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Old 04-02-2012, 11:21 AM   #1666
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I think BMW is licensing this engine for the new WasserBoxer.



Leave it up to the Germans to make something THAT complex!!
I WOULD however like to see the flat twin evolve into a flat 4...kinda like the old Goldwing engine....I think that would smooth that engine out quite a bit, and allow it to rev higher too. Just PLEASE dont add any weight!
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:29 AM   #1667
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Just PLEASE dont add any weight!
Would you like Brooklyn Decker to go with that?
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:05 PM   #1668
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Leave it up to the Germans to make something THAT complex!!
I WOULD however like to see the flat twin evolve into a flat 4...kinda like the old Goldwing engine....I think that would smooth that engine out quite a bit, and allow it to rev higher too. Just PLEASE dont add any weight!
The opposed piston is nothing new, has been around in 2 stroke diesels for a long time. I think the way the outer piston is attached is a bit OTT though
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:10 PM   #1669
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Leave it up to the Germans to make something THAT complex!!
I WOULD however like to see the flat twin evolve into a flat 4...kinda like the old Goldwing engine....I think that would smooth that engine out quite a bit, and allow it to rev higher too. Just PLEASE dont add any weight!
They were pretty much moving toward a Boxer 4, but Honda beat them to it. Their ego simply will not allow them to do something similar to the Japanese. They might have relaxed that train of thought a little.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:39 PM   #1670
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They were pretty much moving toward a Boxer 4, but Honda beat them to it. There ego simply will not allow them to do something similar to the Japanese. They might have relaxed that train of thought a little.
How about a boxer 6 then? That's a very Germany engine :
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:41 PM   #1671
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The opposed piston is nothing new, has been around in 2 stroke diesels for a long time. I think the way the outer piston is attached is a bit OTT though
A German one at that! Commer was the brand of truck I remember with this engine design a Rootes deisel. The blowers were a hit with people wanting super chargers for hotting up cars.

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Old 04-23-2012, 06:20 AM   #1672
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Any new news on the Water cooled front? I just received an email from Hendrik Von K assuring me the air cooled Boxer will be with us for years to come.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:05 PM   #1673
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Any new news on the Water cooled front? I just received an email from Hendrik Von K assuring me the air cooled Boxer will be with us for years to come.
Lies, nothing but lies.
What would you expect?
Nothing but lies.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:00 PM   #1674
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Any new news on the Water cooled front? I just received an email from Hendrik Von K assuring me the air cooled Boxer will be with us for years to come.
He is correct........... In the second hand market only though.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:31 PM   #1675
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:55 PM   #1676
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:57 PM   #1677
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:00 PM   #1678
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I had a dream.....
Well, at least you didn't say wet dream.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:44 AM   #1679
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Let me quote the email directly:

"The BMW Motorrad design falls under my responsibility and I can assure you, only highly emotional and great looking motorcycles are in the pipeline for the future.Also be rest assured that the air cooled boxer engine will be with us for many years to come."

Seems Peter K was correct after all.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:07 AM   #1680
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Let me quote the email directly:

"The BMW Motorrad design falls under my responsibility and I can assure you, only highly emotional and great looking motorcycles are in the pipeline for the future.Also be rest assured that the air cooled boxer engine will be with us for many years to come."

Seems Peter K was correct after all.
...but in 2013 we'll introduce the water cooled boxer because we are BMW and as the leader
of the adventure tourer segment we need as many ponies as the rest of the pack
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