Yep. You really need a test ride.
Then you can borrow my pen for the dotted line.
Funny how this BMW test ride stuff works.
The whole time I test rode it coming from an old 100K mile R1100RTL I was thinking "This is too small. I don't like the way it accelerates (?). I hate payments. It's too smooth. I don't like the buffeting. Sound system is lacking. I hate payments. Seat hurts (although the seat got really hot that cold morning which made me a believer of that!). Cruise control is nice. Okay, it's fast. I still hate payments. Passing is easier. Nice gauges. Mirrors are better than looking at my hand in the RT. Brakes are way strong (mine are servo) and less effort. Suspension thingy is nice and works. Dunno about the easy to scuff paint boxes. I still hate payments. etc."
Then you sit in "The Chair"
thinking "What the hell am I doing?"
"Oh, gimme that Crystal Gray one over there and load it all up too. Yeah, I need that 7-year service plan too. Toss in that Navigator GPS thing too. Need more lights. Gimme that there Autocom thingy over there too. 'What? I need that Gadget-Guy stuff too?.' Gimme it. Yadda Yadda."
Oh, did I say "I hate payments?" I really do.
Then I rode off into the sunset thinking "What the hell did I just do?" But heck, you only live once and it only cost me $30K of smiles so it must account for something...
Oh, I still carry the worn out and torn bill of sale in the glove box with a coffee stain from my shaking hand just to mess with the Harley folk on their cheap pieces o' chrome crap.