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Old 02-20-2013, 02:37 AM   #5461
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I don't think its a coincidence that Herbert, the big kahuna at TT was riding one of these around Madagascar months before anyone else. I think TT AG has been, for some time turning into an AMG-like production house for BMW motorrad.
AMG though (and M), also TUNE the vehicles.
Unlike TT usually.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:53 AM   #5462
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Each countrys importer/distributor has their own programs from warrenty length of time/milege to issues like the Demo plan. In the US, dealers have a warrenty program to encourage customer demo rides that reduces the price to the dealer a small percentage, but can not be resold until the bike has reached 2,500 miles. All of these programs factor into the cost of the bike.

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Old 02-20-2013, 07:23 AM   #5463
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Each countrys importer/distributor has their own programs from warrenty length of time/milege to issues like the Demo plan. In the US, dealers have a warrenty program to encourage customer demo rides that reduces the price to the dealer a small percentage, but can not be resold until the bike has reached 2,500 miles. All of these programs factor into the cost of the bike.

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My dealership keeps their bikes max 10 k km. I don't know at which poit they sell them. But they have a big fleet of replacement bikes for clients. So replacement bike or testbike is probably the same thing.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:03 AM   #5464
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Deposit date

October 4th 2012 deposit at SJ BMW put me in third place.
Second deposit for a buddy (without his knowledge) on the same day put him in fourth!
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:28 AM   #5465
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October 4th 2012 deposit at SJ BMW put me in third place.
Second deposit for a buddy (without his knowledge) on the same day put him in fourth!
Hope he actually wants the bike.

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Old 02-20-2013, 09:30 AM   #5466
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Second deposit for a buddy (without his knowledge) on the same day put him in fourth!
Meaning you are buying to bike for him, or the deposit was a gift?
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:37 AM   #5467
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:51 AM   #5468
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No not buying it for him he has to step up to his addiction and lay down some of his own hard earned duckets. I once had a buddy buy two jet skis and then drop one off at my house and let me know I owed him 6 grand. I bitched and complained then paid him the money. I then jet skied every weekend for years! Loved the sport and we still joke about it. This isn't the same friend so maybe you could say I was "paying if forward"
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:56 AM   #5469
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He buys the bike and the down payment is a gift, if not "his" deposit goes towards my purchase. Then I will let him ride the bike and he can then get in line to get one or a KTM its up to him.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:11 AM   #5470
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He buys the bike and the down payment is a gift, if not "his" deposit goes towards my purchase. Then I will let him ride the bike and he can then get in line to get one or a KTM its up to him.
I see. for a minute I thought this was a game of rich man's roulette on adv
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:13 AM   #5471
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I have the motorcycle addiction no way could I be rich
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:56 AM   #5472
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I took my bike to the dealer today, and said goodbye. Now ready for the new arrival next month
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:28 PM   #5473
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I have the same GS for 6 years (mid-2007), bought it new.
Resale value currently sucks (yes even BMW doesn't hold resale any more, since GSes are plenty and we have a crisis, so it's cheap or no sale at all). It is quite possible that I would need to pay twice the amount I could sell it, plus maybe a further 20% to get it with what I want on.
(BTW previous bike was a Dakar, kept for 5 years - also resold with great loss)

I am debating if your "recycle" model is better. You sell 1yo bike which replaced a 2yo bike. So since 2007 (you have to add 1-2 more bikes from the ones shown in your signature I guess) how much "buy-sell" total you have? Ever calculated?
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:53 PM   #5474
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Resale value currently sucks (yes even BMW doesn't hold resale any more, since GSes are plenty and we have a crisis, so it's cheap or no sale at all).
agree....not sure why so many others think differently.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:16 PM   #5475
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agree....not sure why so many others think differently.
A friend told me that the R1200GS has a much higher demand/resale in the used market than other bikes. Don't know if this is true or not. Resale value may still suck though. Are the blue book values realistic?
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