http://www.bmwor.com/) last week and found the bike I didn't know I was looking for. Yesterday I rode the thing home and now it sits, happy as a clam in my garage. I know some of you will be disappointed to hear I slinked back to BMW without even test riding my much coveted Triumph Street Triple. But, once I saw this bike in person I really couldn't pass it up. The bike is a 2010 BMW G650GS in what is probably known as some fancy version of red (with some orange thrown in for good measure). I'm sure simply calling it "red" is an understatement. The bike had a total of six miles on it as I rode it away. ABS, center stand and heated grips came standard and I forked over some extra green to get the grip guards (which were in stock thankfully!) Thanks to BMW of Western Oregon I'll be getting my 600 mile service for FREE (now that's a deal) and I did get 10% off the price of the guards. The bike itself was priced reasonably as the 2011's are already on the shop floor.
|Does this bike make my butt look fat???
|Trout and the new, nameless BMW
Since this bike is easier for me to maneuver and lighter, I've already taken it places the 1200GS never went. Trout and I took it into the field on a slow ride to the back '40. I was sliding around like a kindergartender on a slip n slide but not once did it cross my mind that I couldn't keep it upright. Frankly at the speed I was going I had a better chance of being abducted by aliens than I did of dropping the bike. After my attempt at coolness in the field (I hope no one saw me), I spent a good hour hosing off the mud and wiping the thing down so water spots wouldn't show. Yeah, I know, a little overkill but still, it's my new baby!
Hoping to ride with some friends to Alaska this summer and you can bet I'll be riding where ever the wind takes me. Thanks BMW of Western Oregon, again, for the awesome new toy.
Now it just needs a name....