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You guys complain about the costs of the Ohlins, but as an option with a new bike, $695 for TWO Ohlins shocks is a super bargain in my book.

I'm still breaking mine in, but the Akropovic exhaust is waiting for me at the dealer when I hit 600 miles. I got it because they gave me $1200 off accessories with the bike- I had to pay retail for the bike though.

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The reason the Ohlins are so cheap as an option is they're an upgrade. The factory doesn't have to supply the stockers.

The optional Ohlins can be serviced by anyone. Pro Pilot Racing did some significant upgrades to mine when they were new. That way, changing the rear spring was free.

I just called Jim at Pro Pilot to see if Ohlins will be offering shocks for the R1200S directly, and unfortunately it still looks bad. He received his July 1 catalog, and there's not even a line-item mention of the R1200S.
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My point is that I'd have no problem paying what the Ohlins price would be at FMV to BMW. But they seem to be marking up the shocks far beyond what a new set would go for from an Ohlins dealer simply because they have created a monopoly.

Therefore, I just won't buy them. It's an easy decision.
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Pro Pilot still sells the Ohlins for the R1100S at $1,547, ignoring the most recent price increase. They said it's "normal" for the price to be higher on a new model, so I could see $1,700-1,800 being a reasonable discounted price. With retail at the BMW dealer being $2,500, it looks like one would have to pay at least a $300-500 premium. I don't know what one could get for the original shocks, but probably not much. The factory option is the way to go. I was trying to see if/what Ohlins would offer directly, as I planned on spending almost $1,000 upgrading the Ohlins BMW provides.

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