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Old 11-05-2012, 03:37 PM   #3586
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There was no center stand on the one at the show.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:46 PM   #3587
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There was no center stand on the one at the show.
there def was a center stand, I put the bike on it
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:48 PM   #3588
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Whoops, my bad. I didn't see it at the time, although I wasn't looking since I was trying to keep my kids off the displays.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:03 AM   #3589
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there def was a center stand, I put the bike on it

When you sat on the bike how did the suspension feel? Was there much sag or did it feel relatively stiff?


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Old 11-07-2012, 03:26 PM   #3590
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Too many problems with a double conrod on one side.

If BMW wanted to cut vibration way down, then they would have had to install two balance shafts.
But that must be paid for with extra weight, cost, and frictional drag. Admittedly, they might have re-designed and simplified the new & complex multi-stage transmission in order to come out with an overall "cost neutral" set-up ~ but obviously that decision was nixed at some early stage (and for reasons we will probably never hear of).

Whatever, we are just about to receive the ultra-new model, and there's a snowball's chance that it will get a major redesign any time soon.
Both the new and the old system, with a single balance shaft, reduces the amplitude of the engine's out-of-balance vibrations ~ and it may well be that the new engine has less noticeable vibes than the oldie . . . but we'll just have to wait and see.
Jeez , it's a motorcycle not a Honda civic it's supposed to let you know it's under you. Put fuel in it and ride.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:57 AM   #3591
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Prices have been released in Norway 2 days ago apparently. So why the hold up with letting the rest of the world know?
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:01 AM   #3592
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Prices have been released in Norway 2 days ago apparently. So why the hold up with letting the rest of the world know?
Well, what are ya waiting for!
https://www.google.com/search?q=norw...ient=firefox-a



Kidding... I know a simple currency converter won't be accurate for the US prices.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:22 AM   #3593
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Prices have been released in Norway 2 days ago apparently. So why the hold up with letting the rest of the world know?
Because maybe they haven't been finalized for other countries yet? So how do the Norway prices compare with previous camhead prices in Norway? That will give us a hint of what to expect.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:17 PM   #3594
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Laugh

Prices are out and about in Sweden as well, at least for the different "packages".
Was going to buy one unseen but 'ave changed me mind.
I AM going to buy one. but I'll want the Adventure model.
I liek high screens and no buffeting.
Still the African comercial has me drooling
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:18 PM   #3595
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Prices are out and about in Sweden as well, at least for the different "packages".
Was going to buy one unseen but 'ave changed me mind.
I AM going to buy one. but I'll want the Adventure model.
I liek high screens and no buffeting.
Still the African comercial has me drooling
Come on man! What is the Swedish price?
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:43 PM   #3596
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One thing I was suprised by was how the "fangs" tuck into the bike nicely. In pictures it was the first thing I saw, but in person it was a much more cohesive part of the design. At first there was a lot of talk on here about whether they were funcional or purely a design idea, but it does seem there were put there to cover up the radiators . The other thought I heard was that they would snap off in the first tumble. While I'm sure that's possible you can see from the front shot that they probably wouldn't be the first thing to hit, especially if you had cases.



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Old 11-08-2012, 07:15 PM   #3597
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slippy, the spork is the forked beak, not the rad covers.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:17 PM   #3598
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slippy, the spork is the forked beak, not the rad covers.
Thanks, noted
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:34 PM   #3599
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Thanks for the pics and here's one of mine Spork:
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:21 PM   #3600
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Because maybe they haven't been finalized for other countries yet? So how do the Norway prices compare with previous camhead prices in Norway? That will give us a hint of what to expect.
EJ, I was thinking of the same idea exactly. You got it out first.

Guys, Norway or Sweden, if we know the current price of the Camhead and newly released price of the Wethead, the difference in percentage will give any body in the world an idea of the difference in their country. It won't be exact, but close enough. +/- $200 won't be noticeable. What would be noticeable is the final price, including all the option you would want now. Compared with what you would have settled for in Camhead with it's options. Now add the taxes, 'cause higher amount will also increase your taxes, unlike freight charges, which remains constant.

In a month, I'll be going to the motorcycle show, let's put a list of questions and specific pictures that you would want, and I'll see if I can get 'em all taken care off.
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