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hapuna
03-02-2005, 10:36
Am considering getting one of these and wondered what others thought. Also any other options that I might consider or any other advice.

http://powersports.honda.com/motorcycles/cruiser_standard/model.asp?ModelName=VTX1300&ModelYear=2004&ModelId=VTX1300CB4&bhcp=1

fnfalman
03-02-2005, 13:40
How much are you willing to spend? BMW R1200C is no longer imported into the US and they're trying to get rid of the last ones. You can get some serious deals. Financing is at 0.9%, BMW pays the first five payments AND you can negotiate with the dealership for quite a bit of reduction from the MSRP.


R1200C Classic (http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/machine/models/model.jsp?model=r1200c_classic)

R1200C Montauk (http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/machine/models/model.jsp?model=r1200c_montauk)

The Montauk just has some additional stuff as standard items instead of as options.

Wetrudgeon
03-02-2005, 15:46
hapuna:
We have no first hand experience with the VTX 1300. However, we have considerable experience with Honda motocycles. We think that if it is a heavyweight cruiser you seek, you will be hard pressed to do better than the Honda.

To us, the VTX 1300C is a good looking bike; and we doubt not that it has the same low maintenance and excellent reliability as all Hondas. For a bike of such displacement and features, the price seems right as well.

We trudge on.

Clydeglide
03-02-2005, 16:31
Them BMW's is ugly. Kinda like a Schwinn gone wrong.

Sorry.

:cool:

hapuna
03-02-2005, 17:15
Originally posted by fnfalman
How much are you willing to spend? BMW R1200C is no longer imported into the US and they're trying to get rid of the last ones. You can get some serious deals. Financing is at 0.9%, BMW pays the first five payments AND you can negotiate with the dealership for quite a bit of reduction from the MSRP.


R1200C Classic (http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/machine/models/model.jsp?model=r1200c_classic)

R1200C Montauk (http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/machine/models/model.jsp?model=r1200c_montauk)

The Montauk just has some additional stuff as standard items instead of as options.

That's good info thanks. I am somewhat concerned about the price. I mean how much do you think they would come down??:)

fnfalman
03-02-2005, 18:28
I think that you could easily negotiate about 2000 bucks off those BMWs' MSRP right now. That's how much I negotiated off mine back in Christmas time and it's not even a discontinued model.

PS James Bond rode one of those R1200C.;f

cghammo
03-02-2005, 19:06
I have a VTX 1300C and I love it. Is an '04, bought it new last summer for $8345.00 plus tax.

gixxer11
03-03-2005, 20:16
There is nothing wrong with the 1300, it's a well designed bike. The 1800 is worth the extra money if you want the power. I am with fnfalman, talk to the BMW dealer and see what they'll do on the price. BMW bikes are great machines, they don't make anything that doen't perform well and last a long time. Not that Honda doesn't, because they do! I was a Honda mechanic for 5 years and think they make a hard to beat product. Try the 1300, 1800, the BMWs, and the other brands, too. Don't "settle" for a bike, just save a little longer to get what you want. "Settling" is for buying washer/dryer combos!

4eyes
03-03-2005, 20:31
The main stream moto mags liked the 1300 better than the 1800, if that helps.

hapuna
03-04-2005, 11:16
Originally posted by gixxer11
There is nothing wrong with the 1300, it's a well designed bike. The 1800 is worth the extra money if you want the power. I am with fnfalman, talk to the BMW dealer and see what they'll do on the price. BMW bikes are great machines, they don't make anything that doen't perform well and last a long time. Not that Honda doesn't, because they do! I was a Honda mechanic for 5 years and think they make a hard to beat product. Try the 1300, 1800, the BMWs, and the other brands, too. Don't "settle" for a bike, just save a little longer to get what you want. "Settling" is for buying washer/dryer combos!

Thanks I actually like the 1300. It seems to fit me best and the price is good. I wouldn't rule out the BMW either due to the reputation but I don't think it could be that much better to justify the price difference. I will take a look though.

gixxer11
03-05-2005, 01:35
Originally posted by hapuna
Thanks I actually like the 1300.



Then that's then one to get! Just as long as your happy and riding! The VTX1300 is a sweet bike.

hapuna
03-08-2005, 11:43
ANyone know the best way(less expensive) to ship a bike 1000miles????

fnfalman
03-08-2005, 12:21
There was a freight company that specializes in motorcycle delivery only. They delivered my bike from Albuquerque to Southern California for $250. I don't know the name top off my head, but I'll go home tonight and dig out the address and give it to you tomorrow.

hapuna
03-08-2005, 18:01
Originally posted by fnfalman
There was a freight company that specializes in motorcycle delivery only. They delivered my bike from Albuquerque to Southern California for $250. I don't know the name top off my head, but I'll go home tonight and dig out the address and give it to you tomorrow.

Would greatly appreciate that as the quotes I'm coming up with from Nashville to Seattle are in the $700 range.:)

Texas T
03-08-2005, 20:41
Here ya go...

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-shipping-transport/

I'm currently using Haul Bikes (Daily Direct) but I've heard lots of good stuff about Forward Air and Allied Van Lines.

With Haul Bikes they will come to the house and pick it up and deliver it to a house as well. I believe Allied does the same, but some carriers such as Forward Air only ship Terminal to Terminal and the bike has to be crated, drained of gas, etc.

If time is of the essence you will pay through the nose. I paid $443 on Feb 10th, the bike was picked up on Mar 1, and it's still not here yet. But in their defense, they do a lot of shipping of bikes for Bike Week, so my Concours got to visit Daytona but I didn't. :( :)

fnfalman
03-09-2005, 14:55
Okay, here it is:
http://www.acatransport.com/aboutus.html

hapuna
03-14-2005, 10:58
OK it looks like I found one!!!! Hope to pick it up the 2nd week of April.:cool: