Ever wonder what a David Letterman Top Ten List would look like for
BMW Motorcycles? Well, here’re some thoughts which I found somewhere on
How To Own A BMW Motorcycle
- Annoy your mechanic with complaints about obscure sounds and sensations that only you perceive.
- Insist on watching if a mechanic must work on your machine, and take notes
to insure completeness.
- Buy a bottle of touch-up paint with your new machine and have custom paint
quotes, just in case.
- Wear a white dust coat with a BMW logo on the pocket when performing even
- Be on a first name basis with someone at either the Berlin or Munich plant.
- Never, ever street race. However, you may on occasion, put the pass on
an unbeliever by employing the maneuver that Farina used on Nuvolari at
Monte Carlo while Nuvolari was on a Manx. This would only be done if it
could be done well.
- Change oils and filters far too frequently.
- Constantly discuss the Earles forks and the earlier frames.
- Drink only Beck’s beer, from a genuine Bavarian ceramic stein.
- Look as much like David Niven as possible – at least a moustache.
- Never blip the throttle while at a stoplight, and certainly never redline
- Recount to captive audiences your early experiences with BMW when you lived
in Europe. Mention friends in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Chasseurs
a Cheval, and the Panzeraufklarungs.
- Be smug, for you obviously have only the best taste, being born to a higher
station in life, and own the most prestigious motorcycle, the BMW.
(with credit to http://jfilak.tripod.com/ownbmw.htm)