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.spicersh said: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.
I suspect that you are very correct Smitty.Originally posted by Smitty
I think(?) when one gets down to the final price that will kill most prospective buyers.
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.Originally posted by RSVRick 170 HP claimed! yowza! [/B]
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?jamesjweg said: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.
DataDan said:A few random facts:
- The current K1200GT and RS make 130hp at the crank according to the BMW website. Rider Magazine dynoed a GT at 114hp.