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acecycleins 10-15-2008 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete_Brissette (Post 195957)
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"Pete,

Forget the possibility of swapping wheels.. Don't forget that the one
bike (GS) has a dual arm chain driven swing arm and the other two (S &
ST) have a single belt driven swing arm. The technical requirement's let
alone the cost would make this virtually impossible. For the front axel,
I'm receiving info from the tech guys that it won't just swap in..

Unless this guy wants to fabricate quite a bit of components it
shouldn't be something he should even consider - although a cool
concept..

All the best,

Roy

Roy Oliemuller
Motorcycle Communications Manager
BMW of North America, LLC "

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You'd think that they would already be working on a cool SM model. New wheels shouldn't be too hard to source. You wouldn't even have to change the price. Just update the CPU for the different tire size.

rsser 10-19-2008 06:20 PM

Who created the adventure bike market?
 
Would take issue that it was BM.

Look at Yamaha's Super Tenere or TDM850. These were big capacity bikes (when introduced) and excellent cross-over units.

The TDM: twin cylinder, 19" front wheel IIRC, bash plate, good ground clearance.

seruzawa 10-19-2008 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rsser (Post 196197)
Would take issue that it was BM.

Look at Yamaha's Super Tenere or TDM850. These were big capacity bikes (when introduced) and excellent cross-over units.

The TDM: twin cylinder, 19" front wheel IIRC, bash plate, good ground clearance.

Who created the AT market? Like any other style it was the creation of riders who modified their machines on their own. Eventually it catches on and finally the manufacturers build ready made ones. Choppers, customs, hooligans, cafe racers, tourers.. the bike styles were created by the riders.


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