Hey - thanks, guys. To be honest, the BMW press pics I saw of this paint scheme really put me off. Couldn't stand it. When I saw it in person, I loved it. The silver color is metallic, but it's a flat paint finish. Really unusual.
I was very, very close to buying a black one at a distant dealer, but Indy BMW had this one on the floor, and while they are a new (BMW) dealer, (they've sold Triumph/Victory for quite awhile) I can't say enough good about the buying experience there. Great guys.
"A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning - that all glory is fleeting."