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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 2009, 9:08 pm Thread Starter
 
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2009 1300 GT Purchase Question?

I was talking with a large BMW dealer today and they informed me that the 2010 1300 GTs should be out in September.

I really don't expect there to be any changes.

Since I won't be purchasing my 1300 GT until I get back from family vacation to Europe (end of July), I am wondering if I should wait and extra month and see if the 2009's go on sale for several thousand off!!!??

Is this a reasonable assumption or should I not expect any discounts and just purchase my bike at the end of August?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 2009, 10:54 pm
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Personally, and after talking to a BMW bike mechanic who's worked on them for 25 years, I'd hold off buying until the 2010 model shows just to let them further debug it. Oh, and check the build date too. A month or two past the initial run of 2010 units can't hurt and possibly it might help.

Especially in CA where if you should need warranty work you are constantly sent to the back of the line while the red-carpet treatment of the CHP patrol bikes takes precedence over-and-over again. Sort of pointless to make a scheduled appointment weeks out, then deliver it or tow it in on said date, then getting the CHP Bounce-It-Back treatment for another week or two, and then another week to get parts when they finally get around to it, and another week or two to get them to fix it....hopefully....maybe.

Of course, my Not that I know anything of this first hand, nor did I experience any of this treatment yet again today, nor do I have a running GT.


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If I were in your shoes, I would check the inventory at the end of July to see what kind of selection of '09's are available, and play it by ear. If there are plenty to choose from in a color you want, there's probably no downside to waiting. Otherwise, you might have to decide in July whether you want an 09 or an 2010 model. It is possible they will all be gone by the end of August, especially as these are not normal economic times, and manufacturers are being very careful about inventories. 2010 colors are likely to be different.

Also, the prices are not likely to drop as much as they did on the 2008's, assuming the model changes are minimal. On the other hand, if they do add/fix something significant, you might be glad you waited.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 2009, 9:17 am
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I'd be MORE curious if there were any left-over 08's around.........
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