Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Western Chicago Suburbs
I sold my last bike (F650GS) last spring when my thumbs finally gave out. As a kid I dislocated the right thumb laying down my Husky during an Enduro to avoid some barbed wire. The wife said no new car until the BMW bike was gone. As we all painfully realize, motorcycles are easy to buy and difficult to sell. The proceeds from the BMW and all the street gear helped to merge domestic and driving happiness. Funny, when I test drove a Cayman the cornering, mechanical sounds and vibration during acceleration reminded my of riding a bike. That sold me. I don't miss the bikes as much as I thought I would.
Wow, can I relate to that. I just love running Caymans in the hills with the windows open. You feel almost like you're out there...and these things are much faster out there in a Cayman. I haven't tried this new one yet...we don't really have hills...well, I did a couple hours on a Sunday in SW Wisconsin but then I needed to come home. It was a wonderful drive, but NC is calling me. Can't wait!
The BMW national motorcycle rally is coming up next week in Lebanon, TN, near Nashville. I'm really thinking about taking the car. I'll look like a real dweeb showing up in a Porsche. I'm not sure I care! I can't wait to get this thing out on good motorcycle roads.
'74 BMW 2002tii
'89' BMW M3
'95 BMW M3-Track Rat with boocoo mods.
'06 Cayman S with many cool tricks and spares...Gone.
'19 Carrera T: Said goodbye, with tears in my eyes.
'18 Cayman GTS: Saying hello and loving it so far