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Old Yesterday, 04:14 PM   #1
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New Beemer

Seems some variations on the NineT are planned?! This one could be fun with a sidecar! Too bad surely the oil head engine.



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Old Yesterday, 05:38 PM   #2
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Parts bin styling, guess BMW is jumping on the scrambler band wagon with Triumph and Ducati. To my eye better to not have the radiator, a scram should be minimalist in form. None of the new ones have the beauty of the old Triumph TR6 high pipe desert sleds of the 1960's for me.
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Old Yesterday, 05:48 PM   #3
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Lets hope these modern ones are gaining reliability and usefulness if they, arguably, do not have the beauty! I had a real 450 Ducati Scrambler, a real POS, and I am not missing any of my Triumph(s) (maybe the T150 but only for the sound). Guess I am getting old and value function more than form.


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Old Yesterday, 06:30 PM   #4
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I fully agree with you there, the classics are fun but always a chore to keep running in comparison to the new machines, a place for them all I reckon. When I have a real classic or two in my collection I only range a hundred miles or so from home , the newer stuff goes on the long trips with me.
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Old Yesterday, 07:06 PM   #5
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A OK in that one: I rediscovered riding bikes and sidecars after I sold almost of my "classical" bikes.... Less cool but more miles!!


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Ratio

Would be interesting to see another FD # for a real scrambler feel.

Maybe 3.10 FD & have the sixth gear a real OD.

Any #s on the HP & Foot Pounds on this ''new bmw'' ?
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Old Today, 05:27 AM   #7
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Wow everyone is right ! Even Wolfie Dog Damn is that muffler ugly and those spindly little 60's looking forks ! Come on BMW WTF !
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BMW having second thoughts about water cooling?

I don't think it's coincidence that we're suddenly seeing proposed new variations on the supposedly obsolete "hexheads"... Given all the reliability problems BMW is having with their new designs and sticker shock at their prices, keeping the "old" "hexheads" around for a few years more would be clever marketing. Selling basic "hexheads" at a price competitive with the Guzzi, Triumph, and Japanese competition might prevent some defections from the BMW brand.
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LOL ... Oh the sky is falling and the walls be a'crumbling.

It is marketing to a different rider and BMW has enjoyed record sales in each of the last three years. Their market share is growing not receding and the GS variants are still the majority of sales.

Bashing for the sake of bashing is actually very transparent agenda wise ... did I say wise?
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LOL ... Oh the sky is falling and the walls be a'crumbling.

It is marketing to a different rider and BMW has enjoyed record sales in each of the last three years. Their market share is growing not receding and the GS variants are still the majority of sales.

Bashing for the sake of bashing is actually very transparent agenda wise ... did I say wise?



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Old Today, 07:00 AM   #11
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LOL ... Oh the sky is falling and the walls be a'crumbling.

It is marketing to a different rider and BMW has enjoyed record sales in each of the last three years. Their market share is growing not receding and the GS variants are still the majority of sales.

Bashing for the sake of bashing is actually very transparent agenda wise ... did I say wise?

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BMW's market is doing well= BMW is doing well...

BMWs record sales numbers are largely due to the improved economic fortunes of the top 20% or so of the income range. The middle 60% or so of the income range AKA the middle class isn't doing so well and their incomes have been static and even declining. 20% of the market has always been enough for BMW, but in their wiser days they've also had a few models in the mid price range for the young up and comers who will hopefully trade their G650 series in on an F800 and that later on an S1000 or 1200 twin. Thus positioning the "old" hexhead at a couple thousand dollar pricepoint below the new wethead may be a smart tactic for BMW.
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