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Old 09-06-2002, 05:42 AM   #101
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You said it right there. Once you repaint its very hard to tell what model and make of bike somone is on as it passes by the other way. With BMW you dont have that issue, same with Guzzi but with most others they all blend together. Many of the HD clones are very tough to tell especially in aftermarket guise. As with sport bikes and standards.
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Old 09-06-2002, 06:54 AM   #102
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You don't think it's uglY? Good for you, but just by reviewing the posts (including many from BMW owners) you are by far in the minority. I think I maybe read 3 positive comments about its looks... Don't even try to suggest the engine power is ok, even your co-worker Calvin said that it was distinctly marginal. This bike is meant to be a tourer, tourers most often carry passengers (look around at the ones one sees on the streets). Try that 61hp 2-up with gear. Just keep posting positive comments of every bike you are given to test, it really helps your credibility...
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Old 09-06-2002, 07:21 AM   #103
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Didn't batgirl ride something like this.

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Old 09-06-2002, 09:05 AM   #104
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One thing I have noticed. When you start looking at the people who do long distance riding (and ride fast), most of them own BMW's. Must be something to do with fine handling, well engineered equipment. And no, I don't own a BMW, but most of my riding anymore is long distance sport touring.
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Old 09-06-2002, 10:59 AM   #105
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Yeah, and she was a babe too! then he jumped it (the bike from the rooftop of one building to another.. Man that R1200C rocked! I wonder if this bagger version can do all that too.
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Old 09-06-2002, 11:20 AM   #106
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BMW kinda' invented the whole 'sport-touring' thing way back when I could maintain solid boners for hours at a time without the aid of pharmaceuticals.



Arguably, until the R1200C and the F650's materialized, BMW has made nothing BUT sport-touring bikes. Meanwhile Harley went after the bad-ass market and the Japanese went after the sport market while trying to nibble away at Harley's market share. I'm generalizing here; I know there are a few exeptions to this rule.



But there's no question that this 'probably-not-very-profitable-to-participate-in' sport-touring niche was not taken as seriously by manufacturers not drawn to motorcycle design as a result of the Treaty of Versaille's moratorium on their building of aircraft (take a wild guess who I'm referring to).



Hence the sport-touring market is dominated by BMW's. Or so my theory goes.

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Old 09-06-2002, 11:39 AM   #107
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Yes I love my $8000 high performance, durable, refined, and pretty bike.

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/25feb...x6rreview.html
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Old 09-06-2002, 11:59 AM   #108
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Default Compared to the girls in Cheyenne a BMW 1200CL is pretty.

Given that I am from Colorado I know what johnnyB is suffering from. When folks travel across Wyoming on I-80 they suffer from pairee sickness. i.e. Because the terrain is so bleak even the most plain things start to look better including the waitress at the truck stop in Rock Springs. Should of taken I-70 johnny.
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Old 09-06-2002, 01:45 PM   #109
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I love this bike.



Its not the performance--it has none by modern standards. It's not the great value, because it carries an outrageous price. And it's certainly not the styling, as it is ugly as a mud box.



I love this bike because it has spawned the most entertaining set of posts yet on MO. Thank you BMW and especially you, Mr. Robb. Cheers!
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Old 09-06-2002, 05:35 PM   #110
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Hey! its a BMW! You want to talk UGLY then talk Harley! The BMW has quality that Harley will NEVR have!



Go buy a softail (real macho name, SOFTAIL, lmfo), or a fatboy. S***** bike rode by s*****.
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