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#996037 - 09/03/17 02:49 PM New Member & New Bike Purchase  
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Hi Folks,
I have been looking around the forum the past couple of months and decided to go ahead and jump in.

I have not been on a bike the past few years, had to get kids grown and thru school.

My last bike was an HD Road King. I screwed up a couple of months ago and hopped on a friends R1200RT....Now I have to buy one. LOVED IT!

I would like to buy new...I don't know enough about used ones, and I like the idea of warranty.

I guess my question is.... Do I try and negotiate on a 2017 or just wait on the 2018? Dealer does not act like he wants to move any on price.

I have not tried to negotiate....yet. Trying to get my home work done first.

Any advice is welcome.

Thanks for having me.

Skyking1

#996040 - 09/03/17 03:14 PM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]  
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Most dealers discount even more as the new ones come out. Don't be shy!


Marty
49 states/32 countries/3 continents

700GS/white...old age moto



WWMHD...ride till you can't

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#996041 - 09/03/17 03:17 PM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]  
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Skyking, I can't help with you question but WELCOME. You will get lots of information here. Looks like I should have an aircraft avatar for this.

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#996046 - 09/03/17 03:58 PM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: ltljohn]  
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It has been 10+ years since I made my last bike purchase (new).

I'm sitting on the fence just a little....if I could get a deal/discount on a 2017 I would buy...if not I may hold out for the 2018.

#996064 - 09/03/17 05:28 PM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]  
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Welcome - From what I've read, the only difference between '17 and '18 RT is color choice and some chrome and bling. I'd go for a '17 and if your closest dealer won't deal then tell them thanks anyway you'll head for another dealer. Even a fly/ride deal out of state may be worthwhile (since you're a flyer)? Some big east coast dealers have 20+ '17 RTs in stock and they'll deal I'm sure.


John
'16 R1200RT (RT #5)
#996066 - 09/03/17 06:07 PM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]  
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Here's a thread on a pretty good purchase deal. I would think you could come close to this on a 17 seeing the 18's are on the way, if not already here.

http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=978420&page=1

Welcome & good luck!

Pat


"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do succeed" Curly Howard
#996068 - 09/03/17 07:32 PM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: TEWKS]  
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I purchased a 2016 in Feb. It was a left over because the 2017 had been out for a while. They took $3k off the price plus 15% off accessories which added up to over $3,000. There has been a lot of talk about the noisy transmission in the 2016, and a big improvement in the 2017. Mine does make a lot of racket, but it doesn't bother me. I read that the gearbox is an old, noisy, but very reliable design. After I read that, and since I'm old school anyway, the tranny doesn't bother me. I got a fully loaded bike, and I don't regret it. I've been using the clutchless shifting a lot. I use the hill hold feature, its nice. I like the ride modes pro. You will love your new bike!


I keep thinking about it, but I keep forgetting what I was thinking about!
16 R1200RT
09 R1200RT gone
08 Harley Super Glide gone (and missed!)
80's Honda 900F gone
About 8 Dirt Bikes...Yes, I'm Old.
#996069 - 09/03/17 07:39 PM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: TEWKS]  
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TEWKS
That was a great deal...I would just like to get close to that kind of deal. I'm not in a great big hurry and I can wait it out a while...But the riding bug is back.

#996080 - 09/03/17 11:39 PM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]  
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Sky:
First, welcome to the gang. To echo what others have said, the wealth of info on this site is AMAZING! Not sure where in SC you are located, but Eurosport Asheville tends to deal on their older models and they are phenomenal dealership to work with. If it was me personally, I would wait and grab one of those red on black 2018 RT's. I just love that color scheme, but outside of that, not sure if it worth the extra $$$. On the used side of the house, anything within the BMW warranty period should still be covered by factory warranty. You can also purchase an aftermarket warranty if you so desire as well. Most dealers I know offer them, sometimes you need to ask. Again, welcome to the forum, absorb as much as possible and good luck on the bike purchase.
Mike


2011 R1200RT Ostra Gray
2006 R1200RT Piedmont Red (totaled)
2004 R1150 RT-P my first love (re-homed)
FDNY-343. I will never forget.
#996097 - 09/04/17 02:32 AM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]  
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Welcome! If me I would buy a 2017 as the new models come in. I have purchased both my current BMW's that way and saved a good deal off list. So long as they are no changes to the new model year that you must have or a color you must have in the new year you can do well buying end of season.

Good luck!

Just saw you are in S.C. ... not sure where you are but I know Touring Sport has some inventory I would think they want to move. And Motorcycles of Charlotte is a fair and very good dealer.

Last edited by RTinNC; 09/04/17 02:34 AM.

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'16 R1200RTW - Platinum Bronze Metallic
'12 R1200GSA - Magma Red - (my 1150GS replacement)

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