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Old 12-20-2007, 08:13 AM   #11
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"it seems to me, apparent that BMW knows that the riders it markets to will not want to suffer while riding it."

I guess then the only suffering will be paying for it??
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:42 AM   #12
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I checked 'em out at the IMS in Seattle, way cool bike, way to spendy for my blood. I'm sure there's plenty of people willing to pay to play though, it's a pretty neat looking bike
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:50 AM   #13
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I agree with the "Nice Bike", but I'm going to admire it from afar. It is one of the better looking BMW's I've seen lately.

Nice article, guys! I'm waiting for some posts from the guys that are always complaining about the lack of bike reviews.
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:55 AM   #14
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I agree with the "Nice Bike", but I'm going to admire it from afar. It is one of the better looking BMW's I've seen lately.

Nice article, guys! I'm waiting for some posts from the guys that are always complaining about the lack of bike reviews.
Just click "New Posts." Fresh whining, brought to you daily!
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:21 PM   #15
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Great article and superb photography. It's good to see BMW squeeze some decent horsepower from the Boxer motor. How much for the top triple clamp. Itsza very nice.
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:09 PM   #16
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I'm curious what the rear wheel horsepower is, BMW is notorious for inflating their claimed horsepower (see R1200GS). No doubt shaft drive deducts 15-20%, even if we say 15% that's essentially a 115 HP bike with sporting/racing intentions for $22K+, and they're sending less than 500 to the US? I'd love to see the economic model that makes that work, even if racing sells some "lesser" BMWs.
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:12 PM   #17
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...shearing off the pucks on the heads of that BMW at the track, must have made for quite a trip!
I saw that coming the first time I looked at a picture of this bike.
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:21 PM   #18
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Great article and superb photography. It's good to see BMW squeeze some decent horsepower from the Boxer motor. How much for the top triple clamp. Itsza very nice.
Your welcome...on both.
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:28 PM   #19
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Nice article and photos, Pete and Fonzie! The sheer beauty of the area, combined with shearing off the pucks on the heads of that BMW at the track, must have made for quite a trip!
Ha! Fonzie wishes he were there. Unfortunately you can blame me for about half the pics...our beloved Fonz edited my lens work. Much credit is due him though, as by the pics you will see that I've attend the Fonzie School of Phiner Photography.

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Old 12-20-2007, 05:45 PM   #20
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"It's interesting; as I read the first couple of paragraphs of the article, it seemed like you could swap HD for BMW and it would be just as accurate."

I think the major difference, is that BMW is trying to sell a bike based on performance, and Harley does not. IMO cruiser hae nothing to do with any performace criteria, but with sportbikes, that's all they have.
Let go of the black and white thinking. It's OK for sportbikes to be unique and interesting to look at and for croozers to perform like motorcycles.
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