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    Quote Originally Posted by TexanRT View Post
    Besides displaying some awesome riding abilities the video is clever marketing, too. Getting the word out to the Sporty crowd by letting them see the bike up close and not just sitting on the showroom floor.
    Indeed.

    I'm not much of a gambler but I'm defintely going to throw $10 to one of the MOA raffle tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robnye View Post
    Indeed.

    I'm not much of a gambler but I'm defintely going to throw $10 to one of the MOA raffle tickets.
    Aw, be a big spender and buy two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    Kids!

    For the amount of rubber wasted, I could have done about 8000 kilometers of great Alpine roads.
    Or maybe 9000 kilometers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesdunn View Post
    Or maybe 9000 kilometers!
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    Why not!

    I could give that SJBMW rider my Alps tires to do burnouts with. Only the sides are worn. Lots still left in the center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robnye View Post
    Indeed.

    I'm not much of a gambler but I'm defintely going to throw $10 to one of the MOA raffle tickets.
    I bought three. After seeing the video.
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    They're selling in Daytona

    Stopped by to visit the fine folks at Daytona Beach BMW and saw sold signs on 7 new S1000RRs out of 10 they had in stock -- not counting the 2 in crates out in the parking lot that they'd just received.

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    So John I quess the million dollar question is who bought them? The target audience, a more traditional BMW buyer, the BMW guy who has to have the newest BMW etc., or who? Did they give you any feedback on that?

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    Given we're talking BMW of Daytona I'm willing to wager the're new to the Marque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robnye View Post
    Given we're talking BMW of Daytona I'm willing to wager the're new to the Marque.

    Because....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSfornow View Post
    So John I quess the million dollar question is who bought them? The target audience, a more traditional BMW buyer, the BMW guy who has to have the newest BMW etc., or who? Did they give you any feedback on that?
    What I can verify is that all the guys around the shop Saturday while we were there -- including one lucky fellow taking delivery of his new s1000 RR -- were not the young sporty riders targeted by BMW with this model. Didn't see any young sporty types anywhere. What I saw were guys just like me -- a bit "seasoned."
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSfornow View Post
    Because....?
    Just a gut feeling that's all.

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    This has all been fun reading, but here's my take. If they sell a lot of bikes the dealerships are healthy, selling tires maybe fairly often too, and stay in business, and I can still conveniently buy parts for my K75, F650, and R1150R. And the company pumps more into R&D and comes out with other new models that grab my fancy and pocketbook. If all BMW did was sell parts to Airheads and old Classic K riders like me they would soon go the way of so many failed businesses. More power to them if they excite buyers, old, young, existing, new - whatever. Sales are good, whether my idea of a perfect long distance touring bike or not. I want one. I won't buy one. But I want one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    This has all been fun reading, but here's my take. If they sell a lot of bikes the dealerships are healthy, selling tires maybe fairly often too, and stay in business, and I can still conveniently buy parts for my K75, F650, and R1150R. And the company pumps more into R&D and comes out with other new models that grab my fancy and pocketbook. If all BMW did was sell parts to Airheads and old Classic K riders like me they would soon go the way of so many failed businesses. More power to them if they excite buyers, old, young, existing, new - whatever. Sales are good, whether my idea of a perfect long distance touring bike or not. I want one. I won't buy one. But I want one.
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I want one. I won't buy one. But I want one.
    damn, I am an old fart! I don't want one. The riding position would kill me.

    But I wont turn down a test ride if offered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robnye View Post
    Just a gut feeling that's all.
    OK, I really had no idea why Daytona would be hitting the target market better than another dealer. Just curious. From John's reply it appears that it is not the target market age wise anyway. Don't know if they were from others brands or not. I'm guessing mostly not and might fall into the BMW guy going for the new BMW. but that is just my guess.

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