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Old 02-14-2006, 05:05 AM   #31
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I saw a Paul Smart in person on saturday at msrp no less!!!I would take it in a heartbeat over the Beemer..
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:19 AM   #32
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You can't hear new BMW's when you ride them. You can barely here them when you're standing next to them idling
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:38 AM   #33
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:59 AM   #34
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Ya know, I like this bike. Saw one in the flesh at the NY MC show (saw a race-prepped version, too). It looks pretty good--and slightly odd--in a pleasant kind of BMW way. Performance? Well, I agree that it's not always about big HP. I'm sure this bike have plenty of oomph for most people.



The down side is that I just can't see too many people buying them. Yes, a BMW customer is different. Yes, BMW relies on exclusivity and this is the definition of a niche bike, but it seems to be too far out of the ballpark to even sell a lot by BMW standards.



I'd bet my Daytona does just about everything significantly better.
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Old 02-14-2006, 06:20 AM   #35
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Even though I'm not going to drop that many fed-notes on a bike... I'd rather the price-bloat be applied towards the poly-carbonetic moon rock valve stems (.02 gram weight savings!!!) than a chromed master cylinder (ALL 2006 models 15% shinier!!!)



Both are extreme examples of 'tude bike engineering.



And perhaps jealousy on my part...
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Old 02-14-2006, 06:59 AM   #36
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That's more like it. Cheap enough for the amount you need or you can use tumeric. Don't forget cloves.
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Old 02-14-2006, 07:04 AM   #37
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I don't see much point in buying a Beemer either. I think they were exclusive, cool and technologically superior years ago, but now they are just expensive.
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Old 02-14-2006, 07:17 AM   #38
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Oops! Nice looking bike. I can see where 5% of older, experienced motorcyclists would be interested in this bike.
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Old 02-14-2006, 08:55 AM   #39
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Older riders are the ones who have multiple bikes in their stable. We've raised our families, our houses are paid off, and many like me still have 15 or so years left in our working lives. As HD discovered, this is a pretty good demographic to target? Also, exactly like HD, BMW keeps building bikes that the Japanese can out perform in every way. But they still sell tons of them. I'm guessing the reason for this is they know their customers?
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Old 02-14-2006, 09:36 AM   #40
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Yeah, even tho I bi+ch about their cost, the Beamers always do look different... sometimes in a really bad way and sometimes kinda cool like this one. Reminds me slightly of the Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa. Better buy a lotto ticket tonite ...

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