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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 2009, 1:38 pm Thread Starter
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Just got back from the show. All makes were there except BMW. Why? I was very disapointed. Does BMW think Minnesotans aren't interested in their bikes? I just can't figure out why they were not there to display their new models.
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It's a tough economy. Everybody is cutting back wherever they can.

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Originally Posted by Meese
It's a tough economy. Everybody is cutting back wherever they can.
Agree about the economy. But you would think that being at a motorcycle show would prompt bike sales. I dunno.


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It's not just Minnesota, BMW has missed a few other shows this year.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 15th, 2009, 3:54 pm
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not smart. Exposure and brand recognition some of the things that promote sales

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 15th, 2009, 4:31 pm
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Agreed, BMW could make a better showing at the shows, I was disappointed with the Manhattan showing this year. That being said no manufacturer that I'm aware of has a better demo ride policy than BMW, and imho that sells bikes. I tried unsuccessfully for two months to get a demo ride on an FJR. BMW offered me a weekend test ride to decide on the GT.

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