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Old 09-29-2005, 04:32 PM   #1
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parallel twin...sweet....sounds like a fun ride...
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Old 09-29-2005, 04:49 PM   #2
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anything new and different is fun to see, but its going to be expensive, weak performance for the money, etc.



I'd be curious who buys these and why they choose it over other bikes.



looks good though
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Old 09-29-2005, 04:56 PM   #3
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Very nice! The parallel twin is my all time favorite engine configuration for use in a motorcycle.
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Old 09-29-2005, 05:23 PM   #4
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I got all excited then found out I can't read douche.
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Old 09-29-2005, 05:25 PM   #5
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It will probably cost less than ten grand, have adequate power (80hp), good handling , hard bags (I hope), and the aftermarket support that BMWs enjoy.

I doubt,however, that it will have much of the overall goodness of an Airhead. This will be an entry level Beemer without the over-engineering and gadgetry that has come to characterize that brand.
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Old 09-29-2005, 06:27 PM   #6
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The price appears to be just under 10,000 Euros. That would be around $12,000. Seems a little much for a 800cc
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Old 09-29-2005, 06:37 PM   #7
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I'd like a bike that's light, thin and has ABS. I commute in LA traffic. But 12K would be waaayy too much $$$
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:28 PM   #8
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As a long time BMW rider I lament the passing of the airhead and its replacement with the overly complex and porcine bikes that BMW has offered since. Let's hope that this model will usher in a new commitment to the production of lighter, simpler motorcycles. VWW
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:58 PM   #9
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Parallel twins are inherently impossible to balance. This is the reason why so many great British bikes from the glorious era kept self destructing.

This one may not self destruct, thanks to 50 years of progress in engineering, electronics, metals, and other details, but it will still shake like a cub scout at Neverland (who did I steal that from?).

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Old 09-29-2005, 08:00 PM   #10
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Geesh, I have a F650CS, it is far from porcine, it is simple and light and super easy to ride and has been my favorite motorcycle I have owned. It is also low maintenance. The F650 series has been around awhile now.
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