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!