Paul Stadler’s first bike was a 1956 Triumph Tiger T-110 that he bought in 1958. In 1991, he finally purchased his first BMW: an R50. He swapped it a few years later for a 1995 K75 with ABS, hard bags and a big windscreen that just begged to see the world. In the midst of too many great trips to count, his favorite was a 4,800-mile ride through Canada and around the Great Lakes because “the weather was just perfect,” he said. He’s had a motorcycle of some kind for more than 50 straight years, and has been selling BMWs since the early ‘90s.
BMW riders are what I like most about my job. They’re different than other riders: they’re nicer and most of them are genuinely enthusiastic about riding.