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Old 12-02-2009, 05:36 AM   #31
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Yep, clever electronics will become a major theme among sportbikes.
It seems that is the last route left. The frames, suspension, engines, and brakes are as good as ever. Seems all that's left is to help the rider keep it on two wheels.

Soon the next stage will be which sport bike can get the most juice out of a battery without killing it's range.
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:55 AM   #32
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BMW certainly has the engineering and electronics down, I'm sure they benefit from the car guys on that score. For my money I'd take a GT or RT, just more my style and I'm a function over form guy
All this electronics makes me uneasy. What will these bikes be like after a few years of wear and tear? The costs of used bike parts are already astronomical in many cases. I already know people who refuse to buy any BMW later than an 1150 series because of the complex canbus issues.
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:23 AM   #33
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All this electronics makes me uneasy. What will these bikes be like after a few years of wear and tear? The costs of used bike parts are already astronomical in many cases. I already know people who refuse to buy any BMW later than an 1150 series because of the complex canbus issues.
Take it from a car guy. I've leased a BMW and I currently lease a Mercedes.

I'd NEVER buy one after lease. Even the smallest sensor is a small fortune when a warning light pops on.

Once my GT gets near the end of its warranty it will be on the market.
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:27 AM   #34
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"All this electronics makes me uneasy. "

What? You don't like $600 'tuneups'??
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:47 AM   #35
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"All this electronics makes me uneasy. "

What? You don't like $600 'tuneups'??
The problem is they don't need tune-ups. They just run until they quit. "That'll be $1,200 for a new computer please."
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:34 AM   #36
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The problem is they don't need tune-ups. They just run until they quit. "That'll be $1,200 for a new computer please."
$1200? HA!

You make me laugh, with your silly, tiny number!
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:27 AM   #37
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$1200? HA!

You make me laugh, with your silly, tiny number!

BMW's don't break down, they only require periodic maintenance.......The occasional $1200 dollar service ensures continued safe and efficient operation
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:40 PM   #38
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All this electronics makes me uneasy. What will these bikes be like after a few years of wear and tear? The costs of used bike parts are already astronomical in many cases. I already know people who refuse to buy any BMW later than an 1150 series because of the complex canbus issues.
Agreed! Now thats scary.
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