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Old 04-13-2005, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default Re: MO Puts the New R 1200 RT on the Dynojet

Not bad. I'm more curious as to what the K1200S will do, though.



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Old 04-13-2005, 10:03 PM   #2
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Old 04-13-2005, 10:17 PM   #3
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Why is it that these numbers are "astounding" on a BMW/R while similar figures posted by a Buell are an indication that the motor is outdated and in need of replacement?



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Old 04-13-2005, 10:19 PM   #4
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Old 04-13-2005, 10:21 PM   #5
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PS I too am very keen to see wot the K1200S can do.
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Old 04-13-2005, 10:25 PM   #6
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I agree. I just don't understand why you Yanks are forever knocking HD and Buell. Is it just because they're your own? Why is everything from Germany and Japan considered with such a studious and calculated approach and your own stuff (which I think is great) is dismissed out of hand?
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Old 04-13-2005, 10:38 PM   #7
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I'm shocked...that these fugly bikes cost so much. It'll be interesting to see if the added power impacts the "legendary" BMW longevity.
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Old 04-14-2005, 02:20 AM   #8
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Default Re: MO Puts the New R 1200 RT on the Dynojet

I suppose you have heard of the concept of "context"? BMW numbers are great considering the past BMW twin numbers.



Also O Clueless one...a survey done by BMW MOA - what make was the greatest % of second bike for BMW owners....HD.



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Old 04-14-2005, 02:25 AM   #9
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Default Re: MO Puts the New R 1200 RT on the Dynojet

BMW's are insanely expensive to buy, MUCH fussier & expensive to maintain than the faithful will ever admit.



However the longevity is not a myth - given that BMW's get their expensive, fussy maint reqirements....



I've been there and done that and learned some things. Not a BMW owner now. MAYBE a new gen GS - but a smart BMW buff will wait a few model yrs after an into to let Munich sort out the problems. Takes them EONS longer than the Orientals....



As for the legendary stuff...yes, it is annoying...but remember, they DELIGHT in annoying the unwashed.
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:36 AM   #10
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I had a handful of the Japanese sport bikes and wanted (needed) something more comfortable for my 6'3" frame. To make a long story short I ended up with a 2003 1150GS and LOVE it....to each his own but it has plenty of power for the street and is funky enough to be different. Trading it in on a 2005 Adventure as we speak.....I can't speak for all dealers, but mine is in a different league.



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