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Old 01-18-2010, 12:12 PM   #1
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:32 PM   #2
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A pretty bike, to be sure. However, from the side it looks as angular as the new BMW. I wonder if this would be equally as powerful as the Bimmer, since it comes in at nearly twice the price.
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A $33,000 "Entry Level Sportbike." At $13k base price, you could buy 2 S1000's and have money left over for a SV650.

What is the appeal of these bikes, especially the bargain version without carbon or titanium?
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That's Burger Barn appeal my friend.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:38 PM   #5
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MV Augusta; now there's Burger Barn fodder. They lift an engine from a Duc and put it in what to me is a fairly average looking package with the same off the shelf components that everybody else uses. Sheese.

Do you have another job yet, Mokester?
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:59 PM   #6
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Some people have the money and are willing to spend it on something different. Whether it is built from someone else's parts is immaterial. It's not like more than .1% of riders can make effective use of any of the literbikes out there. Bimota, Duck, R1, K1200..... doesn't really matter unless you are a pro rider on a closed course.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:25 PM   #7
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MV Augusta; now there's Burger Barn fodder. They lift an engine from a Duc and put it in what to me is a fairly average looking package with the same off the shelf components that everybody else uses. Sheese.

Do you have another job yet, Mokester?
Yep, maintaining fourclosed homes as a subcontractor. Moneys not bad so far. I smell a trackday on the horizon.
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The whole idea behind Bimota is to give you a better handling frame. The bike's have always been top notch quality and percision. A similar company would be Spondon.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:11 AM   #9
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A pretty bike, to be sure. However, from the side it looks as angular as the new BMW. I wonder if this would be equally as powerful as the Bimmer, since it comes in at nearly twice the price.
Nope, the S1000RR will prove to be the most powerful production literbike. The Bimota will make very similar power as the 1198S we recently tested, somewhere around 150 at the wheel. The BMW should have about 170 or so!
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In slick mode, that is.
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