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Offline venomyellow

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Do I need a slap?
« on: November 28, 2014, 10:17:17 pm »
Test rode a June '14 BMW K1600 GTLE today, and I was mightily impressed. I think I can get it for about £6000 off list, as it's done about 2500 miles. This puts it at just about £300 more than another Trophy BEFORE I've added TPMS, Top Box, heated seats etc.

Do I need counselling?

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Re: Do I need a slap?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2014, 11:17:58 pm »
Nice bike. Powerful and handles very well.
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Re: Do I need a slap?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2014, 12:06:47 am »
If you like it why not? The drivetrain was the thing that put me most off, plus the extra $10,000 in Australia.

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Re: Do I need a slap?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2014, 01:00:31 am »
You only live once so if you like it and it is within the family budget why not.

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Re: Do I need a slap?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2014, 01:33:55 am »
I have learned a few lessons in life, most of them can be distilled down to,

Don't test drive motorcycles you can't afford, and do not flirt with women you cannot have.

Why you ask?

The outcome is always, either a really bad decision, or frustration, neither of which are pleasant.

If you can afford it go for it, it is rated Number 1 for good reason, if you can't afford it, slap yourself.

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Re: Do I need a slap?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2014, 04:34:11 am »
Yes
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Re: Do I need a slap?
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2014, 04:49:21 am »
Mate,

No you don't. If you can afford it and suits your overall riding needs better than the TTSE then as a consumer move to the new product. If however it doesn't suit and the overall running costs are higher.....well I'll leave the decision up to you.

In the end it's your choice, not mine/ours.  :015:
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Re: Do I need a slap?
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2014, 06:07:46 am »
*Originally Posted by venomyellow [+]
Test rode a June '14 BMW K1600 GTLE today, and I was mightily impressed. I think I can get it for about £6000 off list, as it's done about 2500 miles. This puts it at just about £300 more than another Trophy BEFORE I've added TPMS, Top Box, heated seats etc.

Do I need counselling?
Nah, not if you understand that the K1600 costs more, requires high octane gasoline, gets much less MPG than the TTSE, less range on a full tank, has more maintenance issues, poor customer  support compared to  Triumph, and is the most unreliable bike that Consumer Reports checked into, even worse than Harley. And service for these things are ridiculously expensive--even if you do your own repairs, if you need any parts after the warranty is over. I knew one guy whose ABS module crapped out. It cost around $2,000.00 just for the module alone--not counting any labor.

BMW=Bring My Wallet.

So if you understand all these issues, go for it.

BTW, I was going to buy a new BMW K1600GTL just before I found out about the TTSE. And the more I compared, the more I liked the TTSE.

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