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post #1 of 27 Old Mar 19th, 2006, 8:00 am Thread Starter
 
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I Want My New Gt Now

Does anyone have any real info as to when I'll really gt my new gt???
My dealer (Who happens to be one of the biggest in the country) Can't give me a date. He also doesn't know if it will be called an 06 or an 07. I already got rid of the LT so i cant wait.
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post #2 of 27 Old Mar 20th, 2006, 1:01 pm
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My dealer claims May for the GT, though they don't say when in May.

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post #3 of 27 Old Mar 20th, 2006, 1:24 pm
 
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I already got rid of the LT so i cant wait.
I think that's called "putting the cart before the horse".
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post #4 of 27 Old Mar 20th, 2006, 2:01 pm
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I was told today that they were expecting the GT in June at Pittsburgh BMW

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I think they are just "managing expectations". The first units, which are earmarked as demos, will be arriving the first of second week of May. The first retail units will be arriving 1-2 weeks later. I've talked to 7 dealerships. The all feel their first allocation is sold out, and their second allocation (to show up in late June/early July) is also sold out.

I've talked with 2 dealers (outside of Texas) that have 12 deposits each on the new GTs. The next highest are 2 dealers in Texas with deposits on 8 and 7 units respectively. The rest have at least 5 with deposits, and commitments on many others. It looks like this one is going to be a great seller!


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post #6 of 27 Old Mar 20th, 2006, 8:24 pm Thread Starter
 
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are they 06 or 07.
I get the first one hermys cycle in Pa. gets.
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post #7 of 27 Old Mar 21st, 2006, 1:51 pm
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Unless I am wrong, all BMW cycles are manufactured in Germany at a single plant facility. With the prolific numbers of models out and the limited plant capacity, coupled with an impending plant shutdown sometime in the summer months, I think getting a GT, unless you are very special, will be quite difficult in the year 2006. I expect discounting to be non-existent and high pent-up demand for this cycle. Hope y'all know someone or have been a very good customer!

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post #8 of 27 Old Mar 21st, 2006, 2:57 pm
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I know how hard it can be when you've got the fever. But remember, it wasn't very long ago that the new RT was generating the same sort of buzz. My dealer swore up and down that there would never be a surplus of those. All kinds of "there limiting supply now"..."no more deep discounts ever"...Blah, blah, blah...

Guess what? You need a machete to hack your way through the R1200RTs on his showroom floor right now.

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post #9 of 27 Old Mar 21st, 2006, 8:02 pm
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Bought it!

My dealer, Sierra BMW, Reno, NV, called me today about my deposit on a GT. I put down $1k three months ago and am second on the list and first in line for a blue bike.

What he said for what I ordered:
Base price - $18.8k
Extras include
Adj suspension (I forget the exact name, EAS ?)
Heated seat
Heated grips
Taller shield
Alarm system
Computer
Cruise control
All these cost extra
My total price is $21.5k OTD - tax et all.. He IS giving me a $500 credit just because I belong to the local club, but I think any costomer might be able to get the same, so actually $20k.
He says the order will process in the first week of May and deliver the last week.
Now, I'm a Murphy and I fully believe in Murphy's Law. I have to be out of the country from June 5 to June 25, so I believe my bike will arrive June 6 - right?

I will be selling my 2002 K1200LTE in April. High book is $12.7k, so I'll only need around $9k - give or take, depending on sale price. (Probably need $2k more if the bike doesn't sell high, but it's the only LT for sale in Northern Nevada and one person is already interested and i haven't even washed it yet!)

Am I pumped? Well, you decide. I'm 61 years old, fat and slow and can't keep from rubbing my hands together or sit for long.

Hell, yes I want that bike!!!
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Quote: . . . Am I pumped? Well, you decide. I'm 61 years old, fat and slow and can't keep from rubbing my hands together or sit for long.

Hell, yes I want that bike!!!

Know how you feel. I have the first one on order in Daytona Beach (BMW) and can't wait. I'm 65 and eager as hell.

Good luck and Regards,
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I always wondered how the "other half" lived. Now I know.
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I always wondered how the "other half" lived. Now I know.
One insensitivity deserves another . . . it's not half, probably a lot less!

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Todd,

I don't think dealers had 7-8 paid deposits on R1200RTs when they came out. They only had 3-4 when the K1200S came out.


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John,

Give me a call in about a year when you get tired of the GT. I'll be glad to take it off your hands then.

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post #15 of 27 Old Mar 22nd, 2006, 7:40 pm Thread Starter
 
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I had a on going problem with my lt ( the dreaded wobble) My dealer did everything to try to fix it with no luck. I think they all do it but i hated it so the dealer ( Hermy's BMW in Pa. ) took the bike back, is giving me a loner till the gt comes in plus i get the first gt he gets. Now that's a dealer who stands behind the products he sells. Anyway i can't F*****g wait. They still wont give me a firm date. Sometime in May they say. It seems like an eternity.
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post #16 of 27 Old Mar 22nd, 2006, 7:51 pm
 
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The LT doesn't have "the dreaded wobble" problem. The LT does have a whining problem though. And it comes from customers like you. I wonder if you're going to find a "problem" with the GT as well. Wasting more of that "good dealer's" time and profits. And we wonder why these guys can't stay in business.

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First of all a little background. I've been riding motorcycles since I'm 10. I'm now 45 so in my book I have a good 35 years of riding experience. Since I've started riding i have always had at least 2 bikes in the garage, As I'm writing this there are six bikes in my garage. Now i come from a lower middle class family and built my self a business where i can afford to have so many toys in my garage. I don't sit behind a desk and I work very hard for my money. In those 35 years I've probably had about 60 different motorcycles ranging from trails bikes, motocross bikes, enduro bikes, dual sport bikes, sport bikes , and touring bikes. I've owned 4 BMW's and street ride about 20.000 miles a year and then i still practice moto and trail riding to stay in shape.

The lt was the first bike i ever had a problem with. And you have all heard it before so i won't go into detail as to when and were the wobble is. The bottom line is the bike did it and to me was unsafe to ride. Maybe they all don't do it but for you to assume that MY bike didn't have a problem is wrong. You don't know me or my bike. And to be quite honest if all the Lt's had the wobble and everyone just excepted that then shame on you. There are many lt riders i have talked to who have the problem and some who don't but for you to accuse me of beating up my dealer and putting BMW out of business is a little harsh. I've sent numerous people to Hermy's for new bike sales and service work so not only do i stand behind my dealer but i am a loyal BMW fan, And besides if all the BMW's ride like MY lt road they should go out of business.

That said I've ordered my fifth BMW the new gt, I'm sticking with BMW because i know they can build a good bike. I know this because i never had a problem with my others ( except for the lt ). The dealer gave me a k1200r to ride and it is sweet.

As for you Mr. Messenger I would look into who your accusing of being a whiner before you do so. You going on this page and accusing a fellow riding Partner of being a whiner without knowing what my issues where is not sending a good Message

Now that i got that off my chest I'm going riding.

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Runs like a champ, but has a little front end wobble.
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I just got got the spring flyer from my dealer in southern California. They have the K1200GT at $18,800 including prep and delivery costs. I called them and the story is :available 1st week of May. They are Irv Seaver in Orange ,Ca
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Anyone have any new info as to when the gt's will hit the dealers? My dealer still has no idea.
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My dealer here in Ft. Myers, Florida has one on the floor since Monday they tell me. Saw it today when I went for parts, snaped a few quick shots, I still wouldn't trade my LT for it. You guys enjoy though. I just found the bike of my dreams in the LT and you're all still lookin' I guess. They said they sold 6 and have 5 coming in the next 2 months as allocation. Maybe if it was wrapped up like an LT I might like it better!

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It arrived at the dealer yesterday. I rode it today. Wow.

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Touring Sport in Greenville SC had one yesterday. It is in the early stages of being assembled. It was parked outside because the service area was full. Not a very attractive bike.

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