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Old 10-18-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:22 PM   #2
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I think BMW is ripe to do what the Japanese car companies did. They renamed Toyota as Lexus.... Nissan as Infinity... Honda as Acura. That way they could charge thousands more for a Toyota Land Cruiser for the small cost of some gingerbread. Maybe BMW could find a new name for the GS series and charge thousands more for the same bikes. I mean if some black treatment makes a bike worth $19K, why not? Apparently these guys line up to be overcharged just like Harley guys did. The snobbery just reeks when I stop by BMW/Triumph of Utah. Guys standing around in BMW apparel just like at the Harley shop. Pretty funny.
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:26 PM   #3
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I can't help but like it.I also like the Special Edition Tiger.I'm a sucker for Special Editions.
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:27 PM   #4
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But, hold on...

With all those black surfaces, wouldn't the bike look really dirty really quickly when you took it off road?

Oh, sorry. How silly of me.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:25 PM   #5
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Jealousy is such an ugly emotion guys....I mean the Triumphs have really come a long way, it's just that BMW set the bar so high.......well not everyone can be the best eh? As long as your happy with your choice what does it matter whether it's not quite up to snuff.........
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Jealousy is such an ugly emotion guys....I mean the Triumphs have really come a long way, it's just that BMW set the bar so high.......well not everyone can be the best eh? As long as your happy with your choice what does it matter whether it's not quite up to snuff.........
Who's jealous? I think it's a great idea. Charge what the market will bear. More power to 'em.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:00 AM   #7
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Who's jealous? I think it's a great idea. Charge what the market will bear. More power to 'em.


They are getting a little carried away. Look at the Conk 1400 and the K1300 GT, The K is a nice bike but is it $7k nicer than a new Connie. Is my GS $4k nicer then a new Tiger SE.......

Depends on how bad you want one I guess. Then again you have to throw in other factors like dealer support, parts availability and other intangibles. I'd rather deal with a bunch of corporate uniformed sales staff, people with a passion for their product than some 20 year old sh*t head that knows less about the bikes he's trying to sell than I do.

It's worth it to me to pay a little extra for a more professional atmosphere, IMO it makes the whole experience better.
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Not to mention the BMW coffee in the BMW mug, while lounging in the BMW's Most Valuable Customer Waiting Area watching European race videos, patiently explaining to the FNG in the room that the BMW symbol is a propeller.
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They are getting a little carried away. Look at the Conk 1400 and the K1300 GT, The K is a nice bike but is it $7k nicer than a new Connie. Is my GS $4k nicer then a new Tiger SE.......

Depends on how bad you want one I guess. Then again you have to throw in other factors like dealer support, parts availability and other intangibles. I'd rather deal with a bunch of corporate uniformed sales staff, people with a passion for their product than some 20 year old sh*t head that knows less about the bikes he's trying to sell than I do.

It's worth it to me to pay a little extra for a more professional atmosphere, IMO it makes the whole experience better.
Another factor on the new BMW I-4s that I thought of is the rebuildability of these things. Up to now almost any BMW could be rebuilt indefinitely. I'll bet these new transversed I-4s are now throwaways like the Japanese (and unfortunately the Triumph Triples.)
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:13 AM   #10
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Another factor on the new BMW I-4s that I thought of is the rebuildability of these things. Up to now almost any BMW could be rebuilt indefinitely. I'll bet these new transversed I-4s are now throwaways like the Japanese (and unfortunately the Triumph Triples.)

Even If you could get parts to rebuild it, it would cost so much you may as well just buy another bike so like you said, a throw-away.. Hopefully the bike will be good for the legendary 2~300k they're advertised as....
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