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Forum: Europe 11-12-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By ThePikeman
There are cheap hotels. Motel one...

There are cheap hotels.
Motel one (http://www.motel-one.com/uk/index.html) for example. Simple and no frills, but cheap and in the city center.

I can't really advice you on the EuroRail pass,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,793
Posted By ThePikeman
Motorrad agrees with your guess of the known 650...

Motorrad agrees with your guess of the known 650 single. Looks a bit like a beefed up xcoutry.
Husqvarna seems to have nicked the password to the BMW parts catalogue. :lol3

I don't see much bad...
Forum: Europe 11-02-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By ThePikeman
I guess all tips are already given. Sorry, I...

I guess all tips are already given. Sorry, I don't have any particular ideas about other suzuki dealers.

http://www.hein-gericke.de/ (http://www.hein-gericke.de/)
(only German)
This one is...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,906
Posted By ThePikeman
This one? Motorrad Gallery...

This one?

Motorrad Gallery (http://www.motorradonline.de/de/foto-shows/fotos-update-2012-fuer-die-bmw-s-1000-rr/392824#1)
...
Forum: Europe 08-01-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By ThePikeman
Storage space usually means that you'll have a...

Storage space usually means that you'll have a small area in the basement for storage. If you can't ride up and down (often steep) stairs and manage tight corners, it won't be accessible by...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,557
Posted By ThePikeman
Didn't they rule that out for cost reasons?...

Didn't they rule that out for cost reasons? Production costs would be nearly as high as for the S1000RR but they couldn't get the money for it.

I guess BMW supplied the engine as 900 ccm. F800S...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 180,517
Posted By ThePikeman
Yes, but your summers kind of suck. Too much...

Yes, but your summers kind of suck. Too much water around...
And Merkel is working on these lower tax rates (to get yours up I mean). :lol3

I hope there will be more reviews soon. As far as I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 180,517
Posted By ThePikeman
I guess Herr Motorrad is freezing too much to...

I guess Herr Motorrad is freezing too much to deliver at the moment. -8°C
:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 180,517
Posted By ThePikeman
If a bike drops like this, most will take damage....

If a bike drops like this, most will take damage. I think the usual case is the bike tipping slowly with somebody holding it up until it gets too heavy. Have it already 20° to one side and repeat the...
Forum: EMEA 01-01-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,434
Posted By ThePikeman
200 miles each day might be too much. Distances...

200 miles each day might be too much. Distances in Germany are much smaller and you can't really count on driving on an empty road with no towns. On backroads your average speed might be around 40 to...
Forum: EMEA 12-29-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,434
Posted By ThePikeman
I couldn't have it written better. If possible...

I couldn't have it written better.
If possible you should add a week and maybe take this to explore areas of Germany that are less interesting to visit by bike.
Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen come to my...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 180,517
Posted By ThePikeman
A lot... You might think about what organs you...

A lot... You might think about what organs you really need. :lol3
Forum: Europe 12-08-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 76,493
Posted By ThePikeman
Do you want a BMW jacket or any jacket? I might...

Do you want a BMW jacket or any jacket?
I might know somebody living in Berlin. :lol3

Louis, Hein Gericke and Polo each have a shop in walking distance from each other in Wilmersdorf.
Easiest...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 180,517
Posted By ThePikeman
Too much bitching... :lol3 My dad still has...

Too much bitching... :lol3

My dad still has enough connections to BMW to get reliable information. :D
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 180,517
Posted By ThePikeman
Sounds like you know a lot about fake orders....

Sounds like you know a lot about fake orders. :lol3

I wouldn't be surprised, if they still work on the software and have the dealer install them though. Would be quite a waste of time to have...
Forum: Europe 11-24-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 76,493
Posted By ThePikeman
What field are you looking at?

What field are you looking at?
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 165,826
Posted By ThePikeman
There is a giant thread about the r1200r...

There is a giant thread about the r1200r somewhere in road warriors.
You at least escaped the merge. :lol3

I don't know what kind of problem you got with the BMW page.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,388
Posted By ThePikeman
891 km² (344 sq. miles) of city with a max speed...

891 km² (344 sq. miles) of city with a max speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) on the city highway. Big displacement isn't really necessary, more a nimble bike.
I haven't heard of any high speed pursuit in a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,388
Posted By ThePikeman
As said, they were bitching. :lol3 I've read...

As said, they were bitching. :lol3

I've read the summary of the bid invitation and they did a lot to help BMW in there.
BMW wanted to peddle their 12RT, which met every requirement, but so did...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 165,826
Posted By ThePikeman
I don't think production quality will much change...

I don't think production quality will much change from what you now get with the r12r. It is not much different.
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,388
Posted By ThePikeman
If all police vehicles have to be american, the...

If all police vehicles have to be american, the producers don't do shit to improve, that's the problem.
BMW was bitching like hell when Berlin bought 35 MotoGuzzi bikes. The 1200RT was deemed as...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 165,826
Posted By ThePikeman
Motorrad writes that there will be 5 seats to...

Motorrad writes that there will be 5 seats to choose from, from 760mm to 830mm height (2 4/5 inch difference).

Seems like they got a blinged up classic version and the normal version.

I like...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 165,826
Posted By ThePikeman
If I remember right, it is the last "old" boxer...

If I remember right, it is the last "old" boxer they use, so if they don't want to produce more than one boxer engine next year, they better update the r12r.
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 180,517
Posted By ThePikeman
Could very well be, though surely with the...

Could very well be, though surely with the instrument cluster and the adaptive headlight of the GT /GTL.
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 180,517
Posted By ThePikeman
Since the imperial gallon is even more irrelevant...

Since the imperial gallon is even more irrelevant than the US gallon you can take a guess.
Or you could ask google "5,7l/100km in miles per us gallon"

5,7 l/100km = 41,2657164 miles per US gallon
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 180,517
Posted By ThePikeman
Try google, "5,7l/100km in mpg" Result: 5,7...

Try google, "5,7l/100km in mpg"
Result:
5,7 l/100km = 41,2657164 miles per gallon
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,120
Posted By ThePikeman
You already got a touring bike, so maybe take a...

You already got a touring bike, so maybe take a look at the r1xx0r.
Lighter and lower, the bags can be as big as you want and a middle sized windscreen offers acceptable protection.
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,597
Posted By ThePikeman
1460 in Germany from january to june 2010.

1460 in Germany from january to june 2010.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,205
Posted By ThePikeman
There is the 30 years GS model. ...

There is the 30 years GS model.

http://images.motorradonline.de/sixcms/media.php/11/BMW-GS-Modelle-090-BMW-F800GS.jpg...
Forum: Europe 08-01-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By ThePikeman
If I looked right, it should be them, about 85 Km...

If I looked right, it should be them, about 85 Km from Zürich:

Auer Gruppe GmbH
Messkircher Str. 125 a
78333 Stockach
Tel.: 07771 91434-0

...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 13,419
Posted By ThePikeman
I don't think it is about service, but more the...

I don't think it is about service, but more the time between the service where a shaft is easier to handle, no greasing, no tensioning, less cleaning aso.
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 13,419
Posted By ThePikeman
I understand it on the GS, but don't see a reason...

I understand it on the GS, but don't see a reason to put a chain on the F800r.
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 31,340
Posted By ThePikeman
I haven't heard about the bulb thing, probably...

I haven't heard about the bulb thing, probably was in France (and only happens to brits there). :lol3

I perfectly believe the escort to the next ATM.
Forum: Europe 07-28-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,143
Posted By ThePikeman
Buying a cheap prepaid phone might be a good...

Buying a cheap prepaid phone might be a good solution.
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 31,340
Posted By ThePikeman
It's a perfectly easy expensive option. Probably...

It's a perfectly easy expensive option. Probably built into every bike and can be later activated by the dealer like they do with the ASC now.
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 31,340
Posted By ThePikeman
I haven't heard of any engines blowing up in...

I haven't heard of any engines blowing up in flames. Final drive would be Sekundärantrieb. :lol3

Only some more pictures of the display.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 74,601
Posted By ThePikeman
I don't think that they'll scrap the bike. They...

I don't think that they'll scrap the bike. They sold 1100 in 2009 (only Germany) with an abysmal market.

<table><tbody><tr class="tableRow1"><td>Platz
</td><td>Modell ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 13,419
Posted By ThePikeman
If you want a modern retro, the r1200r is your...

If you want a modern retro, the r1200r is your bike. Metal tank, retro headlight, classic lines... just buy one without comfort, abs, heated grips, esa aso.

Or buy an old BMW, they still sell...
Forum: Europe 07-09-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By ThePikeman
Insurance is always to the bike, but some...

Insurance is always to the bike, but some contracts may limit it to known riders (cheaper). In this case your friend should inquire with his insurance for options. Renting a bike is so much more...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 31,340
Posted By ThePikeman
Motorrad has a small article on it. 3 power...

Motorrad has a small article on it.
3 power modes: rain, road, dynamic
Traction control from the S1000RR
ESA II
Seem like they are getting a nice display.
...
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