Category Archives: Nightowl

The Nightowl is a 2015 BMW K1600GTL. Six cylinders of smooth effortless power coupled with all the electronic safety and comfort features you could want on a mile-devouring sport-tourer. Yeah, baby!

Bike Buy Journey: Bringing the Nightowl Home

Since I ended up buying the Nightowl, my new 2015 BMW K1600GTL, from a dealer in another state, there were a few additional challenges when it came time to close the deal and bring the bike home: Continue reading Bike Buy Journey: Bringing the Nightowl Home

Posted from Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

Anatomy of a Bike Purchase

So, about the actual purchase of the Nightowl (my new 2015 BMW K1600GTL). Well, this is a long story of research and negotiations that went on for several weeks. Continue reading Anatomy of a Bike Purchase

Posted from Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

BMW K1600GTL vs BMW R1200RT

Just one man’s set of observations after comparing these two fine pieces of Teutonic engineering. Continue reading BMW K1600GTL vs BMW R1200RT

Posted from Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

Head vs Heart: Selecting Your Next Motorcycle

While there are many factors that can drive the process of selecting your first motorcycle, the ultimate selection is often driven by your heart rather than your head. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been pining away for years over a specific bike or you find yourself gobsmacked with lust over some newly-announced model.

The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of… –Blaise Pascal

For most people, the heart vs head battle gets inverted by the time it’s time to buy a second (or third, or fourteenth) motorcycle. The more your ride, the more you learn about how you like to ride and what you like, love, and loathe about one bike versus another. Continue reading Head vs Heart: Selecting Your Next Motorcycle

Posted from Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.