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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,276
Posted By Derbobs
had the same thought when I read that. "we...

had the same thought when I read that.
"we never had that when we were young, so why would we need it now?" *read with grumpy old man's voice*
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,276
Posted By Derbobs
as i said, in 1 year every new bike in europe...

as i said, in 1 year every new bike in europe will have ABS. so in around 10-15 years there will not be many bikes left on the road that come from the pre-ABS time, so then we can compare numbers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,276
Posted By Derbobs
i am with you on that. the better the education...

i am with you on that. the better the education the better the drivers out there.
but then again we are on another topic that has been discussed here: drivers licence. a piece of cake to get in some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,276
Posted By Derbobs
no, we are talking about things that get enforced...

no, we are talking about things that get enforced by law to make driving more safe for the driver and for everyone around.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,276
Posted By Derbobs
so do speed limits. and traffic lights. and good...

so do speed limits. and traffic lights. and good tires. and steering dampers. and helmets. and gear. and all sorts of traffic signs. and ... get my point?

just because you try to reduce the risk...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,276
Posted By Derbobs
well it's not only you. a motorcycle that slides...

well it's not only you. a motorcycle that slides on the other side of the road can also be very dangerous to oncoming traffic - after all we are talking of a 200 kg torpedo that usually goes beween...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,276
Posted By Derbobs
well, apart from your bruised ego, because you...

well, apart from your bruised ego, because you "did not have the freedom to choose", i just do not see the downside. i know i know, you can brake better without ABS, because you are just that good,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,276
Posted By Derbobs
shaft drive is a luxury item that spares you some...

shaft drive is a luxury item that spares you some work and maintanence, not a safety option. so you can not compare it to something like ABS. if you want to compare it, then compare it to safety...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,276
Posted By Derbobs
in germany (maybe even whole europe, not sure...

in germany (maybe even whole europe, not sure about that) ABS is mandatory for all new built bikes from 2016 on. i think this is a good thing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,392
Posted By Derbobs
at least here in germany farkles are basically...

at least here in germany farkles are basically nonexistent. sure, you see the changed mirrors and akra exhaust here and there, but most bikes just stay like you bought them. we just don't have such a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 145,698
Posted By Derbobs
thanks for the replys on the model year topic.

thanks for the replys on the model year topic.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,712
Posted By Derbobs
every really short trip (up to lets say 5-10 min....

every really short trip (up to lets say 5-10 min. driving) is faster with the car, because it takes too long to get geared up.

everything that contains longer stretches of autobahn (i'm in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 145,698
Posted By Derbobs
So why are people stating things like "just...

So why are people stating things like "just ordered a 2015 s1000r", and how can they tell the dealer does not simply hand them a 2014 model?
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 145,698
Posted By Derbobs
How can you spot the difference between 2014 and...

How can you spot the difference between 2014 and 2015 models?
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,572
Posted By Derbobs
That's because you're not used to it. If you live...

That's because you're not used to it. If you live here it's pretty normal. I can go 160 km/h for much longer on my naked R.

That being said I would not consider that touring, but rather getting...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 392,574
Posted By Derbobs
A lot of elements from the concept roadster in...

A lot of elements from the concept roadster in this new R.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 392,574
Posted By Derbobs
Thanks mate! Yes it's a great bike. Love it.

Thanks mate!
Yes it's a great bike. Love it.
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 392,574
Posted By Derbobs
Already posted this in the YT thread but I...

Already posted this in the YT thread but I thought since this is a R1200R I'll post it here too.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HuXhBev90KM" frameborder="0"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 835,294
Posted By Derbobs
Last days of summer 2014 in Germany

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HuXhBev90KM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,203
Posted By Derbobs
i still don't think this will be the new R1200R...

i still don't think this will be the new R1200R or its replacement. it will be a new line beside the R1200R and the R9T. A supernaked that is less sporty but more "roady" then the S1000R, closer in...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,203
Posted By Derbobs
Read 2 posts above you. And it has nothing to...

Read 2 posts above you.
And it has nothing to do with the r9t, it is basically the exact opposite of that classic concept.
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,203
Posted By Derbobs
It's supposed to be introduced this fall.

It's supposed to be introduced this fall.
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,203
Posted By Derbobs
BMW Concept Roadster

no thread yet?
not sure if they will build it as the concept shows, but IF they do: i'm in!

http://www.motorradonline.de/news/studie-bmw-concept-roadster/560532

...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 392,574
Posted By Derbobs
it's only ugly with topcase and windshield.

it's only ugly with topcase and windshield.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,762
Posted By Derbobs
as I already said earlier in this thread, you can...

as I already said earlier in this thread, you can do that in europe, too. you just have to make the "big" licence. so that is not the difference. the difference is, we really learn how to drive...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,762
Posted By Derbobs
Yes. 15 years: 50 ccm 16 years: 125 ccm 18...

Yes.
15 years: 50 ccm
16 years: 125 ccm
18 years: either up to 48 bhp or directly unrestricted. Prices differ, but the big one should be around 1500,- to 2000,- euro. The faster you learn the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,762
Posted By Derbobs
I think you got the restrictions wrong. Until...

I think you got the restrictions wrong. Until last Year you made your motorcycle license and could ride anything up to 34 bhp for two years (engine size doesn't matter). After that you could...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,762
Posted By Derbobs
I dont think that it's over the top. Traffic is...

I dont think that it's over the top. Traffic is something extremely dangerous, and the more you know and learn before being allowed to drive the better. How can learning be a bad thing? After all it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,762
Posted By Derbobs
As a german i think your whole system for...

As a german i think your whole system for learning to drive is, sorry, completely absurd. We go to driving school for weeks, sometimes months. Theoretical and practical lessons. We ride alone with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,916
Posted By Derbobs
Some people still seem to think they can brake...

Some people still seem to think they can brake better without ABS. That is like saying letters are faster than email.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-06-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 3,460,755
Posted By Derbobs
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/c/199/...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/c/199/juh6.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/5jjuh6j)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,762
Posted By Derbobs
i'd love to be able to wheelie my R1200R, but i'm...

i'd love to be able to wheelie my R1200R, but i'm too scared to wreck it, just too expensive that thing. ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,647
Posted By Derbobs
Here in Germany we have a gas station every 50 m,...

Here in Germany we have a gas station every 50 m, but i like to know that i dont have to stop on every third of them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,214
Posted By Derbobs
Engine braking doesn't add to your braking,...

Engine braking doesn't add to your braking, because you can only brake so much, and you can easily get to that point with your rear brake (which is a LOT better controllable). At a certain point,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 29,109
Posted By Derbobs
http://becausemerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/1...

http://becausemerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/pew-pew-pew.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 392,574
Posted By Derbobs
It's not about adding stuff - remove that ugly...

It's not about adding stuff - remove that ugly Top Case and dont use a bigger windshield and you're good.
Nothing is worse on a R then huge shields and top cases.
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 392,574
Posted By Derbobs
Dont take that too seriously, i just love that...

Dont take that too seriously, i just love that fat shiny original exhaust of my R. ;)
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 392,574
Posted By Derbobs
Apart from the ugly exhaust very good deal.

Apart from the ugly exhaust very good deal.
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 392,574
Posted By Derbobs
Anyone done/tried the sargent conversion with the...

Anyone done/tried the sargent conversion with the low seat? Is it worth it?
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 209,702
Posted By Derbobs
sweeeeet.

sweeeeet.
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