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BMW consistently has the best financing deals, which suggests that they inflate their prices a couple grand to make up for the interest dollars they give away. But they always offer a good discount for cash deals. The smart thing to do is finance the whole ball of wax with nothing down, or pay cash for the bike up front.
 

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The interest rates are pretty low, so most will go to principle. Just make sure you can pay off the rest of the bike without penalty, and it becomes a very good deal: Have them pay 5 payments on the shortest possible loan term, and then pay the rest of the loan.
 

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The twin spark and new transmission should take care of the two most outstanding discrepansies on BMW's. Then they can get to work on wiring harness melt-downs and clutch failures, ridiculous seat-peg relationships on the R1150R, corporate arrogance and some of the stupidest (stinky guy) adds ever printed.

Then I still wouldn't want one.

All the things Harley has been accused of can be found at your local BMW dealer.
 

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How about the cold shoulder treatment from the owner and his riding cronies when you ride up on an old Japenese bike and just look around? I like that one too.
 

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I purchased '03 1150RTA in Feb and was quite happy with the deal. With the five pmts free, 1.9% APR and some extra $'s off, not so bad. The offers change, I do not think my same deal is available. I was wary of the linked ABS brakes but now find them easy to use. Dealer in Beaver Dam, WI is friendly and straight shooter.

 

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logic?

you interpret the financing deals as indication of inflated prices. i interpret it as clever marketing made possible by healthy profit margins.

a price is not overinflated if people are willing to pay it. also keep in mind the cost of maintaining production in germany, where labor unions are EVERYWHERE.
 
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