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Offlinejdkerner

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    2017 vs 2016 model year
    « on: 2017-05-16 04:53:56 »
    I'm looking to get a 1200rt and found a new 2016.  I could save at least 1k by purchasing this instead of a '17, but I know there are some differences (lean angle ABS, for one).
    I know not much about BMW bikes.  I currently own Harleys and Ducatis, so I'd like the opinion of those with experience.  Thanks!

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      Re: 2017 vs 2016 model year
      « Reply #1 on: 2017-05-16 08:08:54 »
      That is not a lot of difference in price between models a year apart. 
      There are conflicting opinions here on the improvements between the two but on the whole the 17 is better in the transmission department with a smoother gearbox .
      If I had the choice it would be the 17 as it's  resale value down the line I'll be better.

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        Re: 2017 vs 2016 model year
        « Reply #2 on: 2017-05-16 09:27:03 »
        I have a 2014, no lean angle stuff for abs. Not missed it but then never plan to hit the brakes once leaned over either.


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          Re: 2017 vs 2016 model year
          « Reply #3 on: 2017-05-17 01:57:32 »
          I'm looking to get a 1200rt and found a new 2016.  I could save at least 1k by purchasing this instead of a '17, but I know there are some differences (lean angle ABS, for one).
          I know not much about BMW bikes.  I currently own Harleys and Ducatis, so I'd like the opinion of those with experience.  Thanks!

          1 K difference is a no brainer take the 17.

          Seems off only 1K difference. 

          Guys were getting 4-5k off and Nav V on 16's over here on this side of the pond.

          If not a hardship go the 17.

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            Re: 2017 vs 2016 model year
            « Reply #4 on: 2017-05-17 20:38:49 »
            I have a 2014, no lean angle stuff for abs. Not missed it but then never plan to hit the brakes once leaned over either.


            Nobody ever PLANS to hit the brakes when they're leaned over!


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              Re: 2017 vs 2016 model year
              « Reply #5 on: 2017-05-18 21:43:33 »
              Indeed!


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                Re: 2017 vs 2016 model year
                « Reply #6 on: 2017-05-18 22:50:37 »
                I would push for a better deal. I bought a 2016 bike from a UK dealer that was 6 months old and with 1,500 miles on it.  I saved over £4,000 compared to new and I know of others who got a similar deal.

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                  Re: 2017 vs 2016 model year
                  « Reply #7 on: 2017-05-19 08:00:44 »
                  And I thought I got a good deal!


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                    Re: 2017 vs 2016 model year
                    « Reply #8 on: 2017-05-19 19:20:59 »
                    Love my 16

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                      Re: 2017 vs 2016 model year
                      « Reply #9 on: 2017-05-22 16:03:14 »
                      And I thought I got a good deal!

                      So did the dealer (and he was right!!!).  :))
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                        Re: 2017 vs 2016 model year
                        « Reply #10 on: 2017-05-22 21:23:51 »
                        Always is.


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