Yesterday I started considering buying it. Seriously.
It's a smaller bike of course, with less horse power than my Burgman 400. I don't need another bike, and the Boulevard GZ250S is not going to work for me as a commuter bike - the roads I commute on require a bike capable of doing 60 - 70 MPH (96 - 113 KMH) consistently. While the Burgman was really not designed for highway driving, it has little issue with being quick off the line and maintaining that speed. Frankly I'm sure the Boulevard would not be capable of that.
What interesting to me about it honestly is that it's a "real bike." Now don't get me wrong, I love the Burgie. I love scooters (after all the blog is named Scooter Revolution), but I've not ridden a "motorcycle" since my endorsement class. Relearning the gearing, the clutch and how to operate all of them smoothly appeals to me. It's also a good bike to learn on, being low to the ground and with lower power. Eventually I will have to replace my Burgie, and as much as I would love a BMW, the long term girlfriend is pushing for a trike. I will need to know that gearing unless I get a MP3 or a custom scooter trike.
I also realized, that like it or not, the fact that I'm even considering buying a second bike means only one thing. I caught the bug. I'm doomed. Doomed I tell you! Logically of course it makes no sense, it's an extra expense that I don't need. Still though...the idea has been planted.
Tis the season for Toys for Tots bike runs. That time of year when the biggest burliest biker shows his soft side and gives a needy child a little bit of joy, showing that Santa does in fact exist in our hearts. A friend of ours, Craig, was planning on going to one and we were going to tag along. Sadly due to an illness he was unable to go and I - to be honest - felt silly going to one all by my lonesome. Even though it's for a good cause.