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Old 04-26-2012, 06:50 AM   #1
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At my local dealer today for service on my motorcycle, asked about the new scooter and arrival date(have a deposit on one) silence. Seems in the US we may not see them till March of 2013. BMW is being very silent on issue
Has anyone seen one on the road in Europe or the UK yet?
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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It might be the same delay here in the U.K.
I heard there are quality issues here, I have a feeling this scoot is going to go the same way as the BMW C1.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:42 PM   #3
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German pricing, Kymco parts . . .
Why not just get a Kymco ?
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:56 PM   #4
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Un-pimp ze Kymco

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German pricing, Kymco parts . . .
Why not just get a Kymco ?
Because Miss Helga's representin' Deutschland, that's why.



...and she won't help you un-pimp ze Kymco.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:10 PM   #5
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:07 PM   #6
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:08 PM   #7
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German pricing, Kymco parts . . .
Why not just get a Kymco ?
Soon you will find yourself unable to buy any Suzuki without questioning where it is made!

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/9075266.cms

and

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/whe...ia_695759.html

One had better learn to live with the global economy.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:34 AM   #8
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Props to BMW for not releasing something before it's ready.

I'd love to take a peek at the BMW scooter, but on paper it's really not an improvement on the Burgman 650 in any major way.

Perhaps when they get 'em on the road it'll be a diff story, we'll see
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:43 AM   #9
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Soon you will find yourself unable to buy any Suzuki without questioning where it is made!

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/9075266.cms

and

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/whe...ia_695759.html

One had better learn to live with the global economy.

Its not a xenaphobe thing. I feel BMW gets a pass on severely overpricing their stuff due
to the fantastic job of image manipulation they do. To me, its sort of disingenuous to
market what will probably end up being the worlds most expensive scooter, and not using
a BMW motor. They do that with the 650 too, though . . . The Suzuki will continue to
be what it always has been. Big 4 status quo.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:54 AM   #10
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Its not a xenaphobe thing. I feel BMW gets a pass on severely overpricing their stuff due
to the fantastic job of image manipulation they do. . . .
Sorta . . . just like the . .



Apple iScooter . . . . ?
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:11 AM   #11
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Soon you will find yourself unable to buy any Suzuki without questioning where it is made!

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/9075266.cms

and

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/whe...ia_695759.html

One had better learn to live with the global economy.

Those plants will (according to your linked reports) be manufacturing for the markets in which they are located.....not the US market. In fact the models of bikes they'll be building aren't even US models.

Spin it as you like, but Im not expecting a Phillipine or Indian (dot, not feather) built Suzuki at my local hometown Suzi dealer.

Not anytime soon anyway.
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HandKPhil...I just want you to know that your Avatar really gives me the creeps.
You mean Khalid Shiekh Rosie? He/she's the best!
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:29 AM   #13
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German pricing, Kymco parts . . .
Why not just get a Kymco ?
SO TRUE!!!
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:56 AM   #14
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[QUOTE=gogogordy;18556019Spin it as you like, but Im not expecting a Phillipine or Indian (dot, not feather) built Suzuki at my local hometown Suzi dealer.

Not anytime soon anyway.[/QUOTE]

Even if they did send some of those here it'd be at worst parity with BMW for less cost.

I'm not naysaying one without riding it, but for the money they are talking (so far) it would have to be a substantial upgrade from the Burgman, not to mention that new honda maxi underbone they're talking about
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:50 PM   #15
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Images what BMW sells . Nice looking but at 10 grand no for me because thats a toy. Hell at that price I would have to ride it till I die to save on gas. I ll stick with a 2 grand bike and ride it till it or I die. As to bike makers bulding plants in india other other place those market are huge compared to the 3% of all scooter and bikes that are sold here. Usa / canada may be 20% of the cash cow for bike makers . Most anything sold here isn't going to be cheap .
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