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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 31-Dec-2017, 08:03 AM (585)
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Obviously to me, the best scenario, since you're into the '15 at less than wholesale, would be to sell it yourself, make a few thousand, then purchase the '17, having to finance less. Just my $0.02
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 31-Dec-2017, 09:50 AM (660)
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If it was me, I would make sure to check the VIN of the 2017 and see if it was made after August of '17. 2017.5 bikes have the updated transmission from what I understand. If not, I would spend a little extra and get a 2018 with a TFT display and the updated transmission, although I am not sure if those are only on the GSA for now or not.

The 2017 GSA I bought was made in June '17 and does not have the updated transmission or the Hill Assist. Had I known, I may have waited...
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-Jan-2018, 12:14 PM (760)
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Having just bought a 2018, Iím only going to comment from one perspective. The bikes are very similar, but in 2017 BMW made changes to the trans which really smoothed out the shifting. Coming from a 2014, the new one has a much better feel, especially when shifting from N to 1st.
Not sure of such a change would be worth it to you.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-Jan-2018, 07:19 PM (054) Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies. I'm actually making more on the money than I'm paying in interest but if I had a zero interest loan that would even better. Plus I get a new bike and can add my own upgrades. So going to run over to the dealer and see what I can get worked out. I'll either have a great 2015 or a new clean slate 2017.

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Meet Adaline

Traded. Got what I paid and a great deal on a new 17. Meet Adaline. She's a premium with boxes (top box on backorder).


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