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Old 10-16-2013, 08:32 PM   #76
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I will certainly need to sit, feel and test ride before committing but it's certainly speaks to me through the pictures.

Count me in as a fan.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:52 PM   #77
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Touring set-up.

Other side.

On the road. Anybody remember the R100R?
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:31 PM   #78
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I like it. I'm curious to see the optional accessories that will be available.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:30 PM   #79
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Wonder if BMW will manufacture their own "Fender Eliminator" kit for it, since they state that the license plate can be mounted 4 different ways on the final drive...
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:41 PM   #80
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its the first bike I have really liked from the factory in a long time.

I'm always torn with these kind of bikes though. Too excessive for commuting. No luggage space for camping. So basically a 15K toy!
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:55 PM   #81
what does this one do?
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Originally Posted by basque View Post
Precisely.. I think it looks terrific and has enough performance for 90% of us 90% of the time.

We all know that all bikes are a compromise.

The Motus, FZ-09, KTM 1290, etc., etc... All awesome bikes. All get blasted by dummies on their respective threads for perceived or imagined shortcomings.

I always smile at the folks that are quick to tear down and critique efforts by manufacturers (generally without having ever ridden the bike in question...).

We're lucky to be spoiled for choice. To the negative folks out there, shut up and don't buy the thing.
Couldn't agree with you more! What a fantastic time we live in to be able to have so many choices. And "Kudo's" to BMW for taking a chance on the project. Sure they have powertrains and parts bins to clear to make way for the new wet head. What a cool way to go about it.

I personally dig it... I like the R1200R "dark white" too! Great lines. Haven't ridden one yet but plan to.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:53 AM   #82
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I've been waiting to see what the lo rider concept would become. I like it. IMO they could have been just a touch less retro and used spoked rims that did not require tubes. If less than an R classic I will take a look.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:07 AM   #83
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nothing tempting for HP2 Megamoto owners...
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:22 AM   #84
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Like it!

I've been waiting a year for this release! I am putting money down to get one. Hopefully they won't price them to high. Under 14k would be awesome!
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:07 AM   #85
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S100RR fork?

BMW press info says:

"The telelever usually fitted on the boxer models from BMW Motorrad has been replaced on the BMW R nineT by an upside-down telescopic fork borrowed from the S 1000 RR superbike, resulting in a distinctly classic look paired with absolutely top-class engineering."

So, the S100RR fork, right?

Hmm ... Well then:

Looks like something's missing. What could it be?


Right, so the fork ... castings are from the S100RR. Got it.

I can see why they specced the fork they've specced. The target buyer might not want adjusters nor the sophisticated valving that could also be missing, and this way they don't have to pay for it.

And if they do want it, what's left out might even drop in.

I just get aggravated by the PR half-truths. Or quarter truths. Or whatever.
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:47 AM   #86
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retro? nope, I see nothing retro about it, not one single styling cue from bmw's past. just looks like a modern naked bike. oh, yeah, it's got a round headlight, woohoo! simply another bitsa bike to use up parts.
so many cool models they could take inspiration from, but like every attempt from the past, failure. does anyone at bmw today even know what a R4 is, or an R58, or an R37, or even a damn /6????
don't make a replica, but like other makes have done, use the styling of these bikes as inspiration, paying homage to how your damn company got to where it is today.
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:24 AM   #87
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I will say I visited Roland Sands shop yesterday. I was a little hesitant about keep my deposit on the bike but after going to his shop that deposit will be a firm order. Lets just say the guys at RS will be putting together some aftermarket items together for it to really set it apart. It's still early as there is nothing official in what they'll be doing and to what extent but definitely stay tuned in the coming months.

And if ever in the LA/Long Beach area - pay a visit to Roland Sands. Impressive shop!!!
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:58 AM   #88
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Originally Posted by gore-tx View Post
Cool looking machine from BMW that should perform really well. I liked the video quite a bit too. I am really looking forward to seeing one in person. I wonder if BMW will offer a demo...
I hope it costs a little less than the R1200R and that the tires are tubeless.
They are almost certainly the same wheels that are on the R1200R classic. (Which means tubes).

If they price it between the F800R and the R1200R that would be a fantastic price (~12k MSRP, hopefully they don't go nuts with non-optional options), but they'll cannibalize a number of R1200R sales. If the NineT is a short-run model that won't be a problem, but if it is a multi-year model like the R1200C it could get weird - they overlap quite a bit, and if one is $2k cheaper...

Perhaps they'll go water-cooled on the R1200R in 2015 and that will better differentiate the two.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:11 AM   #89
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I really like the tank design... slick looking overall and nice package. I'll ride one - love to see how the fork treatment without the telelever feels on this bike.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:56 AM   #90
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Touring set-up.
Damn... that looks good with an Akrapovic pipe.
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