My two existing bikes are old. Twelve and fifteen years old. I decided to replace them with new machines next year. In preparation for that, I visited an old riding-buddy today who runs the BMW motorcycle-dealership in Manhattan. He told me about a leftover 2015 model he has which is identical to next year's model but cost thousands of dollars less. He offered to make me a great deal on it and I happily accepted. Thus, I'm getting one of the bikes I planned to buy and saving a boatload of money on it.
The motorcycle I got is a BMW K1600GTL, the company's biggest touring machine. It has been rated the best touring motorcycle on the road several years in a row. It has an immensely-powerful engine (generating 160 hp) and amazing technical features, like headlights that actually move in the direction you're heading when you turn. It also racing-developed technology like traction control and ABS brakes. The bike is designed for long-distance touring -- which is why I want it -- and has a gas tank twice the size of my current bike (7 gallons). At 52 mpg, you can ride to another state before having to stop for gas. Commensurate with these advanced features is a price-tag similar a car; the bike normally runs around $30,000. It will be my workhorse so I don't mind spending a lot.
I'm thrilled to get this bike. I plan to ride straight through Winter. Look for me on the road!
Ooooh, I say, that bike sounds brilliant!!! Hurrah for you!!!XxReplyDelete
Va va voom! My son is very envious. He has his eye on bikes...he is 10.ReplyDelete
So glad you got a good deal. xo Jazzy Jack
congrats! looks awesome. I don't understand much in them but it is definitely looking awesome!ReplyDelete
hooray for you, Ally! I don't know nothin' 'bout no bikes but you do, and it sounds like you got a winner. Enjoy! xoxReplyDelete
Swweeeett!!! A new bike is so crazy exciting! At least this not right super warm weather will be good for something...you can ride it now. :)ReplyDelete
Yup! It was 60 degrees here in New York today.Delete
Congratulations Ally !ReplyDelete
I am a true believer that we have to reward and or gift ourselves when possible. I have been doing a little too much of that, but I'll deal with it when my credit card statement comes in..
I am delighted for you Ally ... and you so deserve the deal of a lifetime!!!! Wishing you MANY happy and safe miles!!!ReplyDelete
Cool! I had no idea your other bikes were as old as they were (I think my dad has one from 1985 though, so yours are just newbs compared to that one!). Sounds like you definitely deserve this! - AReplyDelete
Sexy! I know this has got you excited. I hope you enjoy it!ReplyDelete
Now THAT is one heckuva self-gift ... too great for words! Hope it's everything you wanted and hoped for!ReplyDelete
Wohoo! I guess that is your Christmas present? I'm excited for you, and Robin : )ReplyDelete
Be careful if you're riding it through the winter. Although this year...so far we've been lucky with the weather. Let's hope it holds out.
Beautiful! Use it in good health and enjoy the open ride. It's a gorgeous bike!ReplyDelete
Whoo Hoooo!!!! Congratulations and Merry Christmas to you! :)ReplyDelete
What a beautiful machine, its the best feeling when you buy a new toy.ReplyDelete
Vroom vroom indeed! We won't be able to keep up with you, as you go flying past on your new wheels! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
OH yay! I am so glad you got your new vroom vroom toy! Looks super cool. I will listen out for you!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness that is exciting! I have a secret motorcycle fantasy. Nothing sexy or naughty in the fantasy-just always wanted a motorcycle. I don't know anything about them or have a favourite or look at motorcycle magazines. The main obstacles to my fantasy (besides cash) are my inability to lift one if it tips over and no place to park it out of the weather during the long off season. I'd even settle for a scooter (Vespa fantasies) but there is still the parking issue. Have fun with your new bike! Post more photos soon. xoxoxoReplyDelete
Oh-I kinda have a thing for retro looking bikes. Just thought I'd mention that.ReplyDelete
Congrats! Let me know if you have any plans for a long haul down to Columbus ;)ReplyDelete
How awesomely exciting!!! I hope that you two enjoy many exciting, adventure filled years together!ReplyDelete