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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.
Thank you! Will keep my fingers crossed it will be here next weekend.
We're getting this third hand, but the exact quote was "the water head maybe [is] a mid year 2014". I agree that this could mean a lot of different things, but based on the situation and my knowledge of vehicle sales tactics, I'd bet that the salesperson is trying to say that the new model won't be around until calendar year 2014.
By law in the US, vehicle mfgs are allowed to release a MY up to a year ahead of time (e.g., a model may be sold as a 2014 anytime after Jan 2, 2013.) This has typically mean shipping in the spring or fall before the MY, but it varies.
In the United States, for regulation purposes, government authorities allow cars of a given model year to be sold starting on January 2 of the previous calendar year. For example, this means that a 2013 model year vehicle can legally go on sale on January 2, 2012. This has resulted in a few cars in the next model year being introduced in advertisements during the NFL's Super Bowl.
That's how you read that? :huh
I happened to be in a local dealership while the owner was on the phone with his factory rep who told him there is a 95% chance that the new bike is in San Mateo this year.
Norway here. After somebody mentioned the prices were released I did some digging. And as far as the official BMW website doesn't have any information yet, there are prices in the dealerships.
The standard version (heated handgrips, cruise control, ABS and mounts for the boxes) costs 228 000NOK (39 733 USD), the touring package (ASC, driving mode selection, ESA, computer, LED indicators, GPS mount, hand protectors, chrome exaust) is 15 705 NOK (2 736 USD). Dynamic package (which is a touring package + day lights, led headlights) is 17 450 NOK (3 040 USD). As usual Norway it's twice as expensive as the rest of the world
They also started the presale with the first bikes ready for pickup at the begining of march 2013.
March/April 2013 as a 2014 model in the US.
Have it on good authority that the 'world' launch to the international press etc scheduled for early March 2013 in the George/ Mossel Bay/ Knyzna region of sunny South Aftrica with the motorcycles available for sale later that same month. Cannot wait
Hmm, I heard Feb 26 in Morocco for press launch and March 7th or so in Morocco for dealers.
And there will no doubt be a US launch as well. Want to start early bets as to that venue?
Told that australian delivery will be Feb 2013 ! still summer in Australia so it would make some sense to deliver to the Southern Hemisphere first. Fascinates me how BMW is pricing in different countries? I was talking to a Australian mate of mine who owns a Hardly Dealership and he said that Harley is going for world pricing, which means their bikes will be the same price world wide. Different pricing just hurts the dealer , as people do direct imports from cheaper countries .
I finally get to turn in my order tomorrow - I am first on the list at Gulf Coast BMW in South Houston, Texas. They tell me I will get the first bike they get, build date will be ~January 1, 2013, and that I will have my 2013 R1200GS during the second half of February 2013.
Will that Jan. GS be sold to you as a 2013 model or as a 2014 model? (I assume you're expecting the new water cooled version).
Are LED lights on the option list?
Well, in case of Norway it isn't really BMWs doing. The policy here is a quite closed market supporting local products and buisneses. So we have a very high income, which results in high prices where human work is required, so for the local dealerships not to die from people importing from abroad where it is twice cheaper
there is an almost 100% import tax. So importing comes out basically the same as buying here. Bit of a self propelling mechanism...
I am number 2 on the list at Asheville NC dealer. No pricing yet and im hoping led lights are available in the us.
Anybody has an idea of an approximate retail base price of the liquid-cooled 2013 1200 GS? Or has a good cristal ball?
Read up on this thread--the last few pages. According to the ADV Hive Mind, should be priced about the same as the outgoing camhead.
Not arguing with a dealer, just observing that my local dealer just told me 2013 model at first, which surprised me. Who cares? Assuming the first model year is buggier, a 2014 may be a bit more reliable than at 2013. If they are all 2014s, the continuous improvement process will still favor a later bike.
Not a dealer, my friend...........
But I did stay in a Holiday Inn last nite....
Do have friends in the Business....thru out.