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Nice! Do keep us inform as to how the Kymco scooter performs with the BMW Badge-ing on it. :thumbup:
 

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Nice! Do keep us inform as to how the Kymco scooter performs with the BMW Badge-ing on it. :thumbup:
Hahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...too funny...!!!!!! :lol: :lol:
 

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Nice! Do keep us inform as to how the Kymco scooter performs with the BMW Badge-ing on it. :thumbup:


Yeah....pretty much the uninformed reaction I expected. Let's not forget Suzuki has 57 manufacturing plants, producing a mix of Motorcycles and Automobiles in Japan, Hungary, China, India, Columbia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Canada. You may want to check where your Burgman motor was built before throwing stones! As far as Kymco building the motor to BMW specs...I have no problem with that. Kymco is a solid manufacturer on their own and a good company for BMW to team up with.. In smaller displacement scooters Kymco outsells Suzuki by a very large number

I loved my 07 Burgman Ex...every 37+K miles I put on it. I just couldn't trust it anymore. I already had one major CVT failure (3K repair bill luckily covered under extended) at 24K and I was starting to hear bearing whine coming from the CVT again. I was NOT ready to drop another $3K into a 7 year old scooter or part it out. I got what I could for it before it blew up again

I understand many consider the CVT failures "rare" but I had it and I was very concerned that I would have it again. I was also not willing to buy another Ex and risk the same failure again at what I consider low mileage.

If you want an honest comparison from a VERY experienced scooterist...yes I tear down, rebuild and tune vintage Vespas, modern TNG scooters, and Maxi scooters...I own and ride them all, I ran the 2012 CBR on a modified 67 Vespa...I'm more than willing to give an honest long term review.

I've been a supporting member of this forum since 2006 and have enjoyed participating.

If we just want to play "Let's hate and make fun of the guy that bought the BMW"...well...this has been a very enjoyable forum....but... so long and thanks for all the fish! :salute:
 

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Don't let a couple of those with sour grapes run you off, Remember you can't please em all, all the time, and so enjoy your new ride, and keep us in the loop. While the Beemer doesn't appear to offer me anything I can't live without, I still am interested in how people like em, especially the individual making the payments. He or she is who counts! Were all in this together, us versus the cagers. Take care!
 

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Wow, I was looking forward to a 1st hand review of the BMW. That bike was on my short list but after thinking long and hard I went with the 2012 Burger 650. If we hear from you or not enjoy that Beautiful machine & Good Luck. :thumbup:
 

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Oh Ill be sticking around...I can take a little razzing...after all...I ride Vintage!

first thing...I don't think you can beat the Bugrman Ex's mirrors...yeah they are big and wide...but that's what is great about them...being able to easily fold them away made their size no problem.
 

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I was going to post a pic with a nekkid lady and say me too, but , ran into some technical difficulty, :evil:
can't get one to pose with me, :?: cant get one nekkid :cry: and can't post a pic :p but I am looking forward to some reviews on the scoot, like the screen performance at speed, storage ,night visibility of instruments, headlight performance at night , wetness protection, lady magnetism :D etc
 

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Not only do I like the scoot, but I really envy yur weather. Global warming is fizzled out big time here in the Midwest.

Enjoy, and thanks for sharing.

PS. I just read about the new R1200 GS from BMW, sounds intriguing, all new motor and refreshed in every aspect. :idea:
 

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Nice scoot, German things are no doubt cool to ride (I test rode a R1150RT a few years ago- felt like it was carved out of a billet of aluminum :) )

BUT the fear of having to buy those spendy BMW parts kept me away.

Good luck with your scoot! Ride on
 

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I think you will be happy with the BMW. I have ridden 4 BMW motorcycles for the last 15+ years. I've had 2 bricks, an airhead and an oilhead. I have found them to be reliable with good support. Have you checked out http://www.webbikeworld.com/bmw-c-650-gt/blog.htm . Also, you should consider joining the BMW Motorcycle Owners Association - http://www.bmwmoa.org/.
 

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Very nice!
and an extremely capable machine. You might like this South African comparison video on the track - beating a T-Max and a GP800 :wink:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FOXmH8oMUgw

It seems wise to start taking Kymco's engineering seriously. They are about to do exactly what the Japanese manufacturers did not so long ago - change the whole industry and take over while the every body sits back thinking up wise-cracks. You don't here so many jokes about Honda, Suzuki, Toyota or Nissan (Datsun at the time) these days................
 

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Dear ScooterRaton,
I am not hating just facting. BMW Badge-ing is not a bad thing as I do think Kymco is a very well made scooter. 8)
I don't know if you remember the Cannonball but I do and Know you are the type that can take it and deserves a little ribbing. :D
Hope the Beemer works out for you but it wouldn't for me as I like midsized bikes with great gas mileage. :wink:
Hugs and kisses :blackeye:
ScooteReno.
PS-I'm a Yamaha man riding a Suzuki scooter. :roll:
 

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Scootereno said:
Dear ScooterRaton,
I am not hating just facting. BMW Badge-ing is not a bad thing as I do think Kymco is a very well made scooter. 8)
I don't know if you remember the Cannonball but I do and Know you are the type that can take it and deserves a little ribbing. :D
Hope the Beemer works out for you but it wouldn't for me as I like midsized bikes with great gas mileage. :wink:
Hugs and kisses :blackeye:
ScooteReno.
PS-I'm a Yamaha man riding a Suzuki scooter. :roll:
Off topic but I have to ask - Scootereno - what is the bike in your avatar? I'm guessing its a Yamaha 100 twin 2 stroke. I owned a 66 Japanese domestic version that was 90cc - I suppose the extra 10cc for export markets was so you could ride on freeways. I bought it in Japan at a Navy PX for $190. I took it on board my ship with the understanding that should something 'happen' that required room in the helo hanger it might get tossed overboard. It got safely to Long Beach Ca. where I put many happy miles on it before trading it off for a car - big mistake but thats the way it goes!
 

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Dear ScooterRaton,
I don't know if you remember the Cannonball but I do and Know you are the type that can take it and deserves a little ribbing. :D
ScooteReno.
Oh I remember! Since I ride Maxi, Vintage and small TNG..I get crap from everybody....but I get to sling it too! :D


Scootereno said:
PS-I'm a Yamaha man riding a Suzuki scooter. :roll:
My condolences :(
 
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