The Motorrad article also said that one of the two main reasons why the LC boxer would be required in the future doesn't really exist anymore: Noise. The new European regulations do not require lower noise levels so basically BMW wants to be able to react quickly to the new more powerful bikes from Triumph, Ducati, Honda...just as they did with the DOHC engine ready in time for the arrival of the Yahama XT1200Z...
Originally Posted by Larry Krupa
- Pay more money for the new model
- Work on it
- Pay someone else to work on it ($$$)
- lose water and it overheats
- fall and tear the plumbing out
Give me my air/oil boxer. Don't need 135hp, don't want to be a multistrada. Simplify what is already there, make it as bulletproof as possible while lightening it up. That will generate more sales IMHO. I choose to ignore the argument that it needs to be done for emissions reasons. Just because I enjoy putting my head in the sand once in a while...