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BMW 4-wheeler in the US

I was down at my local shop here in Dallas, and Ray Donaldson (local independent BMW mechanic) stopped by on his new toy. He is in the process of becoming the US importer of this really cool toy. I will try to post more information as I get it, but here are some pictures.

I apologize for the quality, as they are from my phone's camera.





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Can we get it with the new S motor?

Also, how well does it split lanes?

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Here is more info from the manufacturer

http://www.gg-technik.ch/eng/frameset.html

Oh, you couldn't lane split


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$42k+ OTR in the UK...
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... add some Motolights and Jpegs to that...

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Actually, Ray said something like $45K in the US. The engineering and craftsmanship of this unit was superb. High quality CNC machined parts all around. The question we had was whether the stock BMW clutch would hold up very long on this 900 pound beast.

BTW, there is a transfer gear at the rear end for reverse -- which means that once you flip the switch, you can go backwards in ALL 6 GEARS! 130MPH backwards sounds very crazy, but is very doable.


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Oh, but this should come in at less than 20K if VW ever makes it:

http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_sh...olkswagen_gx3/


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I don't understood it's practical use Jeff. The VW on the other hand . . .
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That's my point. $45K for a glorified 4-wheeler, or less than $20K for something that would actually be functional.


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OK...I gotcha. The little Beemer is cute and looks cool, but I just don't see where'd you'd ride it. It would be great for turfing golf courses!
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Or put some tire chains on it and ride year-round. Of course, you could do that with a Polaris ATV at much less cost.

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$45K??? It's really cool, but way over priced. I also was wondering where you ride something like that.

I really like the picture of the guy on it throwing up "The Shocker". Do you know what "The Shocker" is?

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