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Old 03-08-2014, 08:55 PM   #1
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Saw the R Nine T today...

There's one at Dunbar Eurosport in Brockton. MA. Everyone was going on about how beautiful it is. In my very personal opinion, though it's undeniably a nice bike, it just doesn't do it for me.

Which bike is better looking? This:



Or this:



How many BMW type 247s are going to be on the road in 25 years, versus R Nine Ts? I dunno...

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Old 03-08-2014, 09:05 PM   #2
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Where is the rear fender on the roboboxer?

I just imagine what your back or passengers would look like riding in the rain.

Or maybe it wasn't designed for that.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:19 PM   #3
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agreed...doesn't do it for me. even a starbucks fail bike
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:38 PM   #4
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Which is better looking?
Toss up.
Which performs better? Ummm.... It's like comparing an old beetle to a newer 911.
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:54 PM   #5
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I lke them both. Why choose? Let's hope BMW won't sell to many R9T's so that the bike remains (sort of) exclusive and future value will stay on a high level.
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:07 PM   #6
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Which is better looking?
Toss up.
Which performs better? Ummm.... It's like comparing an old beetle to a newer 911.
Well, that's the funny thing about subjectivity. To my mind, there's no contest between the two. Which is why, when all is said and done, I'll have spent almost enough money in total on my R100 to have bought a new R Nine T. And no regrets whatsoever.

I have this for going really fast:



Edit: BTW, I once owned a 1968 Beetle, and the R100 is a much better motorcycle than the Beetle was a car.
Edit: But I'd much rather have an old Beetle than a newer 911. LOL.

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Old 03-09-2014, 12:03 AM   #7
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After spending the best part of an hour taking the mirrors, dash and fairing off to charge my Ducati battery I'm staring to wonder about modern bikes.... I kid you not.
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:19 AM   #8
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Well, you can't show it in that sterile photo. You have to showmitnin it's natural environment. With hipsters drawn to it like moths to flame. Preferably with instagrammy color.

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Old 03-09-2014, 05:19 AM   #9
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I picked up a brochure from the dealers yesterday. There's a photograph on the rear slowing the bike with a tank bag and seat bag,it looks great, a proper bike. I like it a lot, it's just too expensive for what it is.

It does say that it isn't road legal with the rear subframe removed.
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:25 AM   #10
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R90T looks absolutly beautiful compared to that Ducati
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:29 AM   #11
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R90T looks absolutly beautiful compared to that Ducati
Looks like mr potato head without his nose.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:00 AM   #12
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I know it has been hashed to death, but I just don't care for the
"golden forks".

I'll take an unmolested GS/PD any day.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:34 AM   #13
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I picked up a brochure from the dealers yesterday. There's a photograph on the rear slowing the bike with a tank bag and seat bag,it looks great, a proper bike. I like it a lot, it's just too expensive for what it is.

It does say that it isn't road legal with the rear subframe removed.

most likely because there is no provision for the number plate or rear brake light?

Piddly cocks were supposed tyo be sending me a brochure, but it hasn't arrived as yet. i'll probably pick one up for the hell of it on Friday night at the pre public preview.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:03 AM   #14
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After spending the best part of an hour taking the mirrors, dash and fairing off to charge my Ducati battery I'm staring to wonder about modern bikes.... I kid you not.
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next time I have to change the inner spark plugs on the Guzzi I think I will give it away to some one The R nine T is what led me to my R100S, after see all the media hype I was sure I wanted the R nine T, until I sat on one at the MC show, it's darn small and has some what of an unfinished look even for the cafe racer bike it SUPPOSED to be, it's cool I guess but not for me. After seeing it I went on a search for the R100s and found one
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:14 AM   #15
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Dang. An ugly re-tweet of a worn-out styling idiom. Seems to me to have all the soul of a kitchen appliance.

I would have figured that they'd have learnt a lesson with the Montauk fizzle:



but apparently not.

I'm off riding today. Toodles...

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