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post #6871 of 6912
Btw, a 2007 BMW R1200R popped up for sale in my area for $5k - anyone owned one of these? I've always liked the roadsters (way less busy than the R-NineT), but modern Beemers are crammed with tech and there aren't many dealers in rural KY.

BMW R1200R
post #6872 of 6912
Nice video, makes me want one more.
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post #6874 of 6912
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Its not a bad looking bike, but no way they crush HD with it.

post #6875 of 6912
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lmao, my thoughts are this guy's writing needs to find its way into more of my casual junk food reading:

"The bike farts 160 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque out of an inline six-cylinder engine"
post #6876 of 6912
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Its not a bad looking bike, but no way they crush HD with it.

I liked it also, and truth be told, would probably prefer riding the BMW to a full on loaded up, 15 billion candlepower lit, side bag equipped with integrated microwave oven and DVD player/navigation system built into the Boeing designed comfort faring Harley Davidson chrome monster..
post #6877 of 6912
I think that bike shows yet again how so many people mistake what is fungible in a bike and what is not. An inline six is not a big V-twin. Yes, you can stick either engine in a bagger frame but the different engines will give each bike a different characteristic.
post #6878 of 6912
Well I got my answer tongue.gif

Everytime I see a Harley - it makes me feel bad about being a 6'1" Indian (ethnically, not the motorcycle) and weighing 145-150 lbs and not remotely being able to pull one off.
post #6879 of 6912
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Well I got my answer tongue.gif

Everytime I see a Harley - it makes me feel bad about being a 6'1" Indian (ethnically, not the motorcycle) and weighing 145-150 lbs and not remotely being able to pull one off.

 

You just need to buy more leather and get a few spray on tattoos.

post #6880 of 6912
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Well I got my answer tongue.gif

Everytime I see a Harley - it makes me feel bad about being a 6'1" Indian (ethnically, not the motorcycle) and weighing 145-150 lbs and not remotely being able to pull one off.

I think you'd look bad-ass on a Harley!

I'm still ambivalent about HD. I did the sportbike thing back at the dawn of that era. I want something comfy to sit on and just tool about when I finally make my purchase and really don't care about looking cool, etc. Given the scorn HD baggers seem to get, i.e. that article, I don't see how anyone could buy one of those for the bad ass factor.
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I think you'd look bad-ass on a Harley!

I'm still ambivalent about HD. I did the sportbike thing back at the dawn of that era. I want something comfy to sit on and just tool about when I finally make my purchase and really don't care about looking cool, etc. Given the scorn HD baggers seem to get, i.e. that article, I don't see how anyone could buy one of those for the bad ass factor.

R1s, CBRs, Ducatis of various types and such are far more common around here. However, the HD riders here come across as really nice people and don't remotely fit the media stereotype of being in some HD gang or going through a mid-life crisis. Same can't be said about Corvette drivers.

My best friend and another friend had a CBR600RR and a CBR600F4i respectively in college - they were both fun motorcycles, but they both got rid of them after undergrad because it's sort of just an impractical toy. I think if I get a motorcycle (and I've posted this earlier), I'd get a Triumph cafe racer or the like to start off with for a lazy Sunday backroads ride. The appeal of straight line acceleration is sort of immaterial to me.
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R1s, CBRs, Ducatis of various types and such are far more common around here. However, the HD riders here come across as really nice people and don't remotely fit the media stereotype of being in some HD gang or going through a mid-life crisis. Same can't be said about Corvette drivers.

My best friend and another friend had a CBR600RR and a CBR600F4i respectively in college - they were both fun motorcycles, but they both got rid of them after undergrad because it's sort of just an impractical toy. I think if I get a motorcycle (and I've posted this earlier), I'd get a Triumph cafe racer or the like to start off with for a lazy Sunday backroads ride. The appeal of straight line acceleration is sort of immaterial to me.

 

That's why I thought the SV was awesome.

post #6883 of 6912
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

Well I got my answer tongue.gif

Everytime I see a Harley - it makes me feel bad about being a 6'1" Indian (ethnically, not the motorcycle) and weighing 145-150 lbs and not remotely being able to pull one off.

 

post #6884 of 6912

HAHHAHAHAHHAAH

post #6885 of 6912
I walked by an old brown dude near the Whole Foods in TO the other day and I had to do a double take to make sure it wasn't him.

FWIW, he wasn't sitting on a Harley so I couldn't be sure.
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