Our new wheels!
Since we arrived in Germany, Brian has been corresponding with the BMW Military Sales representative about purchasing this bike. He has done countless hours of research and preparation, and all of his hard work finally paid off on March 20 when we drove down to the BMW dealer to pick up his new motorcycle!
The dealer was in Kaiserslatern, which is about 1.5 hours away from Frankfurt. We drove the Honda so that Brian could follow me back on the bike. On the drive out, I was extremely excited and anxious about our new toy - you can only imagine how excited Brian was!
When we arrived, the completion of our purchase didn't take take long at all. It was obvious that Brian had done his homework! Our salesman, Uwe, walked us through some of the basics of the bike, and then it was time for the journey home!
Love at first sight : )
Going over the different features of the bike with Uwe
We're so excited!
Brian had packed all of his riding gear in the Honda, so after the purchase he got ready for his ride home in the parking lot. I told him I wished he had come to buy the bike wearing everything including his helmet. I thought that would have been hilarious : )
Gearing up for his first ride
Brian's first ride on the bike was the long drive back to Frankfurt. We had worked out a system ahead of time - if Brian flashed his brights at me that meant he needed to pull over for a break. I really expected that we would need to pull over during some part of the ride since it was so far, but Brian was a natural. When we arrived in Frankfurt, he wanted to ride more!
The first ride!
The first ride!
All we need now is the registration so that we can get license plates! We can't wait for our first weekend adventure!