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Old 09-05-2002, 06:21 AM   #71
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Default Re: Ugly Cruiser.

Why don't you BMW bashers simply ride it and then post a note. BMW usually tries function over form. For a cruiser it isn't bad. It's aimed at the 45+ yo dude with too much money. For this person comfort and something different matters. Cruise control ? Heh Heh.



I suspect it will do well.



I am however waiting to test ride a K1300RS , the updated K1200 engine with more cc's and about 20 more horses.



For now I'll ride my R1150GS which is one of the best sport touring bikes ever made.



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Old 09-05-2002, 06:51 AM   #72
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Ahggg! What a fugly bike! For the first time ever, I look at a BMW, for that matter a motorcycle and gag.
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Old 09-05-2002, 06:52 AM   #73
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Further more I know fear what they might do the the beautiful RS.....
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Old 09-05-2002, 07:10 AM   #74
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It'd be usefull to put it's picture in the dictionary as a description of UGLY or perhaps Gastly !

Only a mother could...uhh.... what do the women think?

Maybe that's it???????????
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Old 09-05-2002, 07:35 AM   #75
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Default Re: Ugly Cruiser.

Yeah with the K1300RS around the corner looks like my 02 K12RS will be the only year with the updated bodywork and stock cruise control. I may end up with something rare afterall. Who'd a thunk.
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Old 09-05-2002, 08:13 AM   #76
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Here's a madcap idea: a BMW cruiser with a flying brick engine. Would cruiser riders rather have "character" or power?
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Old 09-05-2002, 09:02 AM   #77
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E.T. only had 2 eyes...
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Old 09-05-2002, 09:19 AM   #78
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Being that I own a flying brick that wouldnt fly. There is no motor to look at, just the brick. Chrome the brick all you want, you'll still just have a chrome brick... V-twin or boxer you still have cylinders, heads and pipes to make purdy. I have no clue as to how to make a brick purdy. Well since that is the main objective with a cruiser as 90% of the aftermarket parts only add to the shine and not the go...
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Old 09-05-2002, 09:51 AM   #79
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Excellent point.
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Old 09-05-2002, 10:18 AM   #80
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Default What's the point?

In my view, the original R1200C is overpriced, underpowered and has a terrible ride, especially from the limited-travel rear end. It can be outperformed by a 750 Honda Shadow and has BMW's crappy fuel injection system to boot. It's only claim to fame is it's unique and effective front suspension and the availability of ABS brakes.



Now, they took this platform, weighed it down with bags and a fairing that only a fellow tarantula could love. The platform had limited long-distance comfort ability to begin with, mostly due to the poor rear suspension which likely wasn't fixed in this iteration... what's the point?



Buy a Suzuki Volusia with bags and a fairing (or better, two of them for the same price) and enjoy the ride.
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