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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-18-2000, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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BMW/Triumph of Santa Cruz (CA, USA) has some excellent photos and info on the new Beemer on their web site.
http://www.bmwscruz.com/menu.html

Engine: 1130cc, 85 HP, four-valves per cylinder
700W alternator
Six-speed tranny
More powerful front disc brakes
120/70-ZR17 front tire
170/60-ZR17 rear tire

Check it out. I know it isn't exactly a sport bike, but with the right modifications...

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by photobug:
I know it isn't exactly a sport bike, but with the right modifications...

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...it'll be a really uncomfortable touring bike.


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Hoo boy, I set myself up for that one, didn't I?

Was the "here piggy piggy" a comment on the 238 kg empty weight?

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by photobug:
Was the "here piggy piggy" a comment on the 238 kg empty weight?

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No, it's an inside joke that will undoubtedly soon be waaayyy out.



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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tristan:

No, it's an inside joke that will undoubtedly soon be waaayyy out.

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Perhaps waiting for RCJohn to catch up to you at the Gap?


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Posted by Pete <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Perhaps waiting for RCJohn to catch up to you at the Gap<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL!! Good one!

I like the bimmer but for 17g's I'll buy a CR250 and an 929 instead

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AWWWW DAMMIT! I got confused I thought we were talking about the 1150GS

Umm .. Ya it's cute ..

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Not exactly a sportbike? Well, probably so, but with the arguably the best suspension and brakes on the market, and superb handling, the BMW is quite a machine. Plus plenty of power, and excellent resale value. Also, the R is a lot less than 17K. Granted, BMW does not support a race team, but they do know how to make bikes.

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