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Old 05-05-2003, 02:51 AM   #1
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Is BMW going to offer fake Iron Cross tattoos too?



How about a special cell phone that plays "Flight of the Valkyries"?
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Old 05-05-2003, 04:46 AM   #2
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Maybe the book will explain why they saddled a cool bike like the rockster with primer and zinc chromate paint. Maybe it's to match the feld grau arm chaps them beemer boyz wear.
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Old 05-05-2003, 05:00 AM   #3
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Poor BMW. Even as one of my favorite manufacturers, they just donÂ’t get through sometimes. Why 8th in the Cycle World comparo, for instance?



Anyway, the best shaft drive sporty bikes in the world add to their own misery, but profits are up, so what the hell? The sapphire white had me drooling, and now I find it ONLY comes with ABS, and potentially a European vacation. The essential options.



I love them. I hate them. Make it stop.

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Old 05-05-2003, 06:15 AM   #4
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if it wasn't such a depressed travel market, I would have said it was a great deal but..

with the current world situation, the airlines are almost paying YOU to go somewhere outside the USA.

sure, I'd like to have one but... I'd still get spanked on the road by 80% of the "rising sun" bikes.

Oh well, it's a nice read, but not a buy.

one more thing, here's my deal:

lower the price to 10K and make the 'trip' a video at the dealership and I'll buy it!

I promise
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Old 05-05-2003, 06:38 AM   #5
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I love the bike (R1150R) but not in that package. The basic bike runs 10 grand and is a good deal like that. They can keep the 6 grand add on.
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Old 05-05-2003, 06:44 AM   #6
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FWIW, here's a link to the BMW site...



<a href="http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/machine/models/model.jsp?model=r1150r_80throckster">
http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/machine/models/model.jsp?model=r1150r_80throckster</a>
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Old 05-05-2003, 07:00 AM   #7
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"I'd still get spanked on the road by 80% of the "rising sun" bikes."

Sounds like you need a track school and not worry about what you ride so much. A racer buddy of mine was tripping out to find an RT on his @ss that he couldnt shake on a local road. Blew his mind that a 50 year old man on a touring bike was so d@mn fast. The street evens out most bikes, you can only go so fast around dirty blind corners. No better bragging rights than smoking full on sport bikes with your beamer. Even better was with my old KLR 650. Ride safe.



As for the promotion, if I didnt already have a bmw I would be all over it. Probably the only excuse I could find to go to Germany for a tour. That and your travel costs are financed, nothing out of pocket.
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Old 05-05-2003, 07:41 AM   #8
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It's good to know that at least some of the MO readers have a grasp of the complexities of real world riding, and the proper type of motorcycle to use in that venue. I am 53 years old and ride a somewhat modified BMW R 100 GS, and regularly show my backside to some of the so called sport bike riders on the corner filled mountain roads here in northern California. VWW
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Old 05-05-2003, 08:16 AM   #9
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thats great, its all rider of course. hell you put some of the track guys on a friggin chopper and they will hand yes, even you, your ass. so its all relative, eh?
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Old 05-05-2003, 08:42 AM   #10
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Actually a great package idea with a motorcycle that has no idea of what it is, where it is going and what category of motorcycle it belongs in--if it even belongs any specific category at all. This is such a feeble attempt at capturing a market segment that BMW should have planned for a decade ago. Slap some silly-ass graphics, dumb-up the paint and behold instance market share! Yeah, right. BMW needs to start from scratch and they know it.



And for all you inane pukes out there that ragged on the Motorola/H-D cell phone in this case it would be a Siemens cell phone (just for clarification).



And since we won the war and financed the war without Germany, all Americans deserve a discount on this package direct from BMW considering we are BMW's largest market for their products. And don't give me that BMW USA crap either as the parent company is still German and always will be headed out of Germany. So if you partake as one of the two-hundred suckers and you're American think about it as you fly over to Germany to have your wallet emptied.
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