Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Colorado Springs
I would think there is going to be an uptick in supply based upon the stop sale and likely a very good chance of some discount program. I took possession of my bike right at the stop sale date and, while I had been looking at the K1600s for a couple months, the test drive moved me to the point of the decision and the 0% financing at the time sealed the deal. There are quite a few forum members here who haven't been able to pick up their bikes and are patiently (anxiously?) biding their time until the stop sale is lifted. There are going to be many instances where potential buyers who would have been on the fence and may/may not have bought one on a visit to the dealership, but decided against a purchase due to the stop sale and may have ended up with another bike, either a used K1600 or another model or even brand of motorcycle--I don't think BMW has slowed production due to the recall (I could be wrong), but I think, in the end, there will be a mini-glut of K1600s in the US dealerships. They don't want to have 2019 models around when the 2020s are arriving in the showrooms. They certainly don't want them around when the 2021 models start to show up. The BMW website is currently showing discounts of up to $2500 for various 2019 models...yet there is not one on the 2019 K1600s: they really can't offer an incentive whent they cannot deliver the bike. I expect them to be running something on the 2019 K1600 models as soon as the stop sale is lifted. If a dealership had a bunch of them inbound or potential buyers back out that increases their inventory, there may be additional dealership incentives in addition the national incentives...I would check several of the larger dealerships at that time.
Current: 2019 BMW K 1600 GTL, 2010 Honda Goldwing, 2003 HD FXSTD-I 100th Anniversary
Former: 1981 Suzuki GS450, 1991 HD FXSTC, 1995 HD FLHTCU 30th Anniversary