Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Austin, TX, USA
It seems to me that BMW would have to completely revamp the maintenance schedule for their bikes to even consider including scheduled maintenance in the initial purchase price.
All of the newer cars use condition based, not mileage, maintenance schedules and certainly don't include replacing the spark plugs and checking the valves at 12K intervals. This has to extend out the maintenance intervals and reduce costs. The easier access to maintenance items on their cars would certainly make them less expensive to maintain when compared to the bikes.
I'm sure that BMW and the other car makers that include scheduled maintenance see a reduction in marketing costs associated with attracting new customers. Every maintenance visit is an additional selling opportunity for the dealers.
“Res ipsa loquitur, sed quid in infernos dicet?”
2003 K1200 LTC Titan Silver
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