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Old 04-01-2005, 07:23 PM   #51
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Default Re: 2005 BMW R 1200 ST and RT

Yeah, but Suzuki doesn't offer those nifty sidestands that you get ABSOLUTELY FREE on every BMW. Not to mention the neat switches.
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Old 04-01-2005, 10:53 PM   #52
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Default Re: R/K/ST/RT=Alphabet Suppe

Ah yes, forgot about that. The final R in R1150R is simply Roadster, i.e. naked bike with no fairing and no luggage. The problem is that these letters start off meaning things in German but somewhere in the 1990s they start meaning things in English, because the wider market speaks more English than German. Mercedes have the same problem with their cars: the E on the old 190E was einspritz, meaning (fuel) injection, and the K was Kompressor, meaning supercharger, but now they make combinations like SLK (sports, leight, kurz: sports, lightweight, short (wheelbase, that is)) into a brand rather than what they originally stood for.

Okay, class dismissed, before I get flames for being too techie and boring.
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Old 04-01-2005, 10:56 PM   #53
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Yup.
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Old 04-02-2005, 06:24 AM   #54
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Well some Bandits are available with the optional bug-fogger
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Old 04-02-2005, 06:33 AM   #55
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Agreed, the last few years of airheads were some of the finest looking best built bikes on the road. These new ones don't do it for me.



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Old 04-02-2005, 06:34 AM   #56
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Shee, foo, didn't you read my Derbi Story? Check it out. If 50cc is TOO small, both KTM and MZ do supermotos that are fast, fun and ready to roll with that valued square of San Quinten aluminum. Husqvarna and Husaberg also have Super Motards with lights, but your dealer might have to do some fancy footwork to get a plate for you.
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:41 AM   #57
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Wow. OK, I officially now hate him more than I hate Pierre Terblanche.
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Old 04-02-2005, 01:51 PM   #58
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Or maybe the special effects designer for the movie "Road Warrior"?
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Old 04-02-2005, 02:24 PM   #59
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JB's comments in MO helped me decide to get the 2002 R1150R that I love. I'm going to take the new RT out for a couple of hours on April 21st. My wife's going to cut me a new one - but I'm going to be bringing one home - I just know it. By the way, I understand how most people that don't own a BMW feel that they're not worth it or lacking in looks, performance etc. But, once you've ridden one for 30000 or so, you just can't say enough good things about them. The R1150R is a truly wonderful all-around machine.
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:28 PM   #60
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Where are the dyno charts ?
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