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    Ok im Mad as a hornet to read this authors statment Quote(First the bad news. Riders who own a K 1200 S, K 1200 R or K 1200 GT might think that they have a very modern motorcycle but they are about to find out that their machines now belong to yesterday.)) Yes some truth new technology,, big hairy deal with 15 or so more added horsepower, some esa improvements, the old k1200 2006-2007 are outdated??????????....well what about the k75 technology which was one of the finest engineered bikes of its time, very reliable, dependable, never leaves you stranded,they are still around today and still running strong, I think BMW can keep their technology for the rich guys who want to lay out 19000 plus dollars for a k1300's and field test them on the streets for BMW corp,,,I purchased a 2007 k1200r Sport for 9500, big price difference with LITTLE difference in TECHNOLOGY for the price difference ....just from my point of view matthew

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    Where did you read that?
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    Gilly; this MOA home page article 3 times 1300

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    That's just a BMW ad. They are written to sell new products. Just change the channel.
    BMWMotorcycles, fun when they're running...
    My other bike is a BMW.
    Jack Hawley MOA and RA #224, KE9UW ("Chuck")

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    Technology never stops. IF you care about having the latest and greatest then it is indeed true that you've got an "outdated" machine if you don't have that latest and greatest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ima4nr View Post
    The same applied to the Hexhead/Oilhead generation change. I could not justify the additional money for the little technology upgrade. And it is basically true for ANY new model vehicle. New models are mainly for those who need them to show off to their friends and neighbours rather than obtaining an improvement for themselves. Why do you think there are so many low mileage Road Kings for sale?
    I thought new models were motorcycles that sometimes we decided that we really really want because a particular bike presses our happy button. I've never bought a new bike, but many of my friends have and I don't recall showing off being part of the motivation.

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    Oilhead/Hexhead drama...

    I remember when BMW dropped the price significantly on the R1100S's when the R1200's came out. There were quite a few disgruntled R1100S owners who felt they paid too much.

    I stand by my opinion that the best way to buy a BMW motorcycle is "used".
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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post
    I thought new models were motorcycles that sometimes we decided that we really really want because a particular bike presses our happy button. I've never bought a new bike, but many of my friends have and I don't recall showing off being part of the motivation.
    I think I get the latest, in a way, to avoid being resistant to change. And I have been rewarded with learning new things.
    I think there are only two conditions in life, change and dead.
    BMWMotorcycles, fun when they're running...
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    Whats to show off Two wheels and Handlebars

    We are not buying yachts here. If you like your bike keep it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hozpypr View Post
    We are not buying yachts here. If you like your bike keep it.
    Thats right and it all goes back to the RIDE, how does it feel to you and does its meet your expectations, does it tickle the center of your SOUL, each one of us are different in so many ways, one thing to think about is your skill level to ride say a k1300s, I think this bike is going to hurt allot of people out ther over the next several years, its a powerful machine and so is the k1200s,r, I wont know how the k1200 r sport is till I ride one a season to give feedback, I just bought my 2001 k1200rs last october put 7000 miles on it this summer, loaded it with all the accessaries, awsome ride in the twisties ground my feelers 1/2 way down in the twisties after My trip from Europe and its fine tuning rides like the Passo del Stelvio which brings me to my search for more HP, thats right Im 51 and need more power I think im a Junky for bikes, I do know this that in Germany, i fell in LOVE with the k12oos and cant imagine a 1300 being anything that I absoluly need with only 15 more hp ....matthew

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    I think it's worth it just for the turn signal switch

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    I'll keep my old switches, thanks (trying to cheapen them by paring back to one switch vs 3 I guess).
    Tomorrow the mrs and I are picking up a new 09 Buick LaCrosse. The '10 comes out this summer and looks really neato. The 09 has a chassis which really has been around since the mid 90s. And the pushrod 3800 motor, which stopped production last August (RIP 3800!).
    I'd rather let someone else be the guinea pig, it's better to buy the LAST year a model is produced, not the FIRST!

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    Thats the beauty of most BMW folks ,not the ad men, they don't give a s*** what you ride, just that you DO ride and do it with a smile on your face.
    I did just buy a K1300gt last week and have ridden a 07 K1200gt for 2 years. both are incredible machines with noticeable but not major differences. It really is about what ride is best for you not the status of it all. Did I mention "the smile on your face?"
    Last edited by johngvca; 03-04-2009 at 06:25 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Yes smiles per miles, whatever the ride, and Yes it is about the ride and the journey along the way, My new k1200r Sport just got shipped Today hope to see it soon with all the snow melting here in the NW we are all anxious to get out and smile again, by the time my ride arriives ill have no snow on the ground, I will be able to experiance this again>>>> after My trip from Europe and its fine tuning rides like the Passo del Stelvio which brings me to my search for more HP, thats right Im 51 and need more power I think im a Junky for bikes, since in Europe I rode the k1200s just fine but would like allittle more long distance comfort, a new k1200R SPORT in mind,, to feel the rush in the twisties again and again as i slice thru the Apex so perfectly and dust all my freinds again and again,,,OH for a moment OH were was I, I think, I think I was daydreaming again and again,, SORRY...matthew

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    k1300s

    just give it a year, then the 1300s will be 'old technology'

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