As for my experience with the BMW K1600GTL Exclusive, it was a ride to remember. Although I didn't put the back seat to use, Road Test Editor Don Canet reports that his girlfriend found it very comfortable on their recent trip to Las Vegas. In my 600 miles of riding, much of it on highway at speeds ranging from 50 to 70 mph, the bike averaged about 50 mpg. I also appreciated the narrow feel of the bike, while occasionally listening to Sirius satellite radio (a one-year subscription comes with the bike) and toggling among the Rain, Road, and Dynamic Riding modes. For me, Road felt just fine, although one man told me he switches to Rain mode whenever he rides two-up to improve his smoothness. Lastly, with the Exclusive's keyless ignition, you just keep the key in your pocket, press the ignition button, and start the bike with a press of a button. It's simple, it's carlike, and after a long day in the saddle, I was glad to stand but not exhausted, a testament to the sophistication and good design of this long-distance BMW. At $29,950, the K1600GTL Exclusive is by no means inexpensive, but it's a rare machine, a drippingly opulent luxury hauler with the manners of a sportbike.