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Old 04-26-2001, 06:31 AM   #1
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They just want to prove to the world that people actually BUY those butt-ugly GS 1150's, don't they?



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First... oh never mind.
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Old 04-26-2001, 08:12 AM   #2
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Didn't Yamaha start doing this "actual owner in the photo" theme last year? Or was it H-D that started doing it 20 years ago? Oh well. Kudos to BMW for highlighting actual riders instead of pretty-boy models who don't know a shifter from shinola.



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Old 04-26-2001, 08:41 AM   #3
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Ooooh, if your ID indicates your ride I wouldn't be judging attractiveness of machines riding that generic plastic cow
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Old 04-26-2001, 08:45 AM   #4
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It's not nice to be nasty just because you are jealous of BMWs. Let me tell you, sometimes it's hard to own the best bike on the street. I feel sorry for all the people on Japanese bikes.
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Old 04-26-2001, 08:59 AM   #5
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What a great Idea! This is a fabulous promotional tool in two ways: News wires(i.e. Motorcycle Online) will pick it up and publicize it, and people will have one more incentive to choose BMW as their bike of choice.



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Old 04-26-2001, 09:11 AM   #6
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BMW started doing this a few months ago. Have already seen friends in a some of their brochures. Pretty neat. Now, since they are not paying high dollar models and stunt riders any more, may be they can come down a little on the prices of the bikes...
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Old 04-26-2001, 09:20 AM   #7
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It's still a hell of a lot better looking than the GS 1150... that's EASILY the ugliest bike on the planet.
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Old 04-26-2001, 09:22 AM   #8
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I always wondered about BMWs "being the best bike

on the street"...



BMWs have a reputation for being long lived, but

I always wondered if that was more a reflection

of the demographic that buys the bike more than

anything else.



BMWs are pretty pricey, so I would assume

that they are purchased by more mature/wealthy

riders. I wonder if these folks are more likely

to properly maintain their bikes than the

average rider...and therefore their bikes

last longer than the average...



The Brit bike mag "Ride" does a massive reader

survey each year ( 12000+ people ), and I

believe that last year they found out that

BMWs tend to have a fair amount of initial

quality issues. ( I don't have the stats/mag in

front of me, but I seem to recall that it was

around 40% of BMW's new bikes have a problem

that requires dealer intervention. Honda was

much lower.)



I'm not trying to start a flamewar (really! - I almost

bought an RS, so I'm not a BMW-basher ) but

I've always been curious about this.



Are BMW's better built than, say, Honda?



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Old 04-26-2001, 09:24 AM   #9
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Jealous of Bavarian Money Wasters? Not likely... besides, I like some BMW's, I just happen to think (and it's a personal opinion) that the GS 1150 is easily the most butt-ugly bike I've ever seen. If you have one, and it makes you happy, then good for you.
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Old 04-26-2001, 09:25 AM   #10
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just look at the sales numbers, Honda regained the top sales in the US beating H-D and well over BMW, BMW needs to stick with car what they do best. I guess you have a heated seat too yea your a real biker. Jap bikes rule and we dont have to pay those outragous prices for quality.
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