|09-12-2011, 12:26 PM||#11|
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Nor Ca.
Some of my first impressions of the BMW were similar to yours and I was unhappy enough to bitch about here.
My first trip to Saline/Death valley on the stock bike, put the fear of Dog in me, a 65mph tankslapper will do that. Suspension that jarred my teeth, abrupt throttle that garnered me a bent rim. First was too abrupt and 2nd would not pull the grades.
I have about $1,700 in suspension fixes, Accelerator module, G2 tube, exhaust and a shock brace for peace of mind. It is a completely different bike.
It is still cheaper than a KTM. The engine in mine makes no odd noises. With added torque and ability to modulate the throttle, coupled with decent suspension, has made me forget the tall first gear.
Stock to stock there is no comparison, if you are talking about suspension and power.
A few mods and it is tough enough for me.
BMW Motorrad USA customer service: "We make superior motorcycles and continue to improve them."
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