Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Kenosha, WI, United States
Sounds like I am in a similar situation. This past month, I too bought a new to me 2014 MTS GTS. It had 8400mi on the clock. I paid what I think was a fair price. So, Here is my story.
In 2012, I was in Italy visiting relatives. My cousin, knew a guy, who knew a guy whos next-door neighbors dog-sitters wife knew a guy who owned a Ducati - Moto Guzzi Dealer in the area.( typical Italian "I know a guy" type relationship). He took me there, and I saw a MTS for the first time. The owner asked me "e' tu piace'" (you like it?)
I said yes, and with that , he tossed me the key fob. I took it for a spin down the winding roads of a province which I barley knew and immediately fell in love with it. The handling, braking and sitting position were unmatched to anything I had ridden to that point.
Mind you, I had my share of sport and sport-tour bikes in the past. A few enduro bikes, three wheeler s when I was a kid, etc, etc. To me, this was like riding a XR600 Honda equipped with a FJ1200 seat and a GSXR750 motor. Yeah, I might be exaggerating a bit, but hell, I was in Italy, so fuck it.
After returning this fine machine to the dealership some 30 minutes later, I said to myself that one day, I'd own one. That day came a month ago, when I bought it.
At age 50, I decided to take the advice of the meme where the worlds most interesting man says "Life is short, buy the damn motorcycle."
I have no regrets.
La vita dolce'