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glurkus
10-04-2007, 04:23 PM
I can by a 1200 Rt With cruise, heated seat and bars, computer, small top case, and cylinder guards with free GPS for $15,550 (+ tax and title) or I can wait for the 08's to come out in a few weeks.
Is this a good price? Anything significantly different on the 08's worth waiting for?

Motorwerk
10-04-2007, 04:42 PM
Sounds like a decent deal to me.

I don't believe there are any changes to the '08's so there's no use in waiting. Get it now and ride :thumb

deilenberger
10-04-2007, 04:57 PM
Sounds like an excellent deal on the '07... list is someplace north of $20K?

Buy it now - do the 600 miles so it can get the first service before winter sets in..

empeg9000
10-04-2007, 05:24 PM
I can by a 1200 Rt With cruise, heated seat and bars, computer, small top case, and cylinder guards with free GPS for $15,550 (+ tax and title) or I can wait for the 08's to come out in a few weeks.
Is this a good price? Anything significantly different on the 08's worth waiting for?

Not a demo or anything? Wow that sounds like a hot deal.

BILLP
10-04-2007, 06:01 PM
Thats 3K less than what I paid. Plus you get a free GPS? WOW.

adamceckhardt
10-04-2007, 06:26 PM
I'm in the automotive business, and it sounds to me like that deal on the 07 is probably under dealer cost- why would the dealer want to do that? Sounds to good to be true- unless its a demo with serious miles on it. If its truly as good a deal as it sounds, the only thing you loose is a years worth of depreciation, which of course is the worst year of depreciation on ANY new vehicle.

empeg9000
10-04-2007, 06:36 PM
Not to highjack, but how much of a discount can I expect if buying an '07?

glurkus
10-05-2007, 01:00 AM
I went in and made the deal. It's a new bike out of the crate. I'll be picking it up this weekend. Maybe BMW is offering incentives to their dealers to move the last of the 07's. With another month or so of riding up here in Wisconsin, I Should get that 600 miles on it. Once the salt hits the road, the bike goes into the garage.

wezul
10-05-2007, 01:07 AM
I ordered my '07 and took delivery "out of the crate" last November.
I like new, you know what the owner has done despite any "stories" you may be told.
Coolness! Let us see some pictures when you take delivery.
:thumb

mtboulder
10-10-2007, 07:56 PM
Go for it! Suggest you negotiate up for the 49l topcase (especially if you ride two up).

glurkus
10-12-2007, 12:25 PM
I picked up my new 07 last weekend and now have 530 miles on it. what a fantastic bike! Going from an '97 1100RT to this bike is like driving a Buick and hopping into a Porche. It is so responsive I steered it like my 1100 and almost crashed it coming out of a tight turn the first time I road it.
Anyway, the Dealer told me to not go over 5000 RPMs the first 600 miles. The manual says keep it under 4000 RPM. I've had one '05 owner tell me that i shouldn't baby it and just ride. What's the best way to break it in?

gulfcoastbeemer
10-12-2007, 01:55 PM
Vary the RPM. Try not to maintain the same RPM for long intervals. If that means staying off the interstate -- stay off the interstate.

Don't over rev it, but don't lug it either. Engine brake periodically.

Don't baby it. Generally, I would follow rider's manual recommendation as far as RPM max is concerned. But, it's alright to twist the throttle every once in a while. Just don't go nuts.

IMHO, more frequent oil changes during the run-in period are fine, just don't use synthetic oil until at least 18,000 miles.