Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East Jordan, Michigan, USA
2011 1600 Tourer
3 days ago, stopped in at a BMW dealer to see the new 2011 top of the BMW, 1600 touring model (i.e.replacing the K1200KLT). Found out that the color selection was limited to silver an blue, a red was not available that is being offered in the K1600 GT. I have a 2005 1200 KLT with a Navigator 2 GPS with a sun burned looking pealing screen that is now considered by Garmin to be item no longer repairable. Only option would to buy a new pricey Navigator 4 with a costly mount change as a replacement, NOT!
Question: With a 5 year warranty on the bike/accessories, why would BMW/Garmin obsolete the GPS only 1 year out of warranty?
My friend who also rode along with me to see the new touring beemer on his 2005 non GPS/ABS/Accessorised, GL1800 paid 8k less than I did when I bought my K1200LT with every available BMW accessories and was offered 5K MORE than I was on a trade for the new touring Beemer. Here's the sad part, the PRICE DIFFERENCE to trade my immaculate, low mileage bike would be as much as I paid for it in 2005, GO FIGURE???
I would have bet good money my BMW was worth more on a trade than a NO GPS, NO ABS, NO Accessory Stock Honda.
Needless to say a trade will never happen at that kind of cash difference. I understand If you want to play you got to pay, but I just don't want to play that hard to take that kind of $$,$$$.00 beating to trade.