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Old 06-06-2005, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default Re: '05 BMW K1200S - U.S. Test

First, OK, now when will my R be here?
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Old 06-06-2005, 05:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: '05 BMW K1200S - U.S. Test

That does explain the K1200Ss all over Napa the past couple of weeks. Can I pass on the R? I had no idea I would have to parallel park the thing.
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Old 06-06-2005, 05:23 PM   #3
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The more I read about expensive new motorcycles, the more I like my VFR.......
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Old 06-06-2005, 05:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: '05 BMW K1200S - U.S. Test

Great review, gentlemen.

The S sounds like a really neat, highly-evolved bike, with some rough edges that make themselves apparent at Sean's pace.



I like the R for the simple reason that it looks like Darth Vader's bike. I watched the first Power Cup race via streaming video. The bikes go pretty darn well.



And the HP that sneaked into the pictures at the very end: oooh!
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Old 06-06-2005, 05:51 PM   #5
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Default Fritz never learns...

Krauts can't whittle a toothpick without three years of CAD work and a CNC program.



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Old 06-06-2005, 06:06 PM   #6
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Default Re: Fritz never learns...

True true. It also takes them at least 10 years to come up with a decent sidestand.



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Old 06-06-2005, 06:17 PM   #7
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Default Re: '05 BMW K1200S - U.S. Test

Looks like Beemer has achieved their usual result. A nice motorcycle that I'd consider buying if it weren't for the overpricing.



However like my Beemer-loving riding partner says.. wait 2-3 years and there will be plenty of good used deals. Another friend just bought an '02 R1150R ABS with less than 10K on it for $6500.
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Old 06-06-2005, 06:35 PM   #8
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Default boxer er, power cup footage?

where? I got's to know. anybody with a subscription download option or a .torrent worst case?
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Old 06-06-2005, 07:01 PM   #9
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Default everybody please just abandon fuel injection

It wasn't ready 20 years ago, it won't be ready any time soon (if ever) and there is no point. It makes things more complex, more expensive, and just plain more likely to blow up. Nobody has good FI and BMW, get a clue, yours stink by a mile. What in all that's special is wrong with CARBS? My carbs work beautifully. I will never own a FI bike no matter who makes it.



With aftermarket brake lines so trivial to come by, how come nobody just rips the stupid servo stuff out and wires the master cylinders to the calipers direct?
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:44 AM   #10
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Default Re: '05 BMW K1200S - U.S. Test

I can't believe that no one complained about the turn signal switches! Or is it that the other faults were so glaring that blowing the horn every time you wanted to turn was just a misdemeanor?



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