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New Members / Re: New Member
« on: September 24, 2018, 12:48:22 AM »
 :400: to the forum.

And supposedly BMW introduced the K1600B to lure women riders to the big K.  Most on the K1600 forum poo-pooed that approach and excoriated BMW for even building the thing.  Most early adopters were ex Harley riders that liked the style and were looking for something more in technology than H-D had to offer.  But, and a big but, lately more women K1600B riders have been showing upon the forum, and one member posted that while at a dealer, his wife who is normally a passenger or rides her own smaller BMW, sat on a "B" model and declared that she liked it and wanted it because of all it offered with a lower seat height than a "normal" K1600.  If that was indeed BMW's focus it looks like they are at least proving the logic in it while still selling it to the cruiser guys as well.  Statistics show that MC sales are on the decline overall, so who knows, maybe trying to create a new market is the smart approach.

Looks like I'll be adopting a new routine.

Tyres and Wheels / Re: Leaky Tyre Valve !
« on: September 15, 2018, 03:09:30 PM »
Exactly the item that's on my rear tire.  Not too visible with the luggage on, so it somewhat minimizes the risk of it going away.  I bought a 4 pack and still have 3 for backup.

If they were to wait for something bad to happen to someone it would be a catastrophic black eye for them.

A short form of the report from a link on the K1600 forum:

PressClub USA Article.
BMW Motorrad USA Outperforms Industry In 2017
10.01.2018 Press Release
Woodcliff Lake, NJ January 10, 2018BMW Motorrad reported sales of 13,546 motorcycles for 2017, down just 1.3% from the 13,730 motorcycles sold in 2016. However, despite the slight downturn, BMW outpaced the rest of the motorcycle industry (which was down 3.2%) and its relevant competition (which was down 6.3%).

The state of the market for last year. :110:  It would seem that sales for BMW's are not as robust as I would have thought even though they did outperform some others by percent of decline for the year.  Kind of surprised me.

New Members / Re: Hello All. Cant stop grinning.
« on: September 11, 2018, 09:49:22 PM »
Congratulations on your return and the new ride, and  :400: to the forum!

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