you chose the right bike :)

I'm also in MA and ride down to 32 degrees as long as its dry. I have a winter/waterproof riding suit for the cold and I wear several layers underneath to keep comfortable.
 
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