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Old 02-21-2013, 08:28 PM   #5521
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When I was at my dealership a week ago and both the general manager and sales manager gave me the window of early March to early April. They thought it would be earlier rather than later. Nothing definite though, don't know if that is any help.
Thanks, and yes, any information is helpful. Originally my dealer said mid March. A few weeks later the GM was very optimistic that they'd have delivery late february. Now it seems that optimism has turned to "who knows...we'll see".

Oh well, I'd be a fool to complain right- just wish I knew either what (trim/color/options) or when (date).
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:26 PM   #5522
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[QUOTE=GS Addict;20779150]Don't know if this has been posted before but
http://blog.motorcycle.com/2013/02/2...ampaign=weekly

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There you go, only in Canada with no own motorcycle industry you see all these "recalls" of models not even at the dealers, why don't they call it a "service bulletin" "TSB's" or so?
I'm sure the next recall will be for the lack of fuel.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:50 AM   #5523
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$100 refundable? not exactly. With sales of the old GS declining substantially this year as everyone waits for the new, I would guess that the last few months have been pretty poor for most of them.
Deposits here are a bit higher. 500 Euro's.

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Actually BMW sales increase by 2% in 2012 compared to 2011 sales. December 2012 saw a 43.3% increase in deliveries compared to December 2011, pretty impressive. The R1200GS was the most popular model still (this does not include the GSA). Granted these are world-wide figures, but the USA was the 2nd largest market outside of Germany.
So all and all BMW sales are rather poor in the USA. A country with 280 million people buys less bmw's than one with 60 million people. I usually prefer the relative sales numbers.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:54 AM   #5524
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The current issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine has an article on the internals of the new boxer. One of the images is a close up of the "Hybrid Cam Drive" and mentions Cams with automatic decompression for cold starting. Anyone know anything about that?
Scan the article for us that don't have access to the mag?
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:30 AM   #5525
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Scan the article for us that don't have access to the mag?
https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/press...tem=node__2261

Hi res pictures here and also a pdf download which discusses the decompression amongst other things paul
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:39 AM   #5526
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Deposits here are a bit higher. 500 Euro's.



So all and all BMW sales are rather poor in the USA. A country with 280 million people buys less bmw's than one with 60 million people. I usually prefer the relative sales numbers.
1350 eur here.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:26 AM   #5527
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Typically here in the US, the new bikes will be released to the dealers at the same time as the dealer showing of the new bike. In this case, the dealer show is the one in Merakesh, around the end of March.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:28 AM   #5528
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I love how we pay a premium so that some people can visit exotic places for PR. :)
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:29 AM   #5529
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Again, in the US, a deposit on a new vehicle is strictly a function of the dealer and nothing else. It is an aide so that the dealer can determine who is a Bullshitter and who is serious.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:42 AM   #5530
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When I ordered my bikes, the deposit was "a shake hands"
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:04 AM   #5531
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My dealer asked my a €1000 deposit... must have thought I was a no-trustful guy
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:52 AM   #5532
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I get the impression belgium will be quite lovely wit all the new GSes.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:49 AM   #5533
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My dealer asked my a €1000 deposit... must have thought I was a no-trustful guy
Who's your dealer?
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:52 AM   #5534
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I get the impression belgium will be quite lovely wit all the new GSes.
I'll wait for the GSA
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:01 AM   #5535
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I'll wait for the GSA
I can't. The GSA is to big (high) for me.
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