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Old 09-11-2004, 06:56 PM   #31
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In one of the motorcycle magazines, they also gave this bike a lukewarm reaction. On the front forks, although they were eagerly expecting some improved handling, it was not the case. They placed in it a luxo-super sport category for those who wanted comfort above all else.
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Old 09-11-2004, 07:37 PM   #32
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High altitudes? Over 6000 ft? Get a large displacement bike. Power seriously decreases at altitude. Much more noticeable on a 600 than a literbike.
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Old 09-11-2004, 07:41 PM   #33
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The irony is that in States where concealed carry is easily issued you don't often need one! Criminals are cowards and they usually move to places with easier pickings.



It's nice to live in a place where the cops thank you for killing a burglar. Unlike LA or NY where they do everything they can to prosecute the homeowner.
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Old 09-11-2004, 07:46 PM   #34
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Who's fussing? BMW will charge the moon for it. It'll sell to the well-heeled in limited numbers. For that sort of money I'll own 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 motorcycles and have 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 times the fun while the Beemer owners are posing up and down Sunset. Life will go on. All will be well.



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Old 09-11-2004, 07:51 PM   #35
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Agreed. Expect the Govt to mandate linked braking in a few years. All thanks to the manufacturers who peddle this crap. The IIHS will get the crazy idea that it is safer and will order their lackeys in the DOT to mandate it.



We barely escaped a linked braking mandate that Carter's wacko DOT Sec, Joan Claybrook, had ready to fly in the 70's. The Reagan Administration mercifully cancelled the rule.



Think we'll dodge this bullet again?
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Old 09-11-2004, 07:53 PM   #36
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Old 09-11-2004, 10:22 PM   #37
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Well, you and I and most of the rest of us here may not be fussing over it, but it's been featured as big news in most of the MC pubs since the first rumors and spy photos emerged. I'm sure it's a very nice bike, but the fact that BMW has ditched some of their own traditions is really the story here. Most people who want a bike like this will take one look, say "cool, a fast BMW," and go straight to the Suzuki or Kawasaki, or even Honda and Triumph dealers. Of course some will buy, especially in Europe, but still...
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Old 09-11-2004, 10:46 PM   #38
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Old 09-11-2004, 11:31 PM   #39
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YoU can go straight to the blue line, next guy follow the green line, the rest of you! Get on the red line...Lemmings... "But still", what was that thought you wouldn't say out loud. Yes indeedee! Fancy eelectrics supension. I dee clares! You means I cans just pus the buton and it'z becomes stiff all over? Yor means the front supension goez up and down and nothin changes? My o myz!!



Wow for a minute there I was someone else.



I'm not afraid to say it, this is a very innovative motorcycle. It'll be interesting to see what the consequence will be in the motorcycle arena, or the reaction of the agglomerate.



Extensive Review!!
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Old 09-12-2004, 12:48 AM   #40
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It looks nice but I for one would like to see the cancelled Triumph Daytona 1200. This bike was put on ice after word leaked out it was topping over 200mph on the Autobahn and we all know how the European Union likes that nice around number of 186 (300 KPH). From spy photos it looked similar to the Daytona 600 and that would have been one sweet ride with bags.
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