long time I don't post here... but I guess I'll be starting over again, as I'm due to come to USA (New Jersey) from January 2013 for a few years (at least 2-3, maybe more)
So... what should I do with my LT?
I bought it 4 years ago, when it only had 10,000Km and was in nearly mint condition... it's now 6 years old and has 60,000Km, carefully owned and driven and always serviced yearly at the local BMW dealer. It's really good looking, I added a few vaulable accessories (like the Navigation system, a fully-integrated intercom/phone/iPod system from Autocom, the Xenon headlight, a wonderful V-Stream windscreen). To cut it short, it still has a good value if I sell it now to get a new bike when I'm in the U.S.
I was thinking to service it, change the brakes, fluids and tyres, and put it on sale. And then get a GTL when I'm in USA.
If I'm not selling it and leaving it in Europe, I will hardly drive it more than once per year, it will get old and lose value, so I'm not planning to leave it there just standing. I'd rather give it / sell it to another KLT lover who can make good use of it.
Or, as third option suggested by my KLT friends in Italy, I can ship it to USA and use it there: would you ever consider an option like this, if you were me? Anyone has an idea of the cost associated, inlcuding shipping, any needed conversion/nationalisation/registration, any local tax needed, usage fees and so on?
I'm really un-decided, I like the GTL but somehow the idea of leaving the luxury of the KLT forever... is keeping me from selling it.