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post #1 of 5 Old Feb 18th, 2007, 1:15 pm Thread Starter
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BMW G 650's finally priced

G 650 X Challenge 8925
G 650 X Country 8625
G 650 X Moto 9525

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I really don't get these bikes at all.

I talked to a few people who attended the BMW dealer meeting in New Orleans. BMW is positioning these bikes to get a younger set involved in BMW bikes (from the dirt to the street). With Yamaha and Kawasaki alternatives in the dual-sport and off-road at half the price, and KTM really owning this space, I really don't see the appeal of these bikes. And the dealer principals I talk with are ordering as few as possible. These bikes are nothing more than re-badged Aprilias, so I really don't get it.


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I'm surprised they're priced so high. It appears they are for BMW loyalist, not serious off road riders. Our local BMW salesman owns a new KTM.
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I really don't get these bikes at all.

I talked to a few people who attended the BMW dealer meeting in New Orleans. BMW is positioning these bikes to get a younger set involved in BMW bikes (from the dirt to the street). With Yamaha and Kawasaki alternatives in the dual-sport and off-road at half the price, and KTM really owning this space, I really don't see the appeal of these bikes. And the dealer principals I talk with are ordering as few as possible. These bikes are nothing more than re-badged Aprilias, so I really don't get it.

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Meanwhile, all the development time spent on these X-bikes means that the new LT is getting pushed out another year or two . . .

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Meanwhile, all the development time spent on these X-bikes means that the new LT is getting pushed out another year or two . . .
I doubt there was much BMW development time on these bikes - they are just rebadged Aprillias. The real culprit causing the delay of the next LT is soft sales in the current model.

The trend of many of us switching to the GT is not lost on them either

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