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Thread: What made you choose BMW over Burgman?

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    What made you choose BMW over Burgman?

    I am in the market for a ride. Like the looks of the BMW and also own a BNW s1000XR but keep reading about the nightmare maintenance costs associated with the BMW scooters. What made you pick them over another brand especially the Burgman, which I am hearing is the "best of them all" they seem to say. Just looking to cut to the chase, and limit my search to one specific brand. TIA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCbarber View Post
    I am in the market for a ride. Like the looks of the BMW and also own a BNW s1000XR but keep reading about the nightmare maintenance costs associated with the BMW scooters. What made you pick them over another brand especially the Burgman, which I am hearing is the "best of them all" they seem to say. Just looking to cut to the chase, and limit my search to one specific brand. TIA.
    What nightmare maintenance cost? I have not nightmare to maintenance mine!
    2017 BMW C 650 GT Black Storm Metallic.

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    Maintenance cost

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiro View Post
    What nightmare maintenance cost? I have not nightmare to maintenance mine!
    I guess they are referring to the 12k miles service being around $2,000. I don't know, thats why I'm asking.

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    Not $2,000.00. Still very expensive (@$1,200.00) if everything on list is done. BMW did go to inspect and emplacement if needed instead of mandatory everything being done. Even so, still expensive. Went scooters because I did not start riding until I was 54. When looking to upgrade in 2012 I was looking at Burgman over silverwing until I found C650GT. It has a little more leg room or my long legs. If that is not an issue, the Burgman is a good bike.

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    I like the looks of the BMW better and was attracted by the large displacement and realiability image of BMW. Since I do my own maintenance and repairs, that wasn't a factor in my decision. Have not regretted my decision to purchase my 2016 Sport, last year March, used with 1,960 miles on the clock, for $6,500.

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    I liked the look of it. It's the closest thing to replacing my wings that I could find. It's done well... so well that I've logged an Iron Butt Ride on it. Very Capable and comfortable touring machine.

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    Great Price and super low miles! Also, it's a SPORT; it's the popular one in Europe. Share a picture!

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    I wasn't specifically looking for a scooter but then one came along that I couldn't pass on (2017 C650GT with 275 ml for $5,300) . I just wanted to try something different (the fact that my friend wanted to buy my R1200GS LC was another factor). I've been riding BMWs for about 8 years now so, for me, it was a logical choice (brand loyalty, etc.). That said, I believe BMW suspension, front fork, and bigger wheels give C650 some advantage. ABS, TSC, heated grips and seat are just an icing on the cake. Oh, and I also like side stand/parking break feature. Just my 0.02c.

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    Chose BMW over Burgman because of colors available (like the cosmic blue). Also, BMW has name recognition. Nice to have toys that folks are impressed by just by hearing the name. Had I been buying for commute or similar, I'd probably have gotten a honda for reliability.

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    I looked at a Burgman, but I felt a little cramped on it and also thought it looked cheap compared to the BMW. Picked up a 2016 C650GT with 1960 miles this spring. Really like it.

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