How long do you keep your bikes?
Serious dilemma here...I want a bigger bike. Drove out to the local Indian dealer and took a look at the new Roadmaster. Once the wife sat on the throne on the back, and realized that it had GPS and a radio and a heated seat and a power windshield and and and...she decided that we should seriously consider trading in the Shadow.
The downside? $30,000. Wife like the two-tone green/cream. While I CAN afford the payments, and could probably afford to pay double the monthly starting next year, it is still a $30,000 motorcycle. Admittedly, I do ride year round, unless there is snow on the road. The only thing I don't use the bike for is going to PT in the mornings, because I don't like gearing up all sweaty for the ride back to the house to shower.
I told her that it would probably be the last bike that I would ever buy, being that I am 40 years old. So, is that realistic? Can you get 30 years of riding out of one bike? 20? 10?
I am looking at doing up a pro/con list to help me out, and we are going back this weekend to do a test ride. It is tempting...the dealer has the $1,000 rebate going for the Honor to Heroes promotion, OR the $1500 on top of your trade in promotion. They said that they could not do both, which is both fortunate and unfortunate, since if they could do both I probably would be posting about my new Roadmaster right about now...
"You see, it's like I said...you get farther with a kind word and a 2x4 than just a kind word..."-Marcus Cole