By no means am I trying to talk you out of buying the LT, it is a great bike and you will enjoy it for years to come.
I'm on my second LT, my second RT and have also owned a KRS and R-R (as well as a few Japanese transports) and only one of those BMWs I bought new. The depreciation on a new bike (just like a new car) is massive, and if you are willing to take a little bit more risk, you can save a lot of money buying used. Check the classifieds here on this list, or ibmwr.org classifieds.
Of course, if you're one of those guys who buys a bike and keeps it forever then it's a moot point. Me, I tend to flip 'em pretty often.
For instance, when I was looking for my bike (bought last month) there was one on this board for sale, a nice 2002 LTC with mid-teens mileage and nice options for (I think) around 12K. Located in Western NC. I ended up buying a LTS with less miles for less money that was closer to me. Buying a bike in Fall or Winter is the best time.
It may make the difference between financing and paying cash, I don't know your exact situation.
Just trying to help.
As for the new bike, the one new one that I bought (the KRS) I snagged some BMW incentives and was able to get a few hundred off of the list price, but my local dealer (Raleigh) was not enthusiastic about the discounting.
Life is too short to compromise on your toys.
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