Welcome to the club. I'm in Vancouver, BC, just north of you. When the border opens next year, will need to go for a ride! The Cascades in northern WA are a fun trip. Good choice for newer rider, if you're into upright riding style, but with sport edge. I'm an older rider, my 2nd bike, previous was 2000 Honda VFR 800, sport touring - the XR is a good transition to more usable / comfortable, and with all the tech one could want.
My XR has full load, Dynamic Ride Pro allows extra functions in throttle, braking + ability to reduce/remove 'nanny controls', as noted by others. Is spendy option, but adds to fun factor. Welcome to BMW land, you bought premium engineering, parts, functionality + 'riding experience', you will appreciate it with time!