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Old 04-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #2343
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Originally Posted by NextAdventre View Post
If this is the only year for the bike so what? You will have gotten a one year gem! There will be parts for the next 10 years minimum no matter what. With it being a mostly BMW machine it should be no problem keeping it up to snuff. Honestly, even at full MSRP I don't see how you can go wrong with either the Terra or the Strada.
What makes you say this?

Look, everything I've read about the Terra and Strada has been very positive, and I think you should buy one if you want one, but assuming parts will be available, "...for the next 10 years minimum no matter what." is naive. They might be, but they might not be. You don't know and neither does anybody else.

If there is some law requiring this, please post a reference to the statute. The only laws I am aware of regarding parts availability are that they have to be available during the warranty period and regarding emission systems.
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