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Old 07-21-2011, 07:10 AM   #31
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I suspect that BMWs attempt to force K1600 sales by discontinuing the 4 cylinder GTs will backfire. I already know one guy who decided to keep his K1300GT instead of trading every two years like he usually does. There are already plenty of rumblings about the switch to transverse 4s and the extra powertrain losses with the 90 degree couplings. I suspect that BMW's move will be about as successful as their decision to drop Boxers in the 80s.
Well both dealers in SD had a waiting list a mile long.

I don't pay much attention to internet grumblers...present company excluded of course.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:12 AM   #32
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I just picked up the K16GT we'll ride to Laguna. Holy crap, the exhaust note and its volume is even more impressive than I remembered! Makes you want to rev the piss out of it everywhere!
"we’ll be riding the Kawi and K1600GT to the USGP at Laguna Seca this week so we can find out how they compare"

I'm looking forward to your comparison of the C-14 and the Kaysixteenhunnertgeetee. I wouldn't consider paying over $20k for any motorcycle, but it'll be entertaining to see if y'all think the BMW delivers what...$6k-$8k...more "real world" value.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:23 AM   #33
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Well both dealers in SD had a waiting list a mile long.

I don't pay much attention to internet grumblers...present company excluded of course.
There's always that initial sales blip for these sorts of things. Even the Rune had one. Whether sales continue is another matter. BMW is asking their users to accept an ~8K jump in price over their own previous GT tourer. Seems a bit steep to me. And I'm talking about actual BMW owners I know. Not internet rumblings. Time will tell.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:47 AM   #34
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Well for what it's worth I'm keeping my current GT. I think the 6 is a really neat bike and I'd love to have one, but I don't see it being $15k better than my lowly 1200. In fact it was a hard decision to spend the $9900 on my used GT when for a grand or two more I could have got a new Connie or held out for the rumored new Trophy.

I think my then new GS was the last bike I'll spend close to $20k on, there's just too many low mile used or even new bikes for lot's less. Doesn't bode well for premium brands when a trend setter like me chokes, I'm smack in the middle of their target demographic too: mid 50's, good income, excellent credit, minimal self control when I'm around shiny things.......
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:57 AM   #35
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Doesn't bode well for premium brands when a trend setter like me chokes, I'm smack in the middle of their target demographic too: mid 50's, good income, excellent credit, minimal self control when I'm around shiny things.......
Funny and true. There are limits. The new BMW is very cool and I will no doubt check it out if I see one, but like other expensive things, I will let it go. Toys don't get financed in my world, and 20K plus is just too big a chunk.

I am only 49 though, and a bike like this is at least 6 years down the road. Perhaps the depreciation curve will catch up with me. Come on boys - get out there and buy these so I can pick up your bike from you for for 50% off well down the road. Some lucky punk is going to score when I decide to sell the FZ1 someday...
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:09 AM   #36
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There's always that initial sales blip for these sorts of things. Even the Rune had one. Whether sales continue is another matter. BMW is asking their users to accept an ~8K jump in price over their own previous GT tourer. Seems a bit steep to me. And I'm talking about actual BMW owners I know. Not internet rumblings. Time will tell.
I don't know where you come up with 8k. The sticker on mine was $23,500. I didn't pay anywhere near that but that was the MSRP.
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The best part is that by the time I'm ready to get one, we'll still be in the Obanomy and dealers will be begging the buyers to take them.

Well, that's assuming the dollar is worth more than the peso by then.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:29 AM   #38
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I don't know where you come up with 8k. The sticker on mine was $23,500. I didn't pay anywhere near that but that was the MSRP.
Okay. 4.5K then.
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Okay. 4.5K then.
That's only 2.25k per cylinder.

Sheesh.

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Old 07-21-2011, 09:40 AM   #40
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That's only 2.25k per cylinder.

Sheesh.

Tightwad.

He lives in Utah and rides a 3 cylinder Triumph...what did you expect??
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