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Old 09-04-2002, 10:57 AM   #41
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i wouldn't hit my dog in the butt with that thing.
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Old 09-04-2002, 11:40 AM   #42
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Gabe, I hereby award you the prestigious "Itchface Award for the Funniest Post of the Year." Congratulations!



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Old 09-04-2002, 11:43 AM   #43
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Default Re: Ugly bike but Excellent Review - BMW should hire Americans to style cruisers.

David Robb, the chief designer for BMW Motorcycles, is American.
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Old 09-04-2002, 11:54 AM   #44
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Default Re: BMW Design

I'm kinda' with you on the the big GS. It's so pulchritudinously-challenged that it's become quite comely to my dulled-from-all-the-sameness eyes. The R1100S, however, requires no such paradox in my declaration of its loveliness.



Whether you like the styling of current BMW motorcycles or not, they should at least be given credit for giving the proverbial envelope a hearty shove.
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Old 09-04-2002, 11:57 AM   #45
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Default Re: BMW R1200CL Reader Feedback

boy, being a BMW product designer sure seems to be a tank-less job.
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Old 09-04-2002, 12:05 PM   #46
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Default Re: Ugly bike but Excellent Review - BMW should hire Americans to style cruisers.

must be a durn commie to come up with this, or some ****in' hippy
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Old 09-04-2002, 12:08 PM   #47
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Default Beauty is in the eye of and so forth

For those who like it, what's the issue? Better than a cage at least.



For me, it's pig ugly and no way I'd even want to test it. But I think the same of the Goldwing, HDs, not to mention such hideous (IMO) creations as Honda's F6C GL1500C.



I have an R1150R and will be adding a K1200RS soon, both of which I think are superb bikes, and good looking as well. The CL doesn't attract me but it doesn't put me off Beemers in the least.



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Old 09-04-2002, 12:11 PM   #48
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Default Re: BMW R1200CL Reader Feedback

Well I like it ... so there!



I have a 1996 ElectraGlide Standard, which I love. Sure there are much faster and groovier bikes out there, but my old 'Glide still cuts it for me.



At the same time, I have always admired BMW bikes (owned a few) and I rather liked the technical aspects of the Cruiser, but did not want an open bike.



So ... what I'd really like is a modernised version of my trusty old FLHT, but with ABS brakes. Looks like BMW just built me one.



Thanks Herr Bimmer.
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Old 09-04-2002, 12:15 PM   #49
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Default BMW loves ugly bikes!

Well, not really. But they do make some interesting ones! This one, I just don't know. When I saw the spy pics, I too thought someone went mushroom hunting in the cow pastures of Germany! Upon looking at it even more closely, it kinda resembles an R100RT (that's right, not an R1100RT or R1150RT but an R100RT) that was put through a black hole and time warped into the R1200CL!



Personally, I am not cancelling the order for my 2003 Electra Glide Classic to buy one of these. I mean, why would I want a touring bike with a lower power to weight ratio than the Harley. You can only do SOOO much with a tranny! Saying that, not selling the K1200LT either. Arguably the best high speed tourer out there, great ergos and I actually own about half of it now!



However, sure would appreciate those floor boards on my big (fast, sleek, georgous, etc) Beemer....
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Old 09-04-2002, 01:33 PM   #50
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actually, on a trip to Tijuana several years ago, I learned all kinds of things you can do with a tranny, as long as you get drunk enough.



(insert smiley, winking face here)
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