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Administrator 10-07-2008 02:46 PM

BMW introduces new models at Intermot
 

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Hypnos7 10-08-2008 03:57 AM

From the photo, it seems that the K1300S now has conventional forks. True?

I also wonder how it is two-up. The VFR is not so good between the poor accommodations and lack of punch, and the chain drive is annoying on long trips. Not much cheaper than $14K of the K1200S, either.

So I wonder if this will be an alternative.

The_AirHawk 10-08-2008 05:41 AM

Look closer - same suspension as the 1300R in the pic below it - only without the funky cladding over the legs (i.e. the Hotchkiss-type on the current models).

BrowningBAR 10-08-2008 07:03 AM

I like the K1300R. But sometimes it looks like someone wrecked it and instead of hammering out the dents and straightening everything out, they said "f*ck it" and just painted and polished over everything.

Hypnos7 10-08-2008 07:13 AM

Thanks! Interesting comparison betwen the Hossack and telescoping types here: http://www.dinamoto.it/DINAMOTO/on-l...Telelever.html

I look forward to riding the Hossack/TeleLever design for myself.

Kenneth_Moore 10-08-2008 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Hypnos7 (Post 195433)
Thanks! Interesting comparison betwen the Hossack and telescoping types here: Telelever suspension BMW motorcycle

I look forward to riding the Hossack/TeleLever design for myself.

Until they include a Springer front end, the analysis is grossly incomplete.

newagetwotone 10-08-2008 11:43 AM

Pogo stick?

giganto 10-08-2008 11:43 AM

singers no more..
 
I know its been since the early nineties that BMW have been, well, changing for the better(ive owned and loved an '75 750)- but its almost surreal- how a line of loud sounding sewing machines have turned into the motly crue lineup they nkow offer.
What strikes me is that if so compelled, H.D. could do the same- that is, compete directly with the performance of certain competetors mills/models.
But The Roundel is over there, and H. David is over here, and really- they both seem to be continuing on according to their true inner little biker, i guess.
Just cant handle the change to standard switch gear tho, kinda like a weird, somewhat ugly dog that you learn to love cuz hes always there.


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