F900

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Tigershark48, Mar 8, 2020.

  1. rcb78

    rcb78 Adventurer

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    That's a bummer. Have you tried going through the BMW website to locate a dealer that is stocking? There's a link to 'Demo Ride' on the page for each bike. I have found that many dealers don't do a great job of keeping their Cycletrader listings current, it's very hit and miss.
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  2. Tigershark48

    Tigershark48 My other BMW is a Roadster.

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    I’ve gone directly to their websites and looked at their inventories. No XRs yet. I probably couldn’t get a test ride anyway. We’re still getting snow. Spring will come.
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  3. rcb78

    rcb78 Adventurer

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    Fair enough. Let us know when/if you do and what you think.
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  4. Tigershark48

    Tigershark48 My other BMW is a Roadster.

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    I will do that.
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  5. budsboy

    budsboy I crashed the swing too. Supporter

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    I was interested until the fact the engine is made in China came up -- no thanks . . .
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  6. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    That's too bad. It's a nice one.
    Haven't seen a single complaint on here about issues.
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  7. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    You'll be running out of options for 2 and 4 wheels soon with that attitude.
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  8. Tigershark48

    Tigershark48 My other BMW is a Roadster.

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    Along with most everything else. I understand the feeling, but it’s pretty hard to avoid.
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  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Your up early after the Katy Perry concert last night

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  10. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    Who's Katy Perry? Was she in Abba?
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  11. shuswap1

    shuswap1 Long timer

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    Maybe, but I'll stay with used stuff and hope the production of goods pendulum starts a shift back towards the west. If you think any form of prosperity can be maintained on the present course, I think that is a sad mistake.
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  12. B_C_Ries

    B_C_Ries Long timer

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    Looks like a better street bike but not a very good off road bike.
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  13. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    It's not a trend that is likely to reverse. If it ever does come back it'll be robots doing the work. And we'll be pushing the buttons to turn the robots on and off. Even in my company we keep shoving more and more offshore. They say that frees us up to do new things...
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  14. shuswap1

    shuswap1 Long timer

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    OK, setting aside the increase in margins achieved by procuring from China, has your business done new things that contribute to something better? And is this gain reasonably sustainable?
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  15. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Well, I am in IT, and that field is changing all the time... Whether or not you regard the benefits worthwhile is a different matter. It's all to be able to do more with less.
    And honestly that itself is driven by this seemingly unending need to increase shareholder value... And yes I agree that that is a pursuit that is ultimately not sustainable, and yet the whole world is moving in that direction for the foreseeable future.

    we are somewhat lucky that BMW is not a publicly owned company and subject to the same insane demands... But they have to survive as well.

    This conversation is getting very metaphysical.
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  16. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    The American company Honeywell just did create a really cool quantum computer...
    But I'm not sure what it can do yet.
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