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post #11 of 23 Old 07-12-2013, 07:01 PM
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Dreams are low calorie, free fun what could be better? But if you paint it then you not only get to choose colors and effects you can paint all those pieces that BMW with their "3 shades of gray constitutes a color palette mentality" decided should remain unpainted black plastic. If I could paint my bike would be a different color every year. That would give me something to do during the central NY winter.

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post #12 of 23 Old 07-12-2013, 08:15 PM
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Interesting, for as long as I can remember, the Madison Avenue marketing term 'sport' always identified an entry level or economy level product.

Sport? Dynamic? Gee, maybe BMW is using the same ad agency that used to provide the ad copy for Oldsmobile back in the 1960's.

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BMW's marketing has used "dynamic" in so many (often inappropriate) places over the years that I don't even see it anymore when I read the PR releases.

As a rule, the Germans I know speak English very well -- but there's something about "dynamic" that just hasn't survived the translation from one language to the other without some loss of meaning along the way.

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Or simply, no K1300S???
My dealer says they cant place any orders for K1300S' after August, I tell ya,there's something nice coming soon

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Your sooooo right. I like my Mineral Silver girl so the switch wouldn't happen any way. But guy dream can't he ?
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post #16 of 23 Old 07-13-2013, 09:32 PM
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Or simply no changes ...
Guess you could call different colors a 'change'... although that's already exaggerating. But a 'facelift'? That's a new low.

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"As of model year 2014 the BMW K 1600 GT will be available as a special "Sport" model - a highly dynamic version.
New colors options =highly dynamic? give me a break! Have these guys who write this stuff no shame?
Calling a bike with a shorter windscreen and stitches on the seat a 'new model' is the most ridiculous statement I've seen in a while. Does BMW think buyers of these bikes are that stupid? Geez.
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post #17 of 23 Old 07-15-2013, 03:02 PM
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Just saw the price for the GT Sport. It's € 24,795 (or $32,300 at the current exchange rate) compared to € 24,300 (or $ 31,600) for a 'regular, basic' GT.

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BMW's marketing has used "dynamic" in so many (often inappropriate) places over the years that I don't even see it anymore when I read the PR releases.

As a rule, the Germans I know speak English very well -- but there's something about "dynamic" that just hasn't survived the translation from one language to the other without some loss of meaning along the way.
I try to translate a bit (don't take it too seriously )
Dynamic originates from the greek word "dynamis = power". In the physical world, it describes the impact of force on moving objects.
In the German language, something that is called "dynamic" is perceived as agile, active, loped, full of energy and temper, flamy, flexible & adaptable.
So, from a German BMW perspective, I think "dynamic" describes that mode quite well

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post #20 of 23 Old 07-26-2013, 12:41 PM
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sorry to here that you had a rough time with your noise. I read your org post and two days later I had the noise in ft end.my dealer said he would start a puma and just called me to tell me shock was in and that will take care of it. I got lucky. But now mine is smoking out of rt pipe when I take off from light .just a little then goes away .so I guess I am in for more .... 20 k and its smoking...crap. bad valve seals or guides I bet ..I really am losing faith in bike .the other day at high speeds it jumped out of 6 th gear and ended up 1n 4 th...really ? time to start thinking about what I am going to do. disappointed in sunny south florida..good luck with yours

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