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Dealer confirmed K1200S delay

No BMW K1200S into USA until late Spring

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Yeah, I was looking for it at the BMW exhibit at the Motorcycle show. But I really liked BMW's big dual sports. Here in Colorado, there are so many dirt roads I see from the main road. It would be nice to take them and see where they go.
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You dont need a bmw for that, they have invented these called maps. They tell you where roads go. I know, i know...It is a crazy concept.
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Any mention as to why?
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Any mention as to why?
BMW built 100 plus bikes for people to beat the crap out of on German race and test tracks. BMW even had internet contests on BMW forums to win free trips to Germany to test BMW K1200S.
Few bikes had crankshaft problems. BMW shipped few hundred bikes to USA in September. BMW did the right thing and shipped bikes back to Germany for redesigned cranks.
New manufacture run of BMW K1200S bikes will not be until March 2005
Dealers will be getting display bikes sooner, Probably repaired bikes from first run.

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You dont need a bmw for that, they have invented these called maps. They tell you where roads go. I know, i know...It is a crazy concept.





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I got $10 that says that dirt road leads to a paved one....
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I got $10 that says that dirt road leads to a paved one....
I have a bike that can handle both...
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I wonder how they will market these "rebuilds" till the new ones arrive? any major discounts? I would hope so.
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BMW built 100 plus bikes for people to beat the crap out of on German race and test tracks. BMW even had internet contests on BMW forums to win free trips to Germany to test BMW K1200S.
Few bikes had crankshaft problems. BMW shipped few hundred bikes to USA in September. BMW did the right thing and shipped bikes back to Germany for redesigned cranks.
New manufacture run of BMW K1200S bikes will not be until March 2005
Dealers will be getting display bikes sooner, Probably repaired bikes from first run.

So what you are saying is they shipped poorly designed junk that would break in the real world...Sounds more like HD every day!! Yeah, I'm gonna run right out and plunk down 20K + for one of those

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You dont need a bmw for that, they have invented these called maps. They tell you where roads go. I know, i know...It is a crazy concept.
And they don't need batteries...like those electronic gadget gizmos!
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So what you are saying is they shipped poorly designed junk that would break in the real world...Sounds more like HD every day!! Yeah, I'm gonna run right out and plunk down 20K + for one of those
Bumble, BMW's market is not the person who is looking to buy cheap ricer bikes
Do any of the Jap bikes give 3 year 36,000 mile warranty?
BMW stands by its product with long warranty. Since so few of the cranks failed they could have sold them and risked fixing under warranty like Jap manufactures would have done.

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And they don't need batteries...like those electronic gadget gizmos!
Batteries
First class bikes have power outlets

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That is a good point on the warrenties....I don't understand why some of the other manufactures, Jap and others, don't offer better warrenties? They really should!!!




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I'd agree that the market for bmw's isnt anywhere near the same market audience as japanese sport bikes. but there's more than 1 japanese bike, sport-tourers if u will, that i'd take over a bmw..but thats just me.

but one isnt any better than the other though.
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I'd agree that the market for bmw's isnt anywhere near the same market audience as japanese sport bikes. but there's more than 1 japanese bike, sport-tourers if u will, that i'd take over a bmw..but thats just me.

but one isnt any better than the other though.
Just like car is car One isnt any better than the other

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1st class crap you mean. You know whats so funny. How many kids get excited to sport Touring bike next them in traffic. You bike is boring and I bet 70% of the non riding public but confuse your bike with a harley...I mean boring, " here let me put up my highway bars and adjust my cup holder" Oh you think your bike is more confortable? I have spent days on the 1k with no problems. I would bet that I could make it across the US faster than you could. We should race! I would waste a weeks vaction for it. I wouldnt even need a week. 3 days tops.
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Bumble, BMW's market is not the person who is looking to buy cheap ricer bikes
Do any of the Jap bikes give 3 year 36,000 mile warranty?
BMW stands by its product with long warranty. Since so few of the cranks failed they could have sold them and risked fixing under warranty like Jap manufactures would have done.
Probably, because like my 74 CB. They don't break. I haven't split the cases in over 30 years on that bike.
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While Twisty has some points on that...I don't mind it. To each is their own. A guy at my work has a similar if not the same bike. He puts down some serious miles on his. That's what he is into and good for him, at least he's on 2! I am looking forward to taking it out for a little spin just to see the other side of the world.

I think the only problem is when some on that particular bike says its faster than say a 9R for example. It just isn't! I'm sorry, but that isn't the intention for the bike. So let's just leave it at that. The BMW is a lazy boy couch with a cup holder than can go on the road for long arse hauls! The sportbike, GSXR or whatever, is made for speed! It's clear and simple...




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1st class crap you mean. You know whats so funny. How many kids get excited to sport Touring bike next them in traffic. You bike is boring and I bet 70% of the non riding public but confuse your bike with a harley...I mean boring, " here let me put up my highway bars and adjust my cup holder" Oh you think your bike is more confortable? I have spent days on the 1k with no problems. I would bet that I could make it across the US faster than you could. We should race! I would waste a weeks vaction for it. I wouldnt even need a week. 3 days tops.
Do you also drive Honda civic Honda civic guys come over to Vette boards and post same line you are posting here
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