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post #11 of 16 Old 11-27-2015, 03:56 AM
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Glad you got most of your money back. Sounds like a nightmare.

Why shy away from Euro manufacturers in general? I assume BMW, having a solid reputation at stake, would provide an acceptable level of customer service for their customers.
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Glad you got most of your money back. Sounds like a nightmare.

Why shy away from Euro manufacturers in general? I assume BMW, having a solid reputation at stake, would provide an acceptable level of customer service for their customers.
I'm sure BMW is going to look after its customers. But then again, Husqvarna was owned by BMW for sometime.

I do own an Italian bike myself, and though I'm overall very happy with ownership of it, I can't say it is as reliable as my Honda. Not even close to be exact.
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Thanks for the update.

What a pain. Surprising that a "world-class" manufacturer can't handle the situation better.
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Glad you got most of your money back. Sounds like a nightmare.

Why shy away from Euro manufacturers in general? I assume BMW, having a solid reputation at stake, would provide an acceptable level of customer service for their customers.
It had a BMW motor(and company at the time) in it, bike was designed in Italy, and assembled in China. Than KTM for dropping the ball on for taking care of customers. They bought the company they should have been ready for the fallout of the older bikes.
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Situation isn't much different with KTM in India sadly. What purpose did you buy the 650 for considering that the 250 is your daily? If you wanted an off road capable bike you could shop around the used 500Xs and then plonk a few quids into the rally raid UK kit for the price of the actual bike. The adv forum is going bazookas doing the same thing these days.
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Situation isn't much different with KTM in India sadly. What purpose did you buy the 650 for considering that the 250 is your daily? If you wanted an off road capable bike you could shop around the used 500Xs and then plonk a few quids into the rally raid UK kit for the price of the actual bike. The adv forum is going bazookas doing the same thing these days.
It was $5500 OTD brand new. Looked sexy as hell, huge thumper, and switchable ABS brembo brakes. What wasn't there to like about it?
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