New to BMW and happy as a clam
Hello everyone. I would like to introduce myself. I picked up a slightly used K1300S several days before Christmas. It's a 2010 in the tricolor scheme, with ASC, ESA, shift assist, TPC, and heated grips, plus the BMW tinted screen, Remus Hexacone and PCV.
I added the center stand (not yet fitted in the attached picture) and sport panniers. It had 5100 miles on it; I've already tacked on another 1100 which was pretty easy with the reasonably nice weather we've been enjoying here on the East coast so far this Winter. Heck, it was over 100 miles just riding it back home from the dealer (Cross Country in Metuchen, NJ).
I sold a 2004 VFR to get this one - I will miss it, but not for long I think.
I imagine I'll be using the K13S much like I did the VFR (and the 2000 SuperHawk before it), for commuting on dry days year-round, plus the occasional fun ride on weekends, typically racking up 5000+ miles a year. I know that's not much compared to some people around here, but maybe with this machine I'll be out more often..
I've been riding for 36 years, and was pretty much strictly a Honda guy (one Bultaco in there somewhere) until this bike. I just couldn't wrap my mind around the new VFR. I think I'm actually pretty glad that Honda made that big mistake and forced me to look elsewhere.
Attached is a picture of Kundegunda from a Christmas Day ride, stopped by the side of the road (345) a few miles south of Birdsboro, PA.