I am beginning my search for a BMW motorcycle. I still have a lot of research to do but one issue keeps popping up, so I might as well address it first. Is there any major disadvantage in purchasing from an out of state authorized dealer?
For example, I live on Long Island, NY. There's a local dealer with limited stock, doesn't dp the test rides, and relatively (I'm told) short history as a dealer. There's BMW NYC which people either love or hate it seems. I've been up to Max BMW in Conn. Delightful people, large inventory, giant service area.
Is there any reason not to go out of state if that's where the best bargain and customer service is? Brining the bike in for service might be a pain, but I could have it serviced locally I suppose or have it picked up.
Just to be clear, by "out of state" I mean CT, NJ.. a comfortable 2-2.5 drive/ride. I don't want to ride a new vehicle home for 5 hours.
I'd appreciate any insight you can share. Thanks in advance.