Yeah, that R1150 standard looks like a cool bike. Torquey engine, good riding position, and BMW quality. Speaking of the quality issue, I read somewhere that several city police outfits are buying BMW's because, in the long run, with maintenance and repair costs figured in, the BMW's are cheaper.
Yes indeed, the features make my mouth water. Unfortunately, the styling makes my eyes water. The rest of the bike doesn't look too bad, and I could probably live with the odd front swingarm, but that front fender looks like CRAP. Somebody should tell the stylist that the fender belongs
UNDER the fork brace, with the pivot on top, and maybe a little chrome acorn nut. Different may be better, but that doesn't mean that normal is bad.