Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Re: Newby Joining the pool...
I'm new as well. I bought a new GTL a couple of weeks ago. I have to say I'm loving that motor. However I'm not loving the cost of accessories, or the cost of the 600 mile service I just paid for (but I have a couple of BMW cars, so that didn't come as a total shock to the system).
Still, $300 for a set of highway pegs? Kurykan makes beautiful, complex chrome highway pegs for cruiser for less than half that (too bad they don't fit the GTL engine guards). If someone started a company with reasonably priced accessories for BMW bikes, they could sell a ton of them. I guess manufacturers assume if you can afford a $27,000 bike you have too much money and they feel the need to relieve you of it.
My only other complaint is the BMW software not allowing my existing bluetooth communication devices to work with the multicontroller.
Oh well, I guess it is ultimately worth it, just to experience the power, smoothness and sound of that motor.