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Old 01-19-2010, 03:29 PM   #11
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In slick mode, that is.
Not exactly. It makes full power in all modes but Rain. So, Sport, Track and Slick. We hope to get a test bike on the dyno in mid Feb.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:34 PM   #12
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Huh, I'll have to read Chris Ulriches Artigle again thought that's how it worked. He also said it's got too much power and spins the tire to much.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:51 PM   #13
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Huh, I'll have to read Chris Ulriches Artigle again thought that's how it worked. He also said it's got too much power and spins the tire to much.
Oh, sure, trust Chris Ulrich and not me! Ingrate!

Read my test instead (Damn link titles! Trust me, it's really to the S1000RR review):
British SBK Champ Steve Hislop Dies
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:53 PM   #14
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Huh, I'll have to read Chris Ulriches Artigle again thought that's how it worked. He also said it's got too much power and spins the tire to much.
Eventually we reach the point where more power is merely an exercise in futility. Looks like BMW had achieved it.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:07 PM   #15
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Oh, sure, trust Chris Ulrich and not me! Ingrate!

Read my test instead (Damn link titles! Trust me, it's really to the S1000RR review):
British SBK Champ Steve Hislop Dies
I have no idea why Kevin Duke has problems with the link and its oddball title.........
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:27 PM   #16
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Eventually we reach the point where more power is merely an exercise in futility. Looks like BMW had achieved it.
That's what I was thinking. How much power do you need and how much is too much for mere mortals to reasonably handle? That BMW has more horsepower than my old Accord. Awesome!!!
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:49 PM   #17
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That's what I was thinking. How much power do you need and how much is too much for mere mortals to reasonably handle? That BMW has more horsepower than my old Accord. Awesome!!!
Well, BMW's engine-management system with different modes and traction control (and ABS) makes it relatively easy for mere mortals to ride. It's really good. And for riding gods, you can shut off everything.
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The way I'v read it when your in sport and slick mode your still limited by power cuts, one being from the launch or wheelie control. Is that true Kevin?

I hate the fact that there are this much electronic's controlling this bike. No more are the days you'll need alot of experience to graduate to a litler bike. Great way to promote inexperienced riders to a bike they have no business being on. Just my two
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People can buy what they want. No problem. But the point of buying a motorcycle that needs to be run in reduced power mode to keep from killing off the pilot escapes me. It's just bragging rights at the Burger Barn.

For me it's moot because I'd never buy any bike with canbus electronics anyhow.
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People can buy what they want. No problem. But the point of buying a motorcycle that needs to be run in reduced power mode to keep from killing off the pilot escapes me. It's just bragging rights at the Burger Barn.

For me it's moot because I'd never buy any bike with canbus electronics anyhow.
Canbus electronics? What's that? Why would you not want one? Don't all modern bikes these days have electronics?
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