Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Minneapolis, MN, US
I lurked for a while too. A definite must when you are contmplating spending so much cash. I spent two years looking at sport tourers. ST 1300, FJR 1300, and the GT. In the end it came down to the FJR and the GT. Both had the performance but the GT was a bike I will keep for many years.
There won't be any deals. The dealers know that BMW customers are serious buyers. Typical retail tactics don't apply. The dealers don't try to maximize the margins on these bikes. I suspect BMW dictates pricing but haven't confirmed it.
I made the commitment last year and it has been bliss. Power, balance, and beauty. Every time I see her it is sweet. "Vie gehts baby", a slap on the tank and off we go on the Darth Vader Signature Edition two wheeled rocketship.
Wish you luck and great rides,