It's not bad. I had a 2002 R1150R and it was a good bike. I'm glad they did a model to celebrate the 90th year of boxer motorcycles. They are one of the oldest brands on the world, so celebrating heritage is fine. Because I'm stuck at work and bored I looked up the major brands:
BMW - started production in 1923
Kawasaki - founded as a merger with Japan's oldest brand (Meguro) in 1962. Meguro founded in 1937
Yamaha - 1955
Suzuki - 1959
Honda - 1949
Ducati - 1953
Triumph - produced first in house motorcycle in 1905. Went bankrupt and closed its doors in 1983. Current Triumph motorcycles relaunched in 1984.
aprilia - 1968
KTM - 1954
Moto Guzzi - 1921
Harley-Davidson - 1903
Indian - 1901. Went under in 1955. After many restarts now back owned by Polaris.