Welcome to the fun club Neil! You started on a motorcycle with date of manufacture circa 1969? What was it?
Be careful out there, but enjoy your 2007 GS! You will enjoy the motorcycle for sure! Recommend taking a motorcycle rider course if you haven't been on for 50 years. Or, maybe you have... The GS is a great motorcycle, but heavy. It will bring you many years of pleasure. Practice picking it up if you ever intend on riding off road. BMW motorcycles require maintenance, but all motorcycles do. Take care of it, and it will take care of you!