Advice on BMW 1200 gs Rally purchase

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by KA-BAR, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. KA-BAR

    KA-BAR Full throttle

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    Well, I am thinking of purchasing 2012 Rally edition with 5000 miles for $15 000.00, no extra goodies just a bile. Basically I will be paying off the loan directly to BMW financing . Is this a good deal??? Thanks for any input.
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  2. jachard

    jachard Been here awhile

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    Well, depends... I just got my 2012 Rallye for 16,900 brand new with BMW take down lights included so if I were you I'd negotiate...

    How much time is left on the warranty and does it transfer to you?
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  3. KA-BAR

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    Two more years on warranty, transferable , this is a private party sale , so he does not want to negotiate, just pay off the loan.
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  4. jachard

    jachard Been here awhile

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    It's up to you then! It's an awesome bike and personally I love the paint scheme. I don't know what the availability is for these on the west coast but out here they are pretty rare.
    Good luck!

    Cheers, James
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  5. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    I think you could do a little better.

    I know there's a demo Rallye at the BMW Las Vegas dealer--it's on fleabay and available "locally" too.

    I bet they'd take reasonable offers.

    My best guess is you should be somewhere around $14,500 (TTL not inc), and if you can get one cheaper, all the better.
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  6. Gezerbike

    Gezerbike Hey Rocky...........

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    Need a little more info. Got any of these ?

    ABS
    Heated Grips
    Traction control ( ASC )
    ESA Suspension
    Bags
    GPS ( they were offered free for a time in 2012 )
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  7. jachard

    jachard Been here awhile

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    Rallye comes with:
    ESA
    Heated Grips
    ABS
    Special paint
    Luggage mounts
    Onboard computer
    Spoked wheels
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  8. milo

    milo Been here awhile

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    Actually I think $15K is a fair price. I guess you can argue that at 5,000 miles you're going to need a new set of tires pretty soon, say $500. And the $300 6K service is coming up. At $14,600 you'd be splitting these costs.
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  9. Gezerbike

    Gezerbike Hey Rocky...........

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    I don't think it is that bad either............
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  10. KA-BAR

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    Thanks for all the help , I think I'll explore options from dealers as well. Also Las Vegas is just a 4 hour ride and coming home with brand new bike will put a smile on my face all the way home!
    I think you all are right, if the bike was 13k it would be a good deal. Thanks for all your replys!!!!
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    jachard Been here awhile

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    KA-BAR, Good luck and let us know how you do!

    Cheers, James
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  12. Trialsman

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    My son and I just rented a couple GSs through Las Vegas BMW last week. I looked at the Rallye and considered riding it home to Pennsylvania. Tom wanted 16.9K and it had 2900mi on it but it was spotless. He will probably come down a little. I found a triple black with spoked wheels for 16K so I drove to NY and picked it up on Friday. Good luck in your search.
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  13. KA-BAR

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    So I talked to BMW financing and interested rate which they offer is between 8.9%-17% which is pretty high so I don't think I'll go with them. Now I am looking for someone else to finance the bike with.
    I am planning calling Vegas dealership tomorrow since they have three of the Rally edition bikes which I really like and we will see what deal they'll offer on the bike and financing as well.
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  14. KA-BAR

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    So I talked to them today and the Rallye is $16900.00 and they are firm on the price. Looks like I'll keep looking even if I have to make a trip and make a vacation out of it.
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    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    You should be able to find a GS that year those miles with luggage for that price. Luggage is expensive, try to get a bike that already has it. Don't know about a rally tho. Unless that paint job is super important to you then I would find one with the options you want.

    Additionally I don't know what your Credit is and all that but recently I was able to get a loan on a used GS with 2300 miles on it through a car dealer that was selling it and I got 2% interest so I think BMW credit is raping people. By the way it was weird I belong to a very good credit union and even they couldn't beat the rate the dealer's guy could get me through their bank, so you just never know.
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  16. Hikertrash

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    Wow! That's high. My 2011 GSA was financed through BMW and their standard rate for ppl with good credit is 5.9% for new bikes.
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  17. KOH

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    Concur - dealers seem to be firm on their prices. My local dealer was telling me that BMW has put a 90 day holdback on their bike inventory - this effectively gives the dealer 90 days of no penalty, no interest charges, no holds on their inventory ( also applies to used inventory). My take is that the dealer has no incentive to move inventory - until March.
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  18. staikosn1

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    Aah my dream....
    But keep in mind that spoked wheels are in standart edition, not extras!
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  19. EddieMac

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    Consider adding the GSA panniers and tail rack. Looks sharp with the Rallye color scheme.




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  20. KA-BAR

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    You are correct on that , sorry that I did not clarify, since I was paying off or refinancing someone else's loan they considering it used bike loan.
    Right now I am seriously considering a new bike.
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