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First year bikes

Would you purchase first year bike? First year K1200RS had few problems all corrected by BMW next year.
K1200S looks to have a few problems transmission and valves. As much as I want to buy K1200S now, think I will pass and buy second year bike without being BMW guinea pig.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-04-2005, 10:19 PM
 
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ehh you should just get an R1
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ehh you should just get an R1
Few times a year make 900 mile day trip to vacation home, R1 might be lucky to make 300 miles in a day.

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Few times a year make 900 mile day trip to vacation home, R1 might be lucky to make 300 miles in a day.
Agreed but, much faster getting there.

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Agreed but, much faster getting there.
yeah
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I would try not to do that.... for example...back in '01 (I think) when they came out with the newer style GSXR and revamped it from the old 2 round headlight...they had lots of problems... just as teh 10R did last year!

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I have the same rule for cars. Give them a year or two to sort out the bugs, then i'll be all over it.
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I usually do as well...but then I went leased a '05 Equinox.... oh well it is a lease...so I guess that's different!!




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I was gonna go against my rule when they brought the new mustang out. I was just gonna lease one for 6 months then flip it. I still might, but now i might wait for the rag top.
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i would wait a few years on the new stangs or new anythign, you know they always make it better the next year.
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That rule doesn't only apply to Cars and Bikes. I apply that to major software applications... like MS products... I try to wait till they have there service pack 2 released... before I buy it... I'll only be a guinea pig when pigs fly...
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