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BMW gone
« on: 09 September 2018, 12:39:11 PM »
Our local BMW shop has gone,it was once CLARKS for what seemed forever,then Blade Motorrad took over but now it's no more. :thumbdown :'(
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Re: BMW gone
« Reply #1 on: 09 September 2018, 08:30:03 PM »

Was that Clarks at the bottom of Carlton Rd  near Sneinton market Nottingham.

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Re: BMW gone
« Reply #2 on: 09 September 2018, 08:35:14 PM »

Was that Clarks at the bottom of Carlton Rd  near Sneinton market Nottingham.



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Re: BMW gone
« Reply #3 on: 10 September 2018, 08:51:00 AM »
I rode past the shop yesterday morning and noticed it was empty.Cant imagine they were selling many bikes last couple of years-perhaps the "adventure" bike market has levelled off after the last 10 years? Must admit I am much happier on a lightweight Tracer thats a bit easier to move around than some of the "behemoths" I see being ridden.
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Re: BMW gone
« Reply #4 on: 10 September 2018, 10:20:25 AM »
Every bugger I know is buying a GS 1200....

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Re: BMW gone
« Reply #5 on: 10 September 2018, 06:43:43 PM »
I see nae end of GS's and that big S1000XR thing.BMW seem to be selling loads of bikes.But then I think the only thing keeping the market healthy right now is PCP.The pound is the weakest it has been for quite some time.Hate to say it, but a No Deal BREXIT could kill the market.The weaker the pound gets, the dearer the bikes in the showroom.

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Re: BMW gone
« Reply #6 on: 10 September 2018, 07:05:53 PM »
Ewan and Charlie certainly put GS's on the map. KTM must have rued that decision all those years ago. However the S1000XR is a different animal, a true sports and then some...tourer. :thumbup


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Re: BMW gone
« Reply #7 on: 10 September 2018, 08:08:03 PM »
KTM certainly scored the biggest own goal on the Long Way Round. I bet Charlie Boorman is still laughing his head off.

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Re: BMW gone
« Reply #8 on: 10 September 2018, 08:24:41 PM »
Another one I've seen quite a few of recently are those Honda Africa Twin things..But by far the most common bike I see round here, well when the sun is out, are Harleys.  Wi riders dressed up like outlaws.  However as soon as a grey cloud appears in the sky they all vannish.

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Re: BMW gone
« Reply #9 on: 11 September 2018, 08:52:14 AM »
  However as soon as a grey cloud appears in the sky they all vannish.

Where you live, you shouldn't see too many then :pokefun
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Re: BMW gone
« Reply #10 on: 11 September 2018, 06:19:02 PM »
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Where you live, you shouldn't see too many then :pokefun

I was foccing dreaming of them.  I considered praying for them (I’m an atheist)..This summer has been mental.  Warmest summer I can remember, though I can just about remember 76, maybe that was warmer..I even took to heading up hills at night to escape the heat.  For several weeks it was way too warm fae me..This is Ben lomond at dawn back on the 30th June.
« Last Edit: 11 September 2018, 06:19:41 PM by VNA »

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Re: BMW gone
« Reply #11 on: Today at 12:46:18 PM »
I recently took a S1000R and a S1000RR out for a test ride and was blown away by them both. The R was amazing and I would love one but for the fact I'm thinking of going smaller engine wise and a Street triple is more on my radar. The RR made me feel like i could conquer the TT, It's such an amazing piece of machinery. Funnily enough, my Gen 1 didn't feel as bad as i thought it would afterwards, which surprised me the most


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Re: BMW gone
« Reply #12 on: Today at 01:34:53 PM »
I thought exactly the same when I rode my Fazer thou after a test ride on a bmw s1000xr and bmw R1200R.
The fazer thou is a very good machine.