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post #1 of 6 Old May 13th, 2007, 12:08 am Thread Starter
 
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When do the 2008 models arrive?

I am hoping that it is not for awhile because I want to buy one soon but not so much if the 2008s are coming soon.
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post #2 of 6 Old May 13th, 2007, 1:16 am
 
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No need to wait until the 2008 models arrive, as there won't be any new features or options from the '07 models to speak of. BMW releases new models relatively early. I would expect the 2008 models by July/August.
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No need to wait until the 2008 models arrive, as there won't be any new features or options from the '07 models to speak of. BMW releases new models relatively early. I would expect the 2008 models by July/August.
+1, Jackie. Look for a good deal on a "brand new" 07 towards the end of the year and save a little $$.

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The difficulty predicting what will be there for 2008 models is that the glut of LTs the dealers had last fall has turned into an extreme shortage. There are not many 07 LTs left in the system. That could make it difficult to even find what you want, let alone make a great deal on an in-stock unit.

There are a couple of things that would explain this change in supply
  • Either BMW Motorrad USA has created this shortage by tightening up the supply (which makes little sense from a marketing perspective to me).
  • Or there are simply very few LTs left - which would indicate that BMW A.G. is no longer producing the current LT.
Y'all can start the speculation and rumors again. If you remember the strongest rumors we had beginning in mid-2005 and continuing until last fall, was that there would be an announcement of the next generation LT late this year as either a 2008 model or an early 2009 model introduction. Late last summer we heard some back peddling on that time line because the sales of the GT were so brisk and the LT sales were so soft. It was even said that Germany had enough LTs (or at least parts to assemble them from) on-hand to supply the entire projected LT sales of 2007 and 2008. Now there is large supply of GTs and few LTs.

Only time will tell.

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The Motorrad takes 1 month vacation in June....they start 08 production the first week of July.


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The Motorrad takes 1 month vacation in June....they start 08 production the first week of July.


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Yes, but what are they going to produce when they go back to work - '08 models of the current LT, no new LTs -or- the replacement LT? Whatever they produce won't begin to show up here in the US until late August or early September.

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