||06-30-2010 11:51 AM
Originally Posted by anrajala
Way to go man!. Fighting words. Breath of fresh air after reading all that gormless drivel about brand value and merchandising by another well known motorcycle manufacturer. Frankly, they ought to hire this guy.
Interesting to hear BMW will enter the cruiser scene. I find it very hard to believe they'd come up with another run-of-the-mill 64 rwhp tub of lard. - cruiz-euro
You seem to have missed the more significant contrast between BMW and Harley. In the article, Von K mentioned that they took a risk of alienating their "core" demographic by introducing new market segment bikes, that "old-line' BMWphiles would say "this is not my
BMW anymore." But they did it anyway, and with far greater depth than HD's 1/2-assed try with the VRod (let alone Buell). If Harley had shown the vision BMW did at the same juncture, they might be a completely different company today.
As for the cruiser, Google the new 6-cylinder BMW bike engine. It's developed and ready to install today. I doubt they'd consider a V-8.