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How may and what mix of Gen 3 T12's are being sold in he UK?
« on: January 16, 2020, 01:48:20 PM »
These are the current registration figures for the gen 3 (in the UK only). The registrations in late 2017 were probably press fleet and dealer demo stock. Note the higher amount of XCa's over the XRt's in 2017, perhaps they thought more of those would sell at launch?


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Re: How may and what mix of Gen 3 T12's are being sold in he UK?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 01:56:37 PM »
Interesting, thanks for sharing!

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Re: How may and what mix of Gen 3 T12's are being sold in he UK?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 04:11:33 PM »
I think maybe they had more 2017 XCAs because more of the routes at the press launch were off road? Certainly lots of the reviews concentrated more on XCAs on dirt than XRTs on tarmac.

(And maybe they expected some of the journos to crash so had extra/spare XCAs in reserve?   :038:  )

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Re: How may and what mix of Gen 3 T12's are being sold in he UK?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 05:24:41 PM »
Only 2100ish units in total! Thought it would've been a lot more.

How many Gs's in the same period?

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Re: How may and what mix of Gen 3 T12's are being sold in he UK?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 08:53:58 PM »
It'd be an insane number. GS sold more than 50K sold in 2018 - worldwide though. And a significant number is in Germany, but I'd expect a significant number in the UK as well...
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Re: How may and what mix of Gen 3 T12's are being sold in he UK?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 10:51:18 PM »
Apparently in 2019 BMW UK sold 9235 bikes in total = that's all models including scooters, not just GS.

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Re: How may and what mix of Gen 3 T12's are being sold in he UK?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2020, 09:12:31 AM »
My two cents:
1 - Indeed the sales volume seems somewhat marginal! No wonder that I don't see that many on the road (I don't expect numbers being higher here in France)!
2 - Triumph's marketing ploy succeeded in making their main target (that would be me) buying the higher end models. I'd call it the BMW syndrom (or inspiration ;-).

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Re: How may and what mix of Gen 3 T12's are being sold in he UK?
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2020, 10:06:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
Apparently in 2019 BMW UK sold 9235 bikes in total = that's all models including scooters, not just GS.

Looks like that could be similar to Triumph sales in the UK if the trend continued from these stats.


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Re: How may and what mix of Gen 3 T12's are being sold in he UK?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2020, 01:29:48 PM »
Fresh from MCN website:

"The BMW R1250GS became the UK’s most popular bike above 500cc with 1827 sold, and a further 1773 R1250GS Adventures were registered, too".

Full story: https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2020/january/bmw-r1250gs-2019-sales/

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Re: How may and what mix of Gen 3 T12's are being sold in he UK?
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2020, 07:41:45 PM »
Being one of those who bought a '19 XRX, I'm not surprised by the figures that the XRT/XCA are the biggest sellers as they have all the toys on. I didn't get an XRT as a new one was out of my price range and I was offered a very good deal for the new XRX that was in the showroom. If I hadn't got that bike, then I probably would have waited until an ex-demo XRT/XCA came up for sale at one of the local dealers for the right price in which case, it would've already been registered by the dealer.

As for the GS's, they've always been the best seller over 125cc, having test ridden a 1250GS I can understand why as it was brilliant but there was very little between the GS and the Tiger for an average rider so I don't think it is as good value as the Tiger when they are specced to the same level (not taking into account depreciation). There was ~£4k difference between my XRX and the equivalent Beemer which couldn't be justified in my view. BMW riders will still buy them no matter what though, I say let them, our bikes are more than a match!

 


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