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Old 06-07-2013, 07:14 AM   #31
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DI has RPM limits, but big cruisers don't spin that high. DI brings emissions, efficiency and torque advantages. I bet we see a big cruiser with DI pretty soon. It is not like it is unusual. Lots of cars have direct injection. I wanna see a DI equipped 2 stroke Enduro bike. That would be coolio...

As for Harley, what BMW has done makes sense. The style of the engine itself would not have to be compromised much - the difficulty is the radiator itself. The rad detracts from the clean lines and look the HD guys are fond of.

Back to the BMW, it is a natural and wise progression in engine design. Besides, unlike the Harleys, the big GS is not exactly a style conscious bike
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:42 AM   #32
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But they don't know how to do it at 10,000 rpm. Or 15,000...
I'm not sure if we know that.

An outboard motor doesn't need to turn high rpm.

I think mine turns 5000 and is rated at 115 hp.

So what would be a theoretical application for a nice street bike?

Hmmm
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:05 AM   #33
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There are DI motorcycles available today.

Hayes Diesel Technology

Track T800CDI Diesel Motorcycle Quick Ride - Motorcycle USA

Of course, they don't burn gas...
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:57 PM   #34
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I'm not sure if we know that.

An outboard motor doesn't need to turn high rpm.

I think mine turns 5000 and is rated at 115 hp.

So what would be a theoretical application for a nice street bike?

Hmmm
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:05 PM   #35
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Kevin - ever since I read your first review of the R1200GSW back in January I have been stricken! Just sold my 2010 GSA and am picking up my 2013 Premium Blue next week - everything you guys talk about is spot on, and as a long time faithful reader/watcher I really appreciate the thoughtful reviews! Happy trails...
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:27 PM   #36
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Kevin - ever since I read your first review of the R1200GSW back in January I have been stricken! Just sold my 2010 GSA and am picking up my 2013 Premium Blue next week - everything you guys talk about is spot on, and as a long time faithful reader/watcher I really appreciate the thoughtful reviews! Happy trails...
Glad to hear the info we shared was valuable and accurate. Selecting a bike to purchase is a major decision, and I aim to find the salient info and share it as kind of a virtual test ride. Let us know how your experience with the new GS goes.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:35 AM   #37
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You bet - thanks!
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