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Old 11-13-2012, 10:29 AM   #14281
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Base price to base price, maybe... But have you ever actually tried to buy a "base" BMW?
Actually the dealer here offered me a great deal on one last year. I should say salesman, I have some doubts the owner would ok this. I could order a 2012 at $600 below MSRP and no set up charge with only the options I wanted, which were spoke rims and heated grips.

I have had good luck with Yamaha’s in the past; I have had 8 or 9 of them. I don’t like all the stuff which is on the Tenere but I think I can ride around it.
I have only had two BMW’s, and one was in the 70’s but I still rate it as one of my all time fun bikes. My current BMW has been fun to ride and is running great but is not nearly one of the best bikes I have ever owned.
I feel done with BMW. I do lust for a KTM 990 Adventurer though but at the same time I don’t think it’s a bike I should have

GP, you have a Tenere?
Thanks for the input on the Grips. Is the heat easy to control while riding?
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:20 AM   #14282
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Thanks for the input on the Grips. Is the heat easy to control while riding?
I like the Heat-troller set up for grips and controlling a vest outlet. Post 9591.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...grips&page=640

For $100 it's a great set up.

http://www.warmnsafe.com/handgrip-heat-trollers/
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:40 PM   #14283
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Apples to Apples, S10 to GS12, about $4000. difference not $1000. Got mine S10 for $13,500. Seen them for less.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:44 PM   #14284
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Apples to Apples, S10 to GS12, about $4000.
Yes, this is much closer. I recall a couple of us did some pretty good price comparisons when the S10 came out and if you put the S10 and GS on the same basis as best you could, it was about $3700 price difference in MSRP. Now that was a couple years ago and both companies have hiked prices a time or two so I don't know what the precise delta is now.

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Old 11-13-2012, 12:50 PM   #14285
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Picked up a new (2012) S10 last weekend for $12,100 without even trying. Also bought the 4 year (5 year total) zero-deductible factory warranty at the same time for $380. Again, without really trying. The entire experience was 40 minutes, 20 of which was for the test ride.

Try these at a BMW shop.

Look, I LOVE my BMW XMOTO and feel like I will have it for a long, long time, but it was my first (and last) BMW motorcycle. From the pricing and availability of parts to the general attitude of the servicing dealer...I learned my lesson.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:43 PM   #14286
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Dunno.... I just dont get it??????

65>70mph is fine for me = I sort of like taking in where I am while getting to where I am going. It's all about the WHOLE journey for me. Not just having been there!!!

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Old 11-13-2012, 02:21 PM   #14287
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Dunno.... I just dont get it??????

65>70mph is fine for me = I sort of like taking in where I am while getting to where I am going. It's all about the WHOLE journey for me. Not just having been there!!!

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(Except maybe the Hay plains)
You guys have all that open area.

From the FJR days....




The Tenere can't hold a candle to it. Bless it's heart it tries.





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Old 11-13-2012, 02:22 PM   #14288
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Picked up a new (2012) S10 last weekend for $12,100 without even trying. Also bought the 4 year (5 year total) zero-deductible factory warranty at the same time for $380. Again, without really trying. The entire experience was 40 minutes, 20 of which was for the test ride.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:36 PM   #14289
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You guys have all that open area.
And most of it you would just love...





There is this one road though...

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:03 PM   #14290
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And most of it you would just love...


Gasp, shudder. It's Tenere Kryptonite!

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:22 PM   #14291
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Gasp, shudder. It's Tenere Kryptonite!
You should try it on a Strom!
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:37 PM   #14292
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GP, you have a Tenere?
Thanks for the input on the Grips. Is the heat easy to control while riding?
yes, I mounted the OEM heat controller where it's supposed to be.. it ain't pretty, but it's easy to reach while on the go... No one does switch gear as elegantly as bmw's, but I'm over that now!
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:46 PM   #14293
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Picked up a new (2012) S10 last weekend for $12,100 without even trying. Also bought the 4 year (5 year total) zero-deductible factory warranty at the same time for $380. Again, without really trying. The entire experience was 40 minutes, 20 of which was for the test ride.

Try these at a BMW shop.

Look, I LOVE my BMW XMOTO and feel like I will have it for a long, long time, but it was my first (and last) BMW motorcycle. From the pricing and availability of parts to the general attitude of the servicing dealer...I learned my lesson.
Good price!! I got mine for $12,000 and $378 for the warranty 2 weeks ago. Also got $3,100 for my 2009 KLR with 14,700 miles which I thought wasn't bad.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:46 PM   #14294
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The Tenere can't hold a candle to it. Bless it's heart it tries.

I was loaded down and stopped twisting the grip as a corner approached when the bike was above 115 mph on the GPS. Above about 100, the increase in speed was slow but it was still increasing.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:57 PM   #14295
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I was loaded down and stopped twisting the grip as a corner approached when the bike was above 115 mph on the GPS. Above about 100, the increase in speed was slow but it was still increasing.
123 is the highest GPS I've been able to do. Bike was loaded, down hill and breathing very heavy.
It floats around with the K60s so I don't try to beat that.
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