You might want to check your motorcycle insurance policy. Many policies offer or include Towing coverage. I'm with Progressive and this is how they describe their version of it --
If you get stuck or your bike is disabled, we’ll tow it to the nearest repair shop for free. You just have to be within 100 feet of the road. You can also add trip interruption to pay for food and lodging expenses up to $500 if you’re away from home (you must have roadside assistance first then add trip interruption).
Thankfully, I've never had to use it. But, if I ever do, I'm sure the responsiveness of the towing service will have nothing to do with Progressive's ability to place phone calls to towing companies. It'll all depend on where I am, how far to the nearest tow service, do they have a truck that's available, do they have a truck that can handle a bike, did I give them decent directions to my location, etc.
I am considering Good Sam also. I have never had a roadside plan but it seems both my 2 wheeler and 4 wheeler are doing nothing but getting older along with meI currently have what Progressive offers and MOA Platinum. I have not used either. I did use the towing through my car insurance (Erie) and was not impressed. They would not tow to my dealer or even an independent garage I trust. Only the nearest garage. I did not trust their nearest garage so I had to pay the difference for towing to the dealer I use. It was 20 miles vs. 4 so I paid the bulk of the cost in the end. Progressive is worded nearly the same as Erie, so I expect your BMW would get towed to a Harley dealer (they're everywhere) or independent shop. Good luck with that.
I am considering Good Sam's given the positive reviews I've read here and elsewhere. And the MOA Platinum packaged took a huge price jump at my last renewal. I think I paid $360 for 5 years previously and the last renewal was over $200 for two years. This includes the club membership, not just road service, but I have found MOA fairly useless.
Just signed up minutes ago for the CCR-R venture. I liked that perk of it covering me even if I was in someone elses vehicle.I've had Good Sam for about 10 years. Used it a fe times on cars and trucks and once for an old Honda I had. One of the perks of Good Sam is they cover the person not the vehicle so you covered in anything you drive/ride.
This was my first call in 42 years of riding. And probably my last as it is easier just to take care of things yourself and save the road service plan cost. :grin:Guess I have been luck in my 50 years of riding I have only had to call once and that was for fuel when I ran out.
Technically, didn't use the emergency road service. I was at a hotel 200 yards from a Honda dealer when I found the screw in my tire. I used the tire replacement coverage.I have the MOA platinum plan and have used it 3 times over the years with great success
.1 fuel strip sensor failure for out of gas issue (now use trip odometer)
.2 wife's car battery
.3 buddy's GL1500 died after crossing the border into Michigan. Had to wait for a driver that was cleared for cross border travel but then they towed it to the Honda dearlership on the Canadian side.