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pplassm 02-24-2003 04:31 AM

Re: BMW #1 in Europe
So, who was number one before?

dave_arkle 02-24-2003 05:35 AM

Re: BMW #1 in Europe
BSA maybe?

captainwhoopass 02-24-2003 06:14 AM

Re: BMW #1 in Europe
Probably either Triumph or Ducati.

sarnali 02-24-2003 06:41 AM

Re: BMW #1 in Europe
if they included scooters it was probably Aprilia

Captain_1 02-24-2003 06:53 AM

Re: BMW #1 in Europe
Any news on BMW's dual spark boxers from europe? Accordingly to a recent dealer report, all U.S. 2004 boxer motors will be dual spark and have enhanced performance.

BMW4VWW 02-24-2003 07:43 AM

Re: BMW #1 in Europe
Captain, I remember reading somwhere that the new dual spark engines would not make any more power than the single plug motors. They would however be cleaner running. VWW

hgantz 02-24-2003 08:35 AM

Re: BMW #1 in Europe
My dealer told me that hp and torque will be the same as current models. Reduced emissions and better throttle response are the official answers given for the change to twin sparks. Dealers are NOT to mention that twin spark engines should finally be free of surging. (That would be admitting that surging is a problem. "Officially" surging doesn't exist.)

Buzglyd 02-24-2003 10:51 AM

Re: BMW #1 in Europe
Than it must be demons!

longride 02-24-2003 11:13 AM

Re: BMW #1 in Europe
We certainly know BMW could not be hiding any problem with any of their motorcycles. Only the dastardly Harley-Davidson Corp. is capable of shenanigans of this magnitude.

captainwhoopass 02-24-2003 11:36 AM

Re: BMW #1 in Europe
Remember also that any problems that Hondas have aren't really problems, since they will be promptly recalled when they can no longer be ignored. We should all write letters to Honda thanking them for being forced to recall their defective products.

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