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Old November 23rd, 2016   #1
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Default Motorcyclist Magazine - Changes ahead

Starting in the Spring of 2017 Motorcyclist Magazine will move to a 6 Issue per year format.
There will also be a shift to a "lifestyle oriented" publication.
A new Editor-in-chief will be named shortly.

Not the best news I've read today.

The worst news.

The Lego BMW R1200GS Adventure Brick will not be out in time for Christmas.
January 1 is the target date for release.
Looks like even Lego has engineering issues when they play with BMW.
Barbie's Sweet New Ride.
You know you want one.

The Lego not the Barbie you pervs.


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The Barbie is probably a better ride than the BMW.
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I wonder how the Bavarian Sausage machines are doing these days, I used to hear a lot of bad news about the reliability and post warranty problems but that seems to have drifted away recently.
Outstanding performance by any standards these BMW's...
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BMW is not having problems moving the products.
Worldwide sales continue to set record after record.
U.S. sales for the first half of 2016 are off but the U.S. market is the only market where sales have declined.
2015 was a record for U.S. Sales.

The R1200GS is their biggest seller worldwide.
17% of everything they sell 2 wheeled.

BMW wants to hit 200,000 units sales for 2020.
They are on target to do it.
Dealerships currently at 1,100 are expected to be at 1,500 by then.

Even Lego is impressed.


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Lego my final drive.
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The Barbie is probably a better ride than the BMW.
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Default Re: Motorcyclist Magazine - Changes ahead

I got my latest issue yesterday and read Cook's Corner first. As I feared, Marc Cook was saying his Goodbyes as Editor in Chief of Motorcyclist.

I found this all depressing beyond words. Motorcyclist was a good resource and an entertaining diversion for many years but I never really liked it. Mitch Boehm was a decent editor, Brian Catterson was a waste of good oxygen that could have been used by a real editor.

When Cook took over he was able to make Motorcyclist not only my favorite motorcycle magazine but my favorite of any magazine.

Oh well. Life goes on.
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Old November 29th, 2016   #8
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Since the Cycle World group purchased Motorcyclist last year this probably was bound to happen, they were in direct competition. My son Kevin may have a few less photo shoots, but he has a very wide base now and will be fine.

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