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Damn! I could handle that.....

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Yup, has those of us who are long time Beemer nuts grinning from ear to ear.

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Having never ridden a Beemer, my only problem with them in the past was cosmetic. I am not a fan of the boxer engine design, and think it looks sloppy sticking out the sides. With this one being an inline I am much more likely to consider it.

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I think(?) when one gets down to the final price that will kill most prospective buyers.
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170 HP claimed! yowza!
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Having never ridden a Beemer, my only problem with them in the past was cosmetic. I am not a fan of the boxer engine design, and think it looks sloppy sticking out the sides. With this one being an inline I am much more likely to consider it.
Not sure if you knew it but BMW has had inline's with 3 and 4 cylenders since about 1985 in the US, it was just that they were to heavy and underpowered to compete with Sportbikes.

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I think(?) when one gets down to the final price that will kill most prospective buyers.
I suspect that you are very correct Smitty.

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The K1200RS which has been out for some years had only something around the 148 HP mark, so this a serious step up for them.

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The K1200RS which has been out for some years had only something around the 148 HP mark, so this a serious step up for them.

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Not to mention, its about 100 lbs lighter!
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Not sure if you knew it but BMW has had inline's with 3 and 4 cylenders since about 1985 in the US, it was just that they were to heavy and underpowered to compete with Sportbikes.
I didn't know that, but since I've only been riding since 2000 I didn't look into it much. I did look at BMW a bit, but as Smitty brought up, finances came into the picture. It's the same thing when looking at bikes like MV Agusta, Benelli, even Ducati and Aprilia. Why pay $20,000 or more for something when I can get one that is arguably as good or better for between $8,000-$10,000?


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I didn't see this pic of it over there, this is my favorite so far.



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