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Old 03-21-2008, 06:53 AM   #31
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wow, a beamer dealer that said that? everybody i know thats gone to bmw dealers has gotten **** like "their better." and when asked why the dealer scoffs at them and wont answer the question.
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:00 AM   #32
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wow, a beamer dealer that said that? everybody i know thats gone to bmw dealers has gotten **** like "their better." and when asked why the dealer scoffs at them and wont answer the question.
Well, he still drinks the "Superior Engineering" Kool-Aid, but acknowledges that BMW has been less-than-helpful when there was a REAL problem {koff!} idlesurge {/koff!}. Also, some parts of the "new business-model" he didn't like at all. And, he's reallly concerned with BMW's pricing, as compared to other bikes. ESPECIALLY if BMW want to attract a new audience to their show.........

(as one of the "dissenters in the ranks", he's always worried that BMWNA will suddenly decide they don't need this location any more)
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:12 AM   #33
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BMW dealers for the most part have always been arrogant pricks. When I rode them in the 80's I loved the bikes but I just had to grit my teeth and bite my tongue dealing with them for service while it was under warranty. They certainly haven't changed in my experiance
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Old 03-21-2008, 04:11 PM   #34
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To be totally honest, most of the bikes i've really liked over the years have been BMWs, F650, R1150, R1200C. But, their prices are... high and it seems like alot of BMW owners are rude as well. Heres a head scratcher, Duke hypermotard is what $11,000? BMW Megamoto is what $20,520? for what? 20hp?

I wonder when BMW is going to price themselves right out of the US.
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:24 PM   #35
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I wonder when BMW is going to price themselves right out of the US.
About two weeks before HD does.
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:09 PM   #36
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No disagreement there, I've got a buddy who was all about "only buying American!" looked at the Harleys, laughed and bought a suzuki or something.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:58 AM   #37
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Having lived here thru at least 10 years of Bike Weeks I can only say that if the event is floundering,it is the fault of the City Fathers. They have singlehandedly chipped away at the foundation of Bike Week. The Harley Shop on Beach Street,ECT. Like every other tourist town they can't agree on what they want. Family only events,another Mouse town, or reality. the reality being what brings in the money.
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