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Old 14th June 2013, 14:05   #91
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Been to the showroom, had long discussion, gave them the details that I am tracking their bikes from past six months.
The out come is very disappointing, either they have big list of rich customer base where they can sell them their 2 year old bikes at almost 3 times of the actual cost compared to what they sell in abroad.
Even after giving them below pointers they gave me quote of 16xxxxx for F650FS.

1) 2 year old bike stocked in showroom/stockyard.
2) Worldwide it's discontinued in 2012.
3) Selling it to group who are ready to take their bikes in long trips like Himalaya, North east etc and it will give them free publicity.
4) Group buy of 6 bikes in one shot.
5) Pressure on them of over stock.
Currently they are having 31 bikes in stock including Bangalore and Bombay showroom, 2 bikes in Bangalore are already delivered to people who booked long back and waited almost 2 years.
I am keeping hopes and eyes open if they announces some practical and logical sounding price for people like me, I remember in recent review in one TV show and they clearly said 11 and 11.5 ex showroom, god knows from where BMW guys gave me quote of 16xxxxx on road price.
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Been to the showroom, had long discussion, gave them the details that I am tracking their bikes from past six months.
The out come is very disappointing, either they have big list of rich customer base where they can sell them their 2 year old bikes at almost 3 times of the actual cost compared to what they sell in abroad.
Even after giving them below pointers they gave me quote of 16xxxxx for F650FS.

Since, BMW India has nothing to do with sales/service of BMW bikes in India, this is purely an initiative of the dealers Navneet & Deutsche Motors. Thats one reason you dont see any publicity or marketing campaigns for BMW bikes cos there are no such budgets from BMW India. The dealers simply buy the bikes from BMW Munich and sell it. So there are no incentives, duty reductions etc or volume based discounts on their purchase price. Therefore, they are buying at the Euros price from BMW Germany, which is always substantially costlier than BMW prices in USA (you are correct all the BMW bike prices in India are almost 3 times costlier than the price in USA). Most bikes they bring in are fully loaded top of the line models. With the rupee sliding even further, we have to be prepared for more price rises. Another factor that kills us Bangaloreans is the Road Tax. You will have a savings of atleast 2 lacs & above if you were to buy it in Delhi or register it in 'pondicherry'. Probably, the dealer does not want to discount the 2 year old bikes to avoid lost profits. Yes you are correct, a good number of BMW bike buyers are BMW car customers who already own a 7 series or probably X5/X6 and own similar other exotics in their garage, so a 'small' price difference to them may not make a difference.

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BMW Motorrad has launched the S1000R in India at Rs 22.83 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).

http://www.rushlane.com/bmw-s-1000-r...-12118386.html
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BMW Motorrad is rumoured to be considering the option of locally assembling some of its motorcycles in India. Among the models likely to assembled at the company's Chennai plant are the F 700 and F 800 adventure motorcycles.

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BMW Motorrad is rumoured to be considering the option of locally assembling some of its motorcycles in India. Among the models likely to assembled at the company's Chennai plant are the F 700 and F 800 adventure motorcycles.

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Wow that's good news, my dream of owning a F XXX may eventually come true.
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BMW has denied plans to assemble bikes at its Chennai plant.

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BMW Motorrad showroom at Atria Mall, Mumbai has shut shop it seems! Any idea if they have relocated somewhere else?

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In a recent interview to the UK Motorcycle magazine (May 2015 issue), the CEO of BMW Motorrad, Mr. Stephan Schaller has mentioned that their Bike assembly plant in Thailand located within their car manufacturing facility there has been operational since January 2014 presently assembling only the F800 models, with plans to assemble other models in future to sell in South-East Asia region, with the advantages of duties BMW gets from manufacturing in Thailand.

Therefore, BMW-Germany may also be looking at the similar Kawasaki & Triumph Thailand route to lower prices for sale in India given the forecast for India. Hence it seems unlikely that they may put up another bike manufacturing facility in India (I mean for the F/R/K series bikes) esp since their only assembly factories outside Berlin are in Brazil (which now churns out 10,000 bikes a year as per his interview) and the new Thailand factory. As per him BMW has had a rocking 2014 with 1,15,215 bikes sold across the globe.

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My 2 month old R1200GS 2015 model, missing ABS Pro
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Congrats Promods. Thats a sweet GS

So howz the difference from the Tiger Explorer
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Congrats Promods. Thats a sweet GS



So howz the difference from the Tiger Explorer
The biggest difference is in the ride quality, the front don't nosedive with all the behind scene electronic (suspension and ride mode). The other perceptible difference is the riding style, tiger always urged to move fast while GS is great at speed but you always want it to be ridden at slow cruising speed.

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Don't want to start a new thread but want to post these 2 photos, I did off-road riding on GS and it was fun standing on foot peg and going over those "pangdandi's"

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