hayzie wrote:If I was buying the new superbike, I think I'd want to share views with other superbikers, not share with sport tourers, two different market segments, needs and wants from their bikes. I know we have quick riders on the site & track day pilots & The R is not a "tourer" but overall the interests are different. IMHO.
When I rode an RSVR, if it had a BMW badge on it I would still have sought out superbike sites especially if I was younger, and whether we like it or not, BMW (certainly in the UK) has a "pipe & slippers" image for bikers. It's changing but it's still very much there. As I am older (43) I would still check out this site, but as the target rider is younger then he'll seek out another site.
SHIVA wrote:... but I think since the S1000RR is aimed at much younger crowd that they'll most probably want to have their own playground.
Do you guys think, a typical 1000 buyer, will consider paying 2 to 3 grand (US$) more to be on a Beemer with similar or better specs. However specs change so often in that world, that 1 brand can maintain an advantage for only a short time.
SHIVA wrote:hi, BMW has stated on every single occasion than the S1000RR will not another MV or Ducati. it's aimed at Japanese bikes with a price point within 10% or so. So, no, it won't be premium rocker, like MV, it will be affordable. S
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