Good choice! I too was looking at BMWs, but the potential maintenance costs and lack of a local dealer made me reconsider. Researching sports tourers with the highest reliability and owner satisfaction ratings led me to the FJR.
I found a local, low mileage 2007 at very reasonable price, and purchase it last November. Mine is an AE model with the YCCS paddle shift feature, which were only available in Silver (the quickest color). So if you think yours will be mistaken for a BMW, try riding a silver one. I have been riding it this spring, as weather allows, and it is by far the best all-around motorcycle I have owned. If you are planning to add any accessories, I would advise you to post WTB (want to buy) requests on this forum. You will find great deals on gently used parts, and accessories. Most FJR owners are mature riders who take care of their equipment. Welcome to Team Blue, and the forum!
~Yeah, I'm a Boomer. You got a problem with that?!~
2007 FJR AE QuickSilver "The Quickest Color"
1999 XL1200 Sportster "Heritage Custom"
1976 Kawasaki KZ900 "the cow-Wee!" (sold)
1973 Yamaha RD350 "SMOKE'N!" (sold)
1970 MGB "the Wondermobile" Wonder if it'll start? Wonder if it'll stop? Wonder if it'll get me home?