The company of BMW owners*

In that liminal space between parting with the money and owning, and with some time on my hands, I browse the UKGSers website. There are all kinds of useful threads there, including: where to stick your GPS. But there is a strange downbeat feel to some of them and I wonder if it reflects the character of BM owners. One of the most depressing is the ” I’ve had pain and tension in my right arm and shoulder since riding the GSA. I think it is to do with feeling tense about having spent so much money on it….” Then there is the chorus of folk swearing by spending out on the extended warranty listing the £1000s of repair bills, remarking that Japanese manufacturers don’t even offer extended warranty as their products are so reliable that no one would buy it. Then there’s the ‘brake-failure’ thread…
* Its an interesting slip of the keyboard that I wrote ‘owners’ rather than ‘riders’.