Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: New Castle, DE, United States
Re: Looking at the BMW world
I agree with Teach, partly because that's the route I took. Most of the bikes you have listed are heavy and can be quite daunting for the inexperienced at low speeds. I think too much trouble with your ride at the beginning can sour you on the whole idea.
I'd been out for way more than 12 years and my wife wanted to ride. Long story but she twisted my arm and "made" me buy a bike. Turned out to be a small Kawasaki V-twin. Kept that bike a year and a half, before an accumulation of deficiencies in the bike, and an accumulation of experience in me, got me to sell it and get what caught her eye in the first place, a yellow (fastest color) GL1800. Man what a beast but momma was happy. To my surprise I found it suited me and I kept it for nearly 2 years after she died, then just got tired of horsing around a 900 lb. bike. By this time I had a decent idea of what I wanted and didn't want, so when I downsized it was to an RT. It was a great bike until it got rearended and totaled. On a GTL now but waiting for a 2014 RT (or maybe 2015 with keyless start!)
2016 R 1200 GSAW (low)
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