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View Poll Results: do you own, or have you ever tried a bmw sportbike?
yes,I think are of superior quility 5 41.67%
I rode one, but they cost to much 3 25.00%
I like to work on my bike, adjust the chain, replace broken parts 3 25.00%
if you dont ride a harley you are a trader and don't ride drunk 1 8.33%
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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2003, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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The japanese bikes offer extreme horsepower, and incredable top speeds. I have found usable power combined with perfect handling, and outstanding brakes, make the beemer a very worthy contender.A bike that instills confidence and requires only lawn mower maintainence, not to mention resale value, deserves a long look from any serious sport bike rider. With a skilled rider the replika can easily match any sport bike on any twisty road. If you want to drag race buy a 150+horsepower rice rocket. If you want to ride very fast, and live to ride another day, buy the best bike built in the world.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-23-2003, 04:36 AM
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Sweet! They look even better in person than in a picture! I owned an R11S in '00. It was ok, but the handling , switchgear and vibes were a bit "wonky" for my tastes. They definitely take some getting used to....I couldn't....so its gone now. Awesome looking, however. For me, it was best suited for two up riding and long distance shenanigans! Not quite a hard core sportbike, not quite a frumpy sport tourer...very nice...Good luck
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Beemers r cool but cant compete with the rest of the world.little track support,not enough hp for their cost,not much in after market race mods,my old R6 just as reliable,faster, quicker,cost way less,i can get parts anywhere........dont get me wrong the BMW is a nice bike if your looking for some thing exotic.just 2 say your car & bike are make by the same co. thats nice..sport tourer is how i see them.hope i didnt hurt 2 many feelings,i do apreciate life & anything on 2 wheels.
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i would definitely consider gettin one...but i have a '01 325i so i like to be diversified....

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I had one and still have one (see story below). Absolutely love it. I've got the Prep model, though.

I've ridden A LOT of different bikes. Best bike on the road in my opinion. The pure sportbikes are really only great on the track. The 1100s handles great, has usable power, and can be ridden for 600 mile days. Sure it's more expensive, but when you hear people say that they've put 70K miles on it and never done anything, but change the oil and tires, that says a lot. How many R6s are still around at 70K miles?

Here's another reason to buy one:
Boxer engine saves my foot

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thing is, half the people who buy r6's prolly crash w/in the first year cause they are squids who want to look cool and do wheelies on the interstate

im not one to talk since i only had my bike for half a year...but you get the picture...

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I know exactly why most sportbikes don't last longer than a year. I didn't want to start a fight, though.

I would love to know how many sportbikes make it to 50K miles, though.

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looks really nice......you don't see them on every street corner either.
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I know exactly why most sportbikes don't last longer than a year. I didn't want to start a fight, though.

I would love to know how many sportbikes make it to 50K miles, though.


They are often poorly maintained and crashed. Here's one at 90,000 miles. It's now at 99,000, getting ready to ride it cross-country. A family visit, some canyon riding, and a few National Parks!

The video crash prevention

... and a pic. It's been a good bike. Many miles to go. Bought used with 950 miles for $4,300. Now THAT'S bang for the buck! Like the Beemers, too. My oldest brother has a Boxer Cup and a few others, including a totally restored '66 with Earl's front end and Steib sidecar. He's owned it since the early seventies and has a TON of miles on it before to restore it and use it for shows and Sunday afternoon cruises. They're all good bikes if cared for.
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I love the beemer bikes. You don't buy them to have the fastest on the block. You buy them because you love the unique, well running machines they are, yes? The Germans have it down on machinery. I think it would not be out of the question that someday I would own a touring BMW. I don't like the boxer engine though with my feet tucked under the cylinder heads, but boxers are not the only choice. I saw an odd BMW at a bike night I went to last night, and took a couple shots. Looked like an over-grown scooter with a stereo. I'll post a picture later when I can.

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