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post #1 of 27 Old May 6th, 2009, 8:55 pm Thread Starter
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I've seen it all now

I was riding down I-25 this afternoon in Colorado Springs and the local HD dealer is also now the new BMW dealer. Who'd a thunk that?

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post #2 of 27 Old May 6th, 2009, 9:18 pm
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Re: I've seen it all now

The H-D Dealer in Grand Junction, Co is also a BMW dealer. I had to purchase a tire there for CCR Midway, and I am still feeling the pain, $140.00 to install the rear tire plus the cost of the tire!

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post #3 of 27 Old May 6th, 2009, 9:24 pm
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Re: I've seen it all now

Same story in Hartford Conn.
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My guess is that downsizing several quality brands into one showroom is going to be more interesting in the near future.

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Same is true in Chicago, no?

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My local dealer had added Husqvarna and has just added Ducati.

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Same is true in Chicago, no?
Yep, although Chicago Harley has three locations (Glenview, IL, Chicago on Ohio Street, and Chicago on Western Ave.) whereas BMW is only at the Chicago-Western Ave. location.

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My local dealer had added Husqvarna and has just added Ducati.
Husqvarna is now owned by BMW. That means you can now buy a BMW lawnmower... What is the world coming too?

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So that story released on 1 April that BMW bought Harley IS true?

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Hey, Wolfgang, I'm looking forward to my BMW chain saw and string trimmer?

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"Husqvarna is now owned by BMW. That means you can now buy a BMW lawnmower... What is the world coming too?"

Well fine!!!!!!! Now I need to rebuild my lawnmower every two years.


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It has to be easier to find than that ride up towards the Zoo.............
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post #13 of 27 Old May 7th, 2009, 1:32 pm
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"Husqvarna is now owned by BMW. That means you can now buy a BMW lawnmower... What is the world coming too?"

Well fine!!!!!!! Now I need to rebuild my lawnmower every two years.
Nah, just the final drive.
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Husqvarna is now owned by BMW. That means you can now buy a BMW lawnmower... What is the world coming too?

I can't afford a BMW lawnmower. The price of tires, oil changes, HID lights for night time mowing, etc would kill me.

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Hmmmmm....... now I'm thinking R1300 engine on a ZTR. Smooth, powerful, lawn mowing at 160 MPH with no handlebar fatigue. I need a test ride.


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What kind of oil would be the best in a BMW lawnmower?

Where do you think they will hide the air filter?


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An aerodynamic lawnmower that rumbles! Cool!
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I can vaguely hear the marketing department from here ....

2 wheeled lawn mowers
4 wheeled motorcycles
Along with all the cool tassel equipped clothing and recycled styles of a by gone era .....

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Don't forget the heated hand grips and the ABS with cruise control for those challenging curves on the front lawn!!

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Ahhh... I can see it now. The new BMW Mower Forum along with someone in California (no offense - you just get to mow year round in SoCal) hosting the first Mower Tech Day.

Will Evan have to make a new trunk latch mod?

Will Darius make floorboards?

This is a whole new market for PIAA.

Who will be the first with a Cee Bailey's windscreen on their mower

or a Russell Seat mod?

The possibilities are endless.

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"Husqvarna is now owned by BMW. That means you can now buy a BMW lawnmower... What is the world coming too?"

Well fine!!!!!!! Now I need to rebuild my lawnmower every two years.
Yeah but the bright spot is that you are your own final drive!
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My local dealer had added Husqvarna and has just added Ducati.

Husky is owned by BMW.

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Don't forget the heated hand grips and the ABS with cruise control for those challenging curves on the front lawn!!
Hey my Cub Cadet has Cruise!!!! Now I just need a bigger engine.

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Thanks guys, that really made me laugh

Anyway, Husqvarna Motorcycles is an italian motorbike manufacturer owned by BMW, it has NOTHING to do with the "other" Husqvarna company (making lawnmowers, chainsaws, sewing machines, snow plowers and many other things), which is based in Sweden.

BMW has bought only the company involved in the Motorcycles business. I'm quite sure of that, since I work for them

Only the name/logo are common, because the swedish company was originally building also the bikes, but they sold the Husqvarna motorcycles business to Mr.Castiglioni (MV Agusta) several years ago, which is where BMW bought it in 2007.

And by the way... we're not going to adopt the BMW final drive, if this worries you

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It's quite common that a motorbike dealer has multiple brands in the shop. It all depends on how strong a brand is on that specific market, that is, if it sells enough bikes to cover the whole dealer's business. This is the case for Ducati and BMW in Italy, for example, but not in US for the same two brands.

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Oh, No! That means it will have to rebuilt more often than the one on my LT ........ and a whole lot more expensive too!

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I wonder if Husqvarna's drink holder will cost as much as it does for the BMW?!! It'll still have to be mounted on the left so you don't spill your drink when ya pull the starter rope....if it even has one....maybe they'll have a proximity key!!


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Husqvarna is now owned by BMW. That means you can now buy a BMW lawnmower... What is the world coming too?
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