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Old 01-25-2005, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default Re: BMW Announces 0.9% Financing

I agree that is too bad that the GS wasn't included. The Rockster however is to ugly for even a BMW fanatic to love. Great bike underneath the homliness however. Same as my buddy's R1150R, which looks worlds better. VWW
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Old 01-25-2005, 01:24 PM   #2
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If only I had a bigger garage. I think the Rockster is one of BMW's all time best looking bikes. I guess you have to normally like BMW's to hate it. Strange. Of course, I also like the Ducati Multistrada and the current Buell line-up.
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Old 01-25-2005, 01:30 PM   #3
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I used to have an R1150R.

FWIW, the Rockster has really grown on me since I purchased it.

I get positive remarks from my friends, too. (Heh, since they're my friends, they might just be being nice to me!)

In any case, I'm really happy with the ride.
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Old 01-25-2005, 01:51 PM   #4
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A fine bike no doubt, but when a GS rider thinks your bike is odd looking that pretty much says it all. VWW
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Old 01-25-2005, 01:55 PM   #5
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I'll argree with you on the Multistrada, and the Buells, but the Rockster, fine motorcycle though it is, still looks like a visitor from another planet. VWW
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Old 01-25-2005, 03:36 PM   #6
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I like the Rockster. The only color I'd have a hard time digesting is the green and black. I came very close to buying a R1150R as my first bike back riding again, after about 17 years. Ended up going with a F650GS Dakar ABS partly because of the .9% financing BMW offered back then also. Loved looking at the note and seeing only $6.95 in interest.



I thought that was the most funky (and not necessarily good funky) thing I'd ever seen when I first looked at it but it really grew on me. I got more compliments on that bike than any of the three bikes I've owned over the last four years. People would roll down their windows and ask me questions, kids gawked at it, girls seemed to go for it. Except one who told me, "that's not a motorcycle". Guess it didn't have enough chrome on it.



Anyway, turned out to be a great bike for the city with all the crappy roads and what not. It could do five hours touring in a day and leave you no worse for wear. If you saw a bumpy dirt/gravel/fire road it wasn't off limits. All and all a really good motorcycle. The only time I got really pissed was when I had it up to about 105 mph and an Escort started to pull away from me. Nope, didn't like that.
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Old 01-25-2005, 03:44 PM   #7
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Default ... even though it's too cold to ride.

What an utter crock! Yo BMW. Are your customers sissies now? I mean, isn't the prototypical BMW rider a "nut-job" who rides in his impervial to the elements top-shelf gear in any and all weather? That washes his bike by fording streams at a whim? Why is it Gerbing resellers are more often than not BMW dealerships? Do the purchasers not wear their heated gear now?



Or is it just USA BMW riders who are sissies and revert to their cages when the temps head below 40F? I ride practically every day in Chicago down to 5F and 2F so far this season.



They ought to limit the deal to those who actually ride to the dealership.
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:10 PM   #8
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Default Re: ... even though it's too cold to ride.

Hey, Buzz is plugged in when it hits 60 out there in Cali, but I like him anyway.
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:28 PM   #9
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Default Re: ... even though it's too cold to ride.

And what exactly do you ride? I've ridden on days with sleet and rain sans proper gear, just because I felt like going somewhere. Do you ride in 2F conditions without a jacket? VWW
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:19 PM   #10
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Be still my heart.... BMW puts its overpriced styling errors and leftovers on sale. Like Michael Jackson at a strip club, I just can't get excited. Only interesting bike to me is the K1200GT, but at 17 large, I'd rather have an FJR with crappy financing, thank you.



Maybe the persecuted RUBs in Seattle will now trade in their chromey noise makers and buttless chaps for BMW bikes and gear more befitting their station in life. Only then will they STFU.



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