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Old 01-13-2013, 11:36 PM   #95
JerryH
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Originally Posted by kraven View Post
Yep.

The C helped BMW realize they don't know shit about the American market and don't want to know anything about it.
They want to service the same customers in whatever location on earth they live, not expand to suit people who want a manufacturer to respond to them.
Harley does the same thing. They don't do market research. They build cruisers, and a couple of nice touring bikes, and that's it. They dropped Buell for some reason, maybe the same reason BMW dropped the R1200C. It just wasn't them. But apparently both Harley and BMW can do just fine building and selling only what THEY want.
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