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Old 03-26-2011, 11:36 PM   #181
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:14 AM   #182
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that looks like total crap!
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:15 AM   #183
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Give it a set of knobbies and a radiator guard, I'll be the official Oz test rider.

BMW? You listening??? I will be sure to try it in varied conditions.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:33 AM   #184
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On first squint your thought makes perfect sense. I know for sure the fuel tank CG makes this thing a freeking pig at slow speeds.

My GS Adventure (NOT GSA) is packing an almost 10 gallon fuel tank. The center fuel cell technology might be feasible, however it could be a troublesome leaker and with the lack of a real frame, space is also amazingly limited. Of course you know the battery is already under the fuel tank.

It loses it's luster when you see the cost versus the existing industry leading tank.
A centralised fuel tank may give better balance for day to day riding, but will in my opinion stuff up the load carrying ability for big adventures. Too much rear tyre load would equal rapid rear tyre wear.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:38 AM   #185
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Whats with that beak? And that radiator will be full of mud in no time.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:32 AM   #186
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You can be the OZ tester, but I call dibs on NA. They need me as a tester.
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Give it a set of knobbies and a radiator guard, I'll be the official Oz test rider.

BMW? You listening??? I will be sure to try it in varied conditions.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:47 AM   #187
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:29 AM   #188
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Can someone please PM me those pics? I don't mind hosting them online for a bit and will certainly take them down promptly if asked by the copyright
holder.

Where are you guys saying that the new clutch is located? I am having a hard time understanding the architecture.

OTOH, if it were like, say, a CBR, it used to take me just a half hour to swap out clutch packs. Such ease of serviceability on a BMW would be wonderful.
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:51 AM   #189
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That's one ugly artist rendering and the cooler looks like the new oversized oil cooler on the R1200R

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Old 03-27-2011, 06:57 AM   #190
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BMW clones the Ducati beak. TT should get on this right away with a mask.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:59 AM   #191
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:57 AM   #192
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that looks like total crap!
Proof again that you can be a "good Illustrator" (this dude is not even that good, bad shadows, scale, etc) and have no Clue about design, style and sense of proportion.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:14 PM   #193
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Pardon me, but is there confirmation this new engine is 1300 cc? Where did that figure come from?
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:21 PM   #194
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On the first picture, I don't know if I'm mistaken, Plus with out the transmission to compare is hard to tell, But looks to me like the crank shaft is pretty High in relationship to the block (higher than on the current engines) If that is the case, do you guys think the Input for the tranny will be "Above" the gearbox making it far more compact, well shorter to accommodate a even longer swingarm and/or a shorter wheel base
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:00 PM   #195
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Pardon me, but is there confirmation this new engine is 1300 cc? Where did that figure come from?

Here it reads as follows:
  • 75 stroke x 100 bore => 1178 cm³
  • 75 x 102 => 1225
  • 78 x 102 => 1274
"Confirmation"? You really ask for "confirmation" - by whom? BMW?
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