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It looks like BMW is "giving" away the new Nav III with every purchase of a new motorcycle.

From the BMW website:

Been lusting for a new touring bike? Then you'd be silly to pass this up. Whether you want to blaze across the country at supersonic speeds on a new K 1200 S, or reach far away vistas in supreme comfort and luxury aboard a brand new K 1200 LT or R 1200 RT, a BMW Navigator III can make every ride light years more fun and enjoyable.

Imagine knowing where every fuel stop is, and finding the shortest distance to get there. Or better yet, knowing where the traffic jams are, and skirting around them. Got a taste for Mexican food? Program it into the Navigator III and presto - every taco stand this side of Ensenada instantly pops up. Now finding everything you need-hotels, banks, even BMW Motorcycle dealerships-is right at your fingertips. No more asking whiskery gas station attendants where Route 49 is, and no more squinting at squiggly lines on a coffee-stained map stuffed into your tank bag. Because the Navigator II takes your riding to a whole new level.

Unlike many other navigation systems, the BMW Navigator III GPS is designed specifically for motorcycle use, even though it comes with a car mounting kit. Made by Garmin, this highly advanced unit features the following:

Street level mapping for all of North America
Choice of 2D or 3D map display
An individually configurable Track-Log with 10,000 track point capacity that
records exact routes
Automatic turn-by-turn routing by choice of shortest time, shortest distance
or linear distance
Compass function for off-road use
Sturdy, shock resistant construction
Voice directions in 12 languages
Preloaded addresses of BMW Motorrad dealers
Bluetooth interface that allows wireless communication

Whether you're buying a new 2006 K 1200 S, K 1200 LT, or R 1200 RT a BMW Navigator III is the perfect accessory. And it's absolutely free! So if you want to make every ride easier, more enjoyable, and an experience to remember forever, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of this incredible deal. (Don't worry-that map fetish you've had for years won't lessen, it'll just morph into something way more advanced.)

Maybe I should have named this thread the $21,000 GPS?

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My dealer is lucky that the GT isn't on the list . . . or I'd be mighty ticked!
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"...a BMW Navigator III is the perfect accessory. And it's absolutely free". So, is this how you say 'employee pricing' in German?

Looks like BMW's wizz-bang, upscale product line may not be exactly what the market's looking for even with the Motorcycle Industry Council reporting that motorcycle and scooter sales experienced a robust growth of 7.7% in the second quarter of 2006 when compared to the second quarter of 2005, and 410,421 on-road bikes have been sold so far this year (increase of 9.9% over 2005).

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Question Is "Free" really "Free"?

Just curious, I found out about this "deal" while trading in my '04 R1200C Montauk on an '06 K1200LT. NavIII box is at the dealer. Any idea how much it's going to cost to install this "free" GPS?

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Just curious, I found out about this "deal" while trading in my '04 R1200C Montauk on an '06 K1200LT. NavIII box is at the dealer. Any idea how much it's going to cost to install this "free" GPS?

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Depends -- many of the '06s have the GPS "prep package" already installed, both wiring harness and mount. If yours does, then it's only a matter of finishing bolting the cradle to the lower half of the mount and plugging the GPS in. If no prep package, the upper fairing panels and radio stingray have to come off, then the cables are plug-n-play, and the radio stingray has to be drilled for the GPS mount. In either case, if it were my dealer, I'd expect to him to install it as part of the deal.

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"...a BMW Navigator III is the perfect accessory. And it's absolutely free". So, is this how you say 'employee pricing' in German?
Poor sales/unwanted product isn't the issue -- BMW's sales continue to be strong (as always, a tiny fraction of HD's sales, but certainly not signficantly off from past years).

This is just the usual annual clear-out-the-last-of-the-model-year-stock promotion. The economics are simple: if you're looking at an '06 vs. an '07, why would anyone pick an '06 over an '07, where the '06 will instantly have an additional year's depreciation drop in value? So, BMW offers a $1400 GPS to "offset" the depreciation hit to "even" things out. In other words, rather than trying to make BMWs more attractive compared to other makes, they're trying to make the '06s as attractive as their own '07s.

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I just heard from the dealer here that until Sep 2, they'll throw the panniers in with the purchase of an S.....another BMW incentive.


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NAVIII Really was FREE!

Turns out my NAVIII really was FREE. Evidently, there's a BMW bulletin out there that says "Installation" is on the buyer. BMW of Fresno took care of it for me. Thanks guys!

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