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    The BMW Scooter is here at the Toronto Show. No price but they say it will be around $11000.00. In Canada thats the same as the big Bergman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinPH View Post
    The BMW Scooter is here at the Toronto Show. No price but they say it will be around $11000.00. In Canada thars the same as the big Bergman.
    The Scooters are on the Canadian BMW website now with an introductory date of "fall 2012" listed. I stumbled on a BMW document on the web the other day that puts the price of the GT at about $11,000 CAD. (I'll post the link if I can find it again) Based on the rest of the Canadian model lineup, reducing that price by about 15% should be an indication of US MSRP.
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    Somebody buys one, runs it (until I age some more), then I'll ask more questions. No way I'd pay that $ when there are lots of scoots(used mktplace) out there for way less.

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    I will hold off at least for the first model year so BMW can get over their denial period about what ever is a failure point on them. Then maybe , but at the price i am hearing bandied about I will be looking else where me thinks.

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    I've been doing a long summer ride (1500-2000mi) with friends riding an eclectic mix of vehicles ... Just sayin...
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    "On a dedicated production line, up to 78 Maxi-Scooters will be produced daily, with two shifts operating per day,"

    I dunno but running 2 shifts to make just 78 units a day? No wonder they'll cost $9K.
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    Just back from the long beach show. Deposit down on C600 sport hope wife likes the present. Looks like May June delivery
    Hopefully in time for summer season Sierra passes calling

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    Wull, com'on t6.. .. . how much?
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    Best guess about 9k for sport C600 10 with the bells whistles, deposit gives her choice of first one in.
    GT about 1500 more,
    Know it's a bit much for a scooter that being said they are both high quality. Couldn't find out if these have same canbus systems their regular bikes, the two in long beach are preproduction models, very little known about their innards other than CVT trans, sealed chain in bath,ABS. Not sure if heated grips/seat standard dealer pretty sure majority of first bikes will be fully equipped

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    Got to sit on one this weekend at the LB Motorcycle show. Skirt friendly? I could barely figure out how to step into it. Perhaps with practice it'd be easier. It had heated seats, front and rear, heated grips, and electric windscreen. Considerable storage under the seat.
    650 cc twin engine. But the MSRP was like $10,700. That would be before all the add-ons. And, it's a scooter.
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    I can't decide between the GT and the 600 with Jesse Luggage. I'll have to think on this some more.
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    Just a question for scooter fans - how long do those tires last? We had a Honda 150 for several years but it never did a lot of miles, partly because it is kind of scary to ride on a hiway with a top speed of maybe 60 mph on the level. Clearly the big scooters don't have a problem keeping up with traffic. But I just wondered if you need new tires about as often as guys with competition rubber on their motorcycles.

    Are there some handling minuses with the smaller diameter tires or is that simply my misconception?

    Any advantages to a 650 scooter over a 650 bike, assuming you can still swing a leg over the bike and haven't forgotten how to shift?
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    Not bad looking for scooters. I will wait for the "GS" version that is sure to follow.

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    Doug, my wife rides the heck out of her 125 Kymco, to the tune of 20,000 miles and counting, and we're still on the stock front tire. The rear was replaced at 15k for wear issues, the replacement hit something and got replaced about 2k later. She's not a big rider, but I'd say tire life is pretty comparable to a motorcycle. Maybe it's the bigger contact patch? With the smaller wheels, handling is crazy quick...you get used to wobbling and weaving at slow speeds. Anything above 25mph or so and that bike is stable. I don't know about any other models. I presume the maxi scooters are more stable and slower steering than the little guys.
    The only honest answer to your question is "It depends".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducster View Post
    Not bad looking for scooters. I will wait for the "GS" version that is sure to follow.
    With BMW anything is possible. People questioned the need for the R80G/S when it was first introduced. Now it has achieved cult status.

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