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Old 11-16-2011, 01:10 PM   #76
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:21 AM   #77
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:06 PM   #78
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:27 PM   #79
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:14 AM   #80
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:12 AM   #81
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With all due respect, Sir Alan tests very few bikes he doesn't.

Kevin Ash was a bit more on the lukewarm side
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:15 AM   #82
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Sat on it. Felt a bit flimsy. No way could I imagine this with 70ftlb of torque with so little body-work.

Probably the definition of motorcycle-as-toy.
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Old 11-25-2011, 06:19 PM   #83
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Well, this is a new set of motorcycles. Husqvarna and BMW are bringing something new to the market. Different. What can be so bad about it from the perspective of people like you and me, who like motorcycles? Short of envy , nothing, right?

Anyway, I like what these bikes bring to the table. Especially in what concerns to the motor, but not only that. Things, like an analogue tach, or the tank under the seat, or the shape of the faux tank. Even that fluid dynamic front fender. Yes, that will generate controversy. Brings an interesting edge to the bike, I say, no matter what the majority of opinions will declare about it.

And most importantly, I found interesting the declarations of the Husqvarna CEO Klaus Allisat:

“There’s going to be an explosion of products coming from Husqvarna in the next couple of years. The next generation of BMW mid-size platforms are being developed with Husqvarna also in mind, so we have some exciting products coming up – starting quite soon.”


Hopefully he was NOT talking about the Moab concept. Beyond the Moab, there could be a lot of great stuff coming up, my friends. Let's stir this pot.


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Old 12-01-2011, 06:07 AM   #84
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Finally BMW can design whatever they want! I'm happy for them
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:35 AM   #85
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Sat on it. Felt a bit flimsy. No way could I imagine this with 70ftlb of torque with so little body-work.

Probably the definition of motorcycle-as-toy.
What does "flimsy" mean? Like the controls, or the plastic, or the construction, or what?

I'm also not sure that I follow the "70 ft-lbs of torque and so little body-work" comment, what do you mean? Hypermotard, big Monsters, Kawi Z1000, Speed Triple... lots and LOTS of bikes make similar power/torque numbers with similar (read: minimal) bodywork.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:05 AM   #86
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Looks like a Dental Pick and a Transformer had sex and this was their offspring - fugly.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:34 PM   #87
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how much is it gonna weigh again? I'm too lazy to look it up...
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:07 PM   #88
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430lb wet, with a full tank.

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Old 12-01-2011, 03:37 PM   #89
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Very cool. Some of you guys are OLD!
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:19 AM   #90
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Looks like a Dental Pick and a Transformer had sex and this was their offspring - fugly.
Funny.

But I like it.
Can't wait to see one in person.
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