Sunday, May 03, 2009

Dreams Really Do Come True


Behold.



I am now the owner of a BMW R1150 RT. Its hard to believe that after all these years I am finally the owner of a BMW. As my elder brother so wisely stated... "its about damned time... you've only been talking about them for 10 years."



Of course he's exaggerating. Neither of us were riding motorcycles 10 years ago. Like most Americans who've never ridden a motorcycle... we liked Harleys.



See... its only after you learn something about motorcycles that you finally realize how badly Harley sucks. And it wasn't until about 2004 when I really started appreciating these BMW's. The engineering is ridiculous. I could go on and on... but the best way to put it is... this is best bike out there for the long distance riding that JAC and I do.



And I would be greatly remiss if I didn't point out that it was my beloved and beautiful wife that convinced me to buy it. Pay attention there boys. I didn't convince her. I didn't do it in spite of her. She actively persuaded me. There were less expensive bikes. There were other options. She was adamant that I get this one... because she knew this is the one I really loved.



Now if you'll excuse me... I'm going to go sit on it... and watch the power windshield go up and down.

14 comments:

Darlin' Joy said...

She's pretty!

Clint said...

Congrats.

Spacebunny said...
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Spacebunny said...

Now if you'll excuse me... I'm going to go sit on it... and watch the power windshield go up and down. So she let you buy, but she won't let you actually ride it? That's awesome!

Spacebunny said...

That "comment removed" was mine - I tried to fix my comment by adding in the spacing I thought I had left out the first time - apparently blogger didn't want to leave a space between the quote and my comment.....

JACIII said...

Hot Damn! Let's go ridin'!!

She actively persuaded me...../snip/..... because she knew this is the one I really loved.
and the oh-so-comfy passenger accommodations had nothing to do with it?


That's a nice bike. Every so often you stumble across one that is better than new; where someone has loved it, cared for it, and enthusiastically farkled it. I think you found one of those.

Something Feral said...

Very nice, Nate. Congratulations!

Also (and always on-topic), that "approved" list of side-arms in the PRK is counting the remainder of its days; this doesn't fix our major malfunctions, but I might be able to arm myself with something decent and in-budget before I move.

Clint said...

My brother (the one who just lost his wife) and I are planning a road trip sometime this summer. We are talking buying motorcycles to do it. I don't know if that will come to fruition, but it is being discussed....

I hope so.

Anonymous said...

Convinced you to buy it? Actually, the comment I saw looked more like exasperation with your dithering.

Now she can say, ROAD TRIP!!!

Susan

Anonymous said...

Nice bike!

metaljaybird said...

Very nice.

What is up with the shelf on the right? It sure doesn't look level.

jml1911a1 said...

Congrats, Nate.

Michael Maier said...

Saaaa-wwweeeet. Beemers rock.

Too many purdy ones to pick from.

Putting a backrest on?

Dan said...

Nice. Now all it needs is an Easy Rider sissy bar and some tasseled leather saddle bags :P

Seriously though how does it handle? Compare it to your old Honda for us...