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looks like someone's shopping for a new motorscooter, huh Mark?
And by sensible, you mean the poor residual value choice? :laughingWhat happen to the ST1300? Between the BMW and the FJR, the FJR is the sensible choice.
Well, it did win a comparison test against the FJR and the Beemer in one of the MC rags.What happen to the ST1300? Between the BMW and the FJR, the FJR is the sensible choice.
My little birdie (owner the local BMW shop here in Victoria) was overheard today saying that actually there is no upcoming price drops on Canadian Beemers - we are getting a 3% increase over '06 MSRP's BUT, the States is getting an increase of 11-14% depending on the model.A little birdie told me that BMW is making some drastic price cuts to most of their lineup for next year.
Reason being is the exchange rate not accurately being reflected in Canadian pricing.
As of next year, BMW Canada is no longer honouring the warrenties on U.S. purchased BMWs that are registered in Canada, if you can believe it!
But they will be lowering the price point to better match the prices south of the border.
Wow, I heard completely conflicting information from an employee of another BMW dealership here in BC.My little birdie (owner the local BMW shop here in Victoria) was overheard today saying that actually there is no upcoming price drops on Canadian Beemers - we are getting a 3% increase over '06 MSRP's BUT, the States is getting an increase of 11-14% depending on the model.
He also said that cross border warranty work will continue to be offered (both ways)with no news to the contrary given to him by Germany, in fact that bit of assurance looked to be the clincher for an Albertan buying a used RT today...
I'd say it's a roll of the dice worth taking if you live near the border.Willing to roll the dice???? and save $4000.00.....
I'm a little bias (I own a FJR) but I would have liked to see Motorcyclist and BIKE UK use the FJR A rather than the AE version in their test for a true comparison, I'm sure the final results would have been different. :rockonST1300 won in the Motorcyclist test vs the R1200RT and the FJR1300AE.
It came in second in the BIKE UK test vs R1200RT, K1200GT, and FJR1300AE. The only reason it came in second was because they said it wasn't as involving to ride as the others. Merely transportation.
The UK gives great reviews, but the R1200RT was actually about $700 CAD less than the ST1300. Over here the ST1300 is about $5000 less than the R1200RT.
Tough call for you I guess. I know what I chose.