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Old 04-22-2013, 10:55 PM   #4608
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Originally Posted by tomasv View Post

I would like to make sure that if i buy used 07-09 XCountry or even 10-12 Tr650 that I will be able to get parts, service in most countries. If you don't think it's a good fit, what other bike would you recommend please.

Thank you in advance
You are concerned about getting parts in 10 years time cause they dont sell the bikes anymore?

Well I think its likely that BMW will still be in business in 10 years time. Husky have effectively been bought by KTM its likely KTM will still be around in 10 years time. By law, if they are still around, they have to sell a complete range of spare parts for a minimum of 10 years after they sell the last one in many countries.

In reality BMW are still selling spare parts for their bikes built in the 1970s and 1980s.

Many of the parts of bikes like Husky 650 and X-Country, especially the consumables (brakes, clutches, bearings etc, are standard European components common with dozens and dozens of other bikes and are standard parts from 3-4 brands and over a dozen models of bikes).

Your fears should stop you buying any motorcycle .. because BMW will not be selling 1200GSs in 10 years time ... does that mean you dont buy a 1200 GS? What bike can you buy now that they will still be selling the same unchanged model in 10 years time??. Very very few parts from the 1150 GS were carried over to the 1200 GS. Very few parts from the old 1200 GS are carried over to the new 1200 GS.

If your fears were valid, then no-one would be riding older bikes ... yet the adventure bike world is still full of Honda 600 cc Transalps and Africa Twins from the late 80s and 90s, Yamaha Tenere's from the 1980s, BMW airheads from the 1980s.

See the following for evidence that older bikes are very common as adventure bikes:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=874907

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=862577

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504942

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=751

As for service, there is nothing that needs any specialist tools or diagnistics on these bikes. Any bike mechanic in Siberia or can do a full service on a X-Country or Husky 650.

Honestly, I think its a non-issue. Tomas I wouldnt worry about that.
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