Motorcycles or Cars -- Let's Talk BMW M/C
I agree I thought this was Motorcycle.com and with that note I would just like to state a few things that some of you might find interesting about BMW MOTORCYCLES. First I used to work at a BMW Dealership and I've worked at Honda and Yamaha dealerships in the past as well in Parts & Accessories. The first thing I noticed was out of all the Hondas and Yamahas that we sold how few problems we had. Second, with so few BMWs that we sold (compared to the other brands), how many had problems (so where are the refinements). Third, the Germanys must be trying to pay us back for kicking there butts in WWII, because there Parts system is unlike any other company in the world. Hey, just ask any parts guy that works or has worked at a BMW dealership. The best example I can give is: Germany words on the Microfische, most people read left to right not up and down (ask a parts guy about that statement), hey when you ask someone at BMW for help you get the run around, PARTS PRICES (well see below, trust me BMW prices are expensive), and the worst part customers are the one that get hurt and they don't understand. Last, here are some parts comparisons between Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit 98-2001 and BMW R1200C.
Desc. Parts Honda Price BMW Price
Battery $64.99 $91.50
Starter Motor $446.98 $520.50
Fuel Pump $103.98 $217.75
Fuel Filter $ 16.74 $15.75
Spark Plugs (each) $ 2.75 $ 6.99
Air Filter $27.24 $17.99
Frt Brake Pads(each) $38.50 $46.99
RR Brake Pads $37.75 $56.25
THE BIKE $ 7,999.00 $14,500.00
(The price of the bike does not include, frt, prep, tax, etc..., but hey there's a big differance)
Well, I do not know about the rest of you, but I'll save my money and buy a Honda, Yamaha, or Suzuki.