Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Evansville, WI,
I think the motorrad dealers are just used to spewing this out, and just did it out of habit. No way you need to dump this bike now. I'd read those reviews, but without reading them, I have the same opinion as you (152 frickin horsepower is PLENTY, ugly fairing, and the reservoirs on the 09 are ugly and I like the previous BMW switches) . If you really want to update, I'd update to an 08 before considering an 09.
The math on depreciation is all screwy to me. Consider my 87 K75S cost $7000 with taxes, I rode it for 92,000 miles, and sold it for $3000, not THAT is a cheap ride if there ever was one.
If you want good fiscal sense, keep the 07 and ride it til the wheels fall off in about 20 years, there NOW you did good.