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Old 02-13-2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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first post and interested to see the complete reviews on this.
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Old 02-13-2006, 02:24 PM   #2
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Yeah,but the price,the price.A buddy of mine had to service his R1200RT,and was amazed at how much,plus markup they are asking for Beemers hers in Las Vegas.And he has money! A poor bro like me doesn,t stand a chance! Beemer maybe making the mistake Volks wagen is making,pricing themselves out the market.The euro is killing us!
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Old 02-13-2006, 02:57 PM   #3
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Default Well, we have to wait for used R1200s to appear.

Yes, the price is kind of a deal breaker. Hopefully, by the time my R1100GS wears out, some of the R1200s will have depreciated enough that I can take one out for a test spin with a reasonable chance of buying one.



Who knows, maybe the Big 4 will be offering test rides by that time, also - though that would be a big shift in their policies. (Would that mean that Triumph and BMW agree to stop offering test rides?)
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Old 02-13-2006, 03:02 PM   #4
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Nice enough bike but not worth $14,700 unless you value exclusivity that much. It's not the Euro that puts the price high. BMWs are just expensive. Compare the prices to those of Triumph. The Pound is even strounger than the Euro and they still sell bikes for a reasonable price. I think it's a conscious decision on BMWs part to put cashed-up middle-aged riders on their bikes.
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Old 02-13-2006, 03:38 PM   #5
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Teknoman, don't blame the euro, blame the dollar! The FED is doing their very best to turn it into something worth less than the paper it's printed on. Do an image search on "m3 money supply" and you'll see that since '95, the FED has been killing the dollar.



Fiat currency issues aside, this new beemer (in particular) does seem focused on the sportbike crowd; check the wheelie & strafing pics in the gallery. I personally wouldn't be shopping BMW if I was looking for a bike to stick around the outside of my buddy's GSXR-- but that's me. Plenty of folks are finding $20,000 Ducatis the proper tackle for the canyons, so why not BMW? Something tells me this is what they're thinking in Stuttgart.
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Old 02-13-2006, 03:52 PM   #6
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In addition to servicing it, you've got to listen to it while you ride.
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Old 02-13-2006, 04:32 PM   #7
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Aw come on Buzglyd ~ You mean you never heard Reg Pridmore or Gary Fisher on their 70's open megaphone R90S superbikes!?



They sounded great!
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Old 02-13-2006, 05:00 PM   #8
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122 horsepower hasn't been 'incredible' since the mid 80's. Maybe someone should tell BMW.
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Old 02-13-2006, 05:21 PM   #9
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122hp at 480 lbs = a ho hum sport bike.

I'll keep my Duc.

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Old 02-13-2006, 05:30 PM   #10
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Default It coudda bin a contendah...

Yeah, just like every Beamer, a solid bike but you can get the same thing for a few thousand less if you compare to just about any other brand. Looks Ducati-esque with that trellis frame. Some day I'll probably get a BMW but it will be a used bike for sure.



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