i am not sure why they do not list the prices, but for me I would not have one in Thailand. I hate to see what if the bike needs parts, just cannot see spending so much to fix any BMW bikes. I rather go with a Honda brand.. oh what kind of BMW are you looking at anyhow
By: Richard (offline) Sunday, 11 October 2009 @ 12:58 AM ICT
I bought for my wife about two years ago a BMW Xmoto 650, we did not found it that expensive, and trust me I was very happy that we bought it. We had a accident, a car moved out of a parking onto the road and did wait for my g/f to pass so she planted the 2 months old bike into the side of the car with 60 to 80km/h, she had remarkable nothing other then her helmet clearly touch the something. The BMW on the other hand was as good as scrap metal, a oval front wheel was something next to the engine and the engine had serious cracks, engine oil was all over the road.
BMW take the bike and quoted the repair cost to the insurance company as BMW Thailand... And the insurance company had some problems paying, as it was first for them a simple car/motorcycle accident and probably planning to pay a few thousand Baht. We had to do nothing BMW Thailand did all communications, even they showed the damage to the insurance inspector.
You have a accident with a motorcycle brand which has no official representative in Thailand, then there are not official parts or repair prices and insurance companies will take you... I'm sure, they offered us as first compensation 7,000 Baht plus medical, the damage of the BMW Xmoto was more then 10 times then what the insurance company did offer, BMW Thailand did all the paperwork and proof after this...
The prices on the BMW motorcycle price list are as accurate as BMW gives us, we are aware that BMW did not included all models available in Thailand. But as we, with our motorcycle price lists, only follow information from the official channels we can only inform about the models you can find on our BMW price list.