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Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
By John Burns:
"A foolish consistency," said Ralph W. Emerson, "is thehobgoblin of little minds." One example that springs to mind is theoverlookage of this particular motorcycle by the mainstreammoto-press. When it came time to do the "Naked Bike" story atMotorcyclist last year, the new BMW R1150R got left out because, er, Idon't know why, really, but it was in good company as those guysdidn't want to include the Triumph Speed Triple either. (Yourstruly lobbied that both bikes should be in the mix, which is probably, come to think of it,precisely why they were left out.) In any case, I'd been wanting to ride this 1150R ever sincethe big makeover for '01, and only in the last couple of weeks finally got the chance to do so. Itwas worth the wait...

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