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Old 10-16-2013, 01:09 PM   #46
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I was looking at some stats on one of the websites linked here this morning, and the power figures look pretty good.

110hp and 88ft/lbs @ 6,000rpm.

I was surprised. did not think that the old boxer made those kinds of #'s.
Those are the exact numbers the R1200R camhead makes
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:12 PM   #47
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I was looking at some stats on one of the websites linked here this morning, and the power figures look pretty good.

110hp and 88ft/lbs @ 6,000rpm.

I was surprised. did not think that the old boxer made those kinds of #'s.
They made 133 hp in the HP2 Sport.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:16 PM   #48
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Big monoblock calipers, thick USD forks, solo seat... Lot of money to waste on a styling exercise, if that is all it is.

If it really isn't functionally any different than this, what is the point?

I'm with Grainbelt. The R1200R has all the BMW bells, e.g. electronics, plus BMW side cases for touring and a developed bunch of accessories. They announced a duffle bag with this, but only if you DON'T have the cafe bump. I don't see buyers hangin' as set of Jesses or Zega Pro's off this thing. So the accessorizing is apparently all about useless bling.

But, it is cool looking, just can't see it though at the expected price point. But then, they didn't consult me.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:21 PM   #49
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I don't see buyers hangin' a set of Jesses or Zega Pro's off this thing.
Exactly. It's just a cool new retro roadster.

I kinda like it, while the R12R is just doesn't do much for me.

I like the nice front forks and brakes on the 9T.

It looks like a lot of fun.

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Old 10-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #50
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as someone else pointed out earlier, they are probably after a new demographic with this bike. All the actors in the video are hipsters, not the Starbucks crowd. People who are interested in cafe bikes probably don't even know what "a set of Jesse's" is.

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Old 10-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #51
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Exactly. It's just a cool new retro roadster.

I kinda like it, while the R12R is just doesn't do much for me.

I like the nice front forks and brakes on the 9T.

It looks like a lot of fun.
I like it too. Just wish they had a way to hang some luggage for a long trip. But I'm sure Touratech is working on it.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:47 PM   #52
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One site publishing the news about this bike had the following comment:

there is no word yet on pricing, but some of the handcrafted details – such as BMW Motorrad lettering in many forged aluminium parts and classic model plate on the steering head – seem to indicate it may be a limited edition with a premium price.

I suspect they might be right...
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:08 PM   #53
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I like it! I don't need to hang bags on it, there are other bikes for that
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:28 PM   #54
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:31 PM   #55
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:36 PM   #56
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:41 PM   #57
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i don't need to hang bags on it, there are other bikes for that
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:43 PM   #58
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It looks like it could be a nice commuter bike. My commute is 80 miles round trip and this could fill the bill nicely. I'll keep my F650GS for fun/games and camping.
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:57 PM   #59
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I like it. It looks just fine and performance should be good. If I am able to, I will have one in the garage. Get chills just looking at it.
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:58 PM   #60
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All right.. make it TWO friends of mine who put orders down - both of them currently riding Triumph pseudo-cafe' bikes, both of them in their 30s, both of them have never considered a BMW before.

Not much of a sample pool, but maybe BMW is onto something...
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