Buddy Swapping his Vision for a BMW Bagger
I have a buddy who has ridden a Vision since they came out. He loves the bike, never had a bad word to say about it. I guess his last straw was trying to order some parts and Polaris kept dragging their feet on when the stuff would even be available. Warranty parts....
Said when he was in California he found a bike meet where he tested the new K1600B. I didn't even know they were on the floor yet but a handful of dealers have them. He said his was priced at 24K, but he got a 1K off for being a BMW car owner.
Said that bike is incredibly quick with no lag at all and extremely comfortable. He got it sight unseen from a West Coast dealer and its in transit now. He said the power is better than his Vision which he has the goodies on, and said the bike is at least if not a touch better for comfort than the Vision.
He said you hit the throttle and this thing just jets with no lag at all and said he can corner with it better than the Vision, and it feels very light. He said it comes with all the goodies for the 24K, he asked about the MSRP being 19,900 and was told they are not shipping the bare bones one yet. He also said they wouldn't budge on the price either. He called a couple other dealers around the country who have one and they won't budge either. All the same package for 24K.
He was actually looking at the Ultra with the M8 and was not impressed enough to swap the Vision. But he said the bagger impressed him so much he couldn't not buy it. He said the braking and front end are better than the Vic and he can rip corners better. He came strictly from a lifetime of HD when the Vision hit the market and upgraded a few years back. Said he paid about 4k more for the BMW than he did for the Vision.
He also said with the engine add ons to the Vic to beef it up place it right there with the pricing and he has no upgrades to do so figures its a wash. He has never owned a BMW prior and said he can see the hype now. He has a 2015 Vision with 18K on it and found a buyer for 9,500 so he's only coughing up about 12K. Dealership offered him 7K in trade is all so he is selling it to one of his employees.
I told him when it gets here to call me so I can take a spin. I've been eyeing this bike for 9 months now, and having had BMW's I have to admit I am a bit excited to check this thing out. The 2018 models are supposed to be shipping at 19.900, I am not sure what you get for the extra 4K, he doesn't either lol. Heated grips, seats, power ABS brakes, all standard. But he has cash to burn so he just did it.
If it is everything he says it is I may be the next one screaming around on one. Its certainly going to give the Japs and HD a run for the money. It priced about what a Magnum or loaded CCT was at and less than a loaded Indian. Will be interesting for sure.
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