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Old 04-20-2005, 08:10 AM   #1
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Default Re: Will BMW's innovative technology change motorcycling suspension forever?

The good news: BMW seem to have a really trick bike.



The bad news: "BMW are saying that these will be hand built machines in low production volumes and hinting that the price will be well over and above the [AUS]$21,500 sticker price of the regular R1200 GS."



Guess I'll be sticking with my Rockster.
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:37 AM   #2
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Default Re: Will BMW's innovative technology change motorcycling suspension forever?

Since several older marques are copies of BMW's, I'll be looking for this new rear suspension next year, on Royal Enfields.
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:39 AM   #3
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I always thought you were more of a Red Bull kinda guy.
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:41 AM   #4
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Default Re: Will BMW's innovative technology change motorcycling suspension forever?

I refuse to believe that a company that still manufactures motorcycles so as to require guards for things as vital as cylinder heads, has any hope of changing anything for the better.



If there has ever been a dumber idea than the boxer twin I don't know what it is.
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:46 AM   #5
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I have a friend that owns a BMW who would say that a V-Twin is dumber. He always points out that the rear cylinder on a V-Twin runs hot...He also claims that during WW2, Harley actually made Boxer twins for the miltary because of the heat problem. I don't know if this is true or not...... he just brings it up all the time...
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:46 AM   #6
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Default Re: Will BMW's innovative technology change motorcycling suspension forever?

Try riding one sometime. The boxer twins have a number of advantages that you are obviously unaware of. VWW
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:52 AM   #7
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That "dumb idea" sure has sold a lot of motorcycles. BTW - My "dumb idea" has never overheated or stranded me.



Dumb ideas:



How about letting 16 yr olds buy and ride literbikes?



How about not voting?



How about smoking cigarettes?



Hm, maybe the boxer engine in a Porsche is a dumb idea as well?



Enuf. And I won't respond to any flames.
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:15 AM   #8
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NO. There is never just one "best" solution. I'm not an engineer but even I know that. Of course, I mean that in the nicest way.
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:22 AM   #9
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We won't know for a long time because with BMW's usual behavior of taking forever to fix any problems on their bikes I expect to see this suspension finally worked out in 2050.
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:24 AM   #10
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Me? Heavens, no. I'm more of an herbal tea served in cup and saucer with a doily kind of guy.
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