my final costs are not out yet, BMW Australia remains tight lipped about everything
they quoted me AUS$ 23149 in October, and I knew I simply needed to have it! It's soooo cool
That's for the base model. I tried to cajole/haggle/appeal to human nature (there wasn't much -
) during every phone call before paying up my 2k deposit .... they didn't even bat an eyelid. Nice guys but, as we ALL know, BMW is NOT in the business of offering discounts!! Which I was quoted once they knew the hook was firmly set and finally decided they'd had enough of my discount pestering .... It's a BMW!! for god's sake ... don't you get it? There's thousands, well - hundreds, well - dozens, of brand loyal riders who wish to shell out for THIS ltd-edition-anniversary-stunner! Are you in? Too-bloody-right I'm in ... how about a deal on a BMW helmet? forget it. Ok. How about a deal on them Santiago boots? nah. Ok. Maybe a good price on funky gloves? uh-uh. Ok. If I'm lucky they'll let me pick it up with a full tank of fuel.
How about throwing in that aluminium hump cowl? Or maybe heated grips? surely you's support me having that sophisticated BMW-anti-theft-alarm fitted? hahahahhahahahaha - he doesn't get it - hahahahahaha - it's ALWAYS been NO, NO, NO, NO, NO ..... man, don't you believe it? We're working for hard-core Germans. You're talking Granite here. Reliable! No DISCOUNTS! Reliably none!!
So no, I haven't wasted any more thoughts on buying their mods .... diy is the way for me .... Huntsman Designs .. sounds kinda cool, no? Hope the end result will stand up to scrutiny ......
reckon I've got a bit of a chance there ....