Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
Your call, obviously. I chose to wait for an '07 with everything on it rather than rush for a leftover '06. My dealer found exactly the bike I wanted, and it's been trouble-free so far. You could get one right now, or you could just wait and in the mean time, read all the threads about the early bikes with hesitation, bucking, crappy seats, failing drives, etc.
If you really wanted a bike now, then I'd say find a dealer that already has one in stock that you could get right away and be riding all summer long. Maybe it'll be in the US, but importing isn't really that tough and you just may save a few $$.
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032
All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .
Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...