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Old 01-07-2012, 04:24 PM   #1321
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Windshield looks a little small - tough to tell, on the fence on that on

Do like the backward C led DTRL, I assume there is a sensor to put on the low beam

Is this a GSA? Commenting that because of the fuel tank guards, tank looks big but there is no more hardware

Exhaust tight in - looks good and the heads look like oil heads from that angle - not a bad thing

Overall I like it
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:28 PM   #1322
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This is a measuring device. It measures how much travel you use at the moment. So the suspension can use all the required travel. The device recognizes on what kind of road/offroad you ride on, and adjustes your compression and rebound settings.

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I think it's a little helper engine, to give you some extra lift on the rear wheel when you're stuck in a ditch or mud hole. You know, like the booster some steam locomotives had on their tenders. In fact, it looks like it's steam operated - which also finally explains that whole watercooling thing:
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:29 PM   #1323
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:59 PM   #1324
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Don't know about the bike, but I love the Readheed helmet. Looks just like mine.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:47 PM   #1325
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I'm not a hater but.........SERIOUSLY?! You really want to talk about the merits of a bike in it's prototype form??

This thing is going to change.....some for the better and some for the worst. It's a BMW after all, it will probably push style and design.........and wether you need one beer or five to take it home you'll still probably want to ride it.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:30 PM   #1326
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I'm not a hater but.........SERIOUSLY?! You really want to talk about the merits of a bike in it's prototype form??

This thing is going to change.....some for the better and some for the worst. It's a BMW after all, it will probably push style and design.........and wether you need one beer or five to take it home you'll still probably want to ride it.
From looking at the pictures I'd say this thing is way beyond prototype but of course I can be completely wrong.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:58 PM   #1327
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Whatever happens, it'll be better. It just gets better every year. If they could just get rid of that noisey dry clutch while they are at it. Give me an oil bath any day!
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:09 AM   #1328
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Whatever happens, it'll be better. It just gets better every year. If they could just get rid of that noisey dry clutch while they are at it. Give me an oil bath any day!
It has an oil bath casset type clutch.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:36 AM   #1329
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It has an oil bath casset type clutch.
Does that mean clutch replacement is possible without splitting the bike in half?
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:39 AM   #1330
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Does that mean clutch replacement is possible without splitting the bike in half?
If it has a cassette style transmission, then the answer is yes. You just drop the oil pan (so to speak) and the transmission components come with it. No need to remove the engine or split the bike in half.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:18 AM   #1331
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New transmission and clutch also required the final drive to move to the left. Pretty sure this didn't only happen for parts sharing reasons with the K-models...


http://www.s-kraft.net/

Is what I marked as clutch and tranny actually both the transmission?


http://www.motorradonline.de

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Old 01-08-2012, 02:43 PM   #1332
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When do the EU emissions standards on the month do they come out.

When does the EU new emission standard in the month come to being in 2012?
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:39 PM   #1333
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When does the EU new emission standard in the month come to being in 2012?
It doesn't come in until 2014. That's why its thought the bike won't come out until 2013. Existing bikes don't have to comply though so BMW could delay if they wanted or needed to. So long as they didn't change anything on the twin cam and need type approval they could keep it till either 2016 or 2018 can't remember which. This applies to all manufacturers by the way HD Ducati et all. If their existing aircooled engines aren't clean enough they will disappear as well. It's the end of an era and good ridens to it as far as I am concerned.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:47 PM   #1334
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Where you are getting these information from, it's wrong.

Mr. von Künheim says the company is perfectly capable of getting the air-cooled engines through not just the next round of Euro emissions regulations but the ones after those too. He stated that several times in front of the press. He further says the air cooled boxer engine will still exist for a while in form of Classic versions, for as long as people buy them. No details about these Classic versions are provided.

Euro 3 scooters and motorcycles up to 125 cc: 2016
Euro 4 / 5 motorcycles above 125 ccm: 2016
Euro 6 motorcycles above 125 cc: 2020

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Old 01-08-2012, 09:56 PM   #1335
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