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Fast Pack Slow Guy
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What happen to the ST1300? Between the BMW and the FJR, the FJR is the sensible choice.
And by sensible, you mean the poor residual value choice? :laughing
 

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Flieger sind Sieger!
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You'd be unwise to not get a new FJR. One of my customers has had his 06 since March, and he's put 40K on it without any problems, in fact, he thinks it's the best all-rounder he's ever owned.
 

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What 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.
 

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ST1300 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.
 

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Fast Pack Slow Guy
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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.

For instance, my K1200R here in Canada is $19,200CAD (base price). In the states, it's on sale for $13,500USD (again, base price). Factor in an exchange rate of only 10.1%, the price is still only $14,850 before taxes. A lot of guys have been buying up American Beemers, bringing them over the border and saving a ton of loot. 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.
 

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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.
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...
 

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Yamaha's Canada does not cover warranty on USA units.

Yamaha Canada and USA are run under their own flags.

When Canada had a low dollar, Americans were buying here.
Now the tables have turned.

With reliabilty of to todays bikes, it could be worth the gamble.

Willing to roll the dice???? and save $4000.00.....
 

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Fast Pack Slow Guy
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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...
Wow, I heard completely conflicting information from an employee of another BMW dealership here in BC.

Let me be clear that a warrenty will be covered for all bike in any country, except US purchased bikes registered in Canada.

I guess we'll have to wait to see what happens next year to be sure.
 

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Ride Solo
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Willing to roll the dice???? and save $4000.00.....
I'd say it's a roll of the dice worth taking if you live near the border.
 

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ST1300 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.
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. :rockon

DaveS
 
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