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1Back to top Go down    K100 production change over 2V to 4V on Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:05 pm

Holister

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According to realoem.com
The K100 2V (Production Code: 0503) finished in 10/1989.
The K100 4V (production code 0523) started in 03/1989
So it appears they ran production concurrently for over 6 months before phasing the 2V out. Is this correct?? and if so, why?

It certainly complicates things when there is no clear change over date from one production model to the next.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: K100 production change over 2V to 4V on Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:25 pm

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That's for the K100RS.

The K100LT remained 2 valve until it became K1100.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: K100 production change over 2V to 4V on Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:47 am

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I think this overlap is normal in many manufacturing operations. One obvious reason would be finishing up 2V-specific parts stock from inventory while beginning to ramp up parts storage for 4V-specific parts. Another reason might be filling the queues of machines that get packaged and shipped to foreign markets, while still meeting local demand. I don't know the specifics of the release plan, but I think European markets were supplied first, followed by NA and AP markets later. BMW would have to ramp up production early to meet planned market release dates; supply early markets with 4V models while continuing to supply later markets with 2V models.



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4Back to top Go down    Re: K100 production change over 2V to 4V on Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:31 am

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We didn't see any 4V RS in Australia till round April 1990. There was apparently a number of the 2V critters to sell before the 4V was released.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: K100 production change over 2V to 4V on Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:09 am

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These days, the marketing department at Piaggio is very "innovative". They have announced a "new model" of Moto guzzi V7 to dump on the American market. Actually, what they're doing is using up their stock of pre-13 engine and frame parts to get rid of their excess inventory that's not moving.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: K100 production change over 2V to 4V on Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:31 am

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@RicK G wrote:We didn't see any 4V RS in Australia till round April 1990.

Not that strange, as the 4V RS was released as a -90 model.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: K100 production change over 2V to 4V on Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:06 pm

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There were languishing K100RS 16Vs on the sales floor in OZ well after the K1100RS got released, too.

The issue of product continuation when a newer model appears is an interesting one.

You're all probably well aware of BMW's best-selling R nine T with the last-gen DOHC Hexhead, air/oil-cooled boxer motor. This motor had been slated to end production now that the shiny new WasserBoxer has arrived in several variants. The bright glint of the R9T has faded a bit and the model is no longer selling well after the intense first year interest. There are hundreds left in the warehouses and in dealerships. The bloom has gone from the rose.

What to do with the (long ago paid for) tooling and large stock of spares? Expect a Scrambler and a Cafe version of the R9T on the market next year.

Sorry, the 1,200cc 3 cylinder K75 we were hoping for is never going to materialise. Wink


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8Back to top Go down    Re: K100 production change over 2V to 4V on Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:11 pm

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@robmack wrote:These days, the marketing department at Piaggio is very "innovative". They have announced a "new model" of Moto guzzi V7 to dump on the American market. Actually, what they're doing is using up their stock of pre-13 engine and frame parts to get rid of their excess inventory that's not moving.

Not sure that that is entirely correct Rob.

The V7/2 has the engine canted forward 4 degrees so the new frames are different. Engine mounts have been lowered

The engine could only be used if it were a single throttle body so pre 2013 engines??????

ABS is now fitted.

Six speed gearbox.

The frame/engine (VIn No) of the V7/2 i looked at Hinterland M/Cs Nerang is a lot later than my 2013 V7.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: K100 production change over 2V to 4V on Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:48 am

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I'm not talking the V7/II. I'm talking the 2015 Moto Guzzi V7 Verde Legano Special Edition :

http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/top-stories/2015/02/19/moto-guzzi-releases-limited-edition-v7-racer-in-the-u-s/

They paint the chrome tank green and call it a limited edition model. Pure marketing hype. But those stupid Americans will buy it hook line and sinker.


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