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Old 04-28-2006, 08:34 AM   #1
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Default Re: Gorilla in a Tuxedo: 2006 BMW K1200R

For those considering the purchase of a new Toyota Yaris because of its high gas mileage, I recommend the K bike here. About the same price if you get the Yaris fully loaded. Think of the Beemer as the economy car of your dreams.
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Old 04-28-2006, 08:51 AM   #2
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Default Re: Gorilla in a Tuxedo: 2006 BMW K1200R

As always Gabe your reviews make for an interesting and entertaining read. I am a bit puzzled however who BMW thinks the target market for this particular machine is.
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Old 04-28-2006, 08:58 AM   #3
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Default Re: Gorilla in a Tuxedo: 2006 BMW K1200R

The first BMW that I actually like. And like a lot.



Only problem is that for $14,300 you are approaching a real bike domain. Kawi 2000 for example is 14,499 MSRP last time I checked. After all, we are talkimg about 83 lbft vs. 122 lbft. This is exactly the figure that sorts the men from the boys.



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Old 04-28-2006, 09:03 AM   #4
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Default Re: Gorilla in a Tuxedo: 2006 BMW K1200R

62.2 inch wheelbase!! need a kit to convert it into an O Scale locomotive...
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:24 AM   #5
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Default Re: Gorilla in a Tuxedo: 2006 BMW K1200R

I like fancy, expensive motorcycles but why is it so hard for me to get with BMWs?



I guess the oddball styling just doesn't call to me.
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:26 AM   #6
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Default Re: Gorilla in a Tuxedo: 2006 BMW K1200R

Lots of technology here, some good, some bad, some just for the heck of it. And what about those looks? After all, I like to go in the garage at the end of the day and have a couple of cold ones whilst ogling my baby. Not an option here, I rather look at my compressor!

Also the handling leaves much to be desired, and don't even talk about value.

I guess I'll pass.

Good write Gabe!
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:29 AM   #7
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Default Re: Gorilla in a Tuxedo: 2006 BMW K1200R

I guess handling is not your thing, in that case any cruiser will do.
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:44 AM   #8
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Default Re: Gorilla in a Tuxedo: 2006 BMW K1200R

The Claimed weight of 564 Lbs? Closer to 600+ with fluids, I'll bet. The BMW folks need look at getting the mass under control. Whatever, - - you either luv the Kubelwagon look or ya don't!
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:53 AM   #9
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As they did during the Cold War era, Russia is putting together a blatant counterfeit of a BMW, this time the K1200R.



Of course, as happened before, they've gotten a few details wrong.



The Russian version comes with a hassock-style seat and cossack-style front suspension, which bounces up and down excessively.
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:00 AM   #10
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Default Re: Gorilla in a Tuxedo: 2006 BMW K1200R

Any cruiser? If you read my mail again you might notice (hint hint) I talk about torque. Majority of the cruisers don´t reach even that p1ssy 80+ the beemer has.



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