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Old 11-20-2012, 11:16 AM   #31
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That's what I would call a motor writing checks that the brakes and chassis can't cash
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:27 PM   #32
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Retro is only cool if it's field serviceable. BMW will not stand for that.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:21 PM   #33
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:46 PM   #34
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Chevy did build the SSR and HHR, but they didn't sell. They were all looks and no substance. The SSR was a modern Corvette in a truck body, and the price was ridiculous.

Ducati had the right idea with the SportClassic and SportClassic Paul Smart model. The Paul Smart bike looked almost like the early '70s 750ss, possibly the most coveted Ducati of all time.

BMW could certainly make a retro replica that only looks old, but with modern mechanicals, IMO it would be more attractive to me than what they are selling now,

I wish they still made the R1200C. I almost bought one. By the time I could come up with the cash (did not want a loan) they were gone. I loved the first ones, but they kept modifying them and adding more and more junk. The last ones looked more like Goldwings than cruisers. I might still buy an early model but there are none for sale. Most likely owners do not want to part with them

Harley sells retro bikes, and people complain that that's ALL they sell. (especially since they dropped Buell) Maybe people just don't want a retro bike from BMW. Unlike the Japanese, BMW does have REAL history and heritage they could draw from, at least from a stylistic perspective.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:22 PM   #35
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I have been thinking recently that if they were to release an updated GSPD, new motor and modern tele based suspension, they would be sold non stop. Keep the old paint scheme and the rugged look with all the add ons that the PD had like the guards, damn.... sales would be off the chains.
there is a kit available that looks pretty good,,and ONLY 5 GRAND!
www.unitgarage.com
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:06 PM   #36
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R-60 and 1150-RT Frankenbike

I could totally see myself on one of these...

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Old 11-26-2012, 12:48 PM   #37
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For $5K you can have the kit to convert a R1200GS;



R1200GS retro kit
Oh, mother of god.... I love it!!!!!! Ive been wanting a r100gspd for awhile now, but this takes the cake for me.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:00 PM   #38
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I wish they still made the R1200C. I almost bought one. By the time I could come up with the cash (did not want a loan) they were gone. I loved the first ones, but they kept modifying them and adding more and more junk. The last ones looked more like Goldwings than cruisers. I might still buy an early model but there are none for sale. Most likely owners do not want to part with them

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I had a 2004 R1200CLC with the fairing and the hard bags. It was a seriously effed-up looking bike, but I would have kept it indefinitely if it only had some power.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:18 PM   #39
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Weren't the Mono's a retro bike ? BMW make the K bike and wanted to drop the twins, but customer demands made them keep the airheads. There was no way they were on par with a modern bike of the era - gutless and heavy, but they still sold. The R80 and R65 were given K suspension and wheels, and kept the traditional BMW look....and as for the last production run of the Basic - how retro can you get ?
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:46 PM   #40
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Retro is only cool if it's field serviceable. BMW will not stand for that.


You can still do every bit of service on a modern hexhead. You're going to need to buy a couple tools, though, notably a micrometer and a couple little gadgets to do the brake bleed.

In my house, I have a /2, an R100CS and a hexhead. If you can work on one and can think, you can work on any of them.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:35 AM   #41
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An updated R69 with those rounded saddlebags and simple lines. What I would do for that.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:43 AM   #42
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I have been thinking recently that if they were to release an updated GSPD, new motor and modern tele based suspension, they would be sold non stop. Keep the old paint scheme and the rugged look with all the add ons that the PD had like the guards, damn.... sales would be off the chains.
there is a kit available that looks pretty good,,and ONLY 5 GRAND!
www.unitgarage.com

I wonder if the kit tank is steel, plastic or fibreglass? It doesn't seem to say on the website. I couldn't find it anyway.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:29 PM   #43
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I have been thinking recently that if they were to release an updated GSPD, new motor and modern tele based suspension, they would be sold non stop. Keep the old paint scheme and the rugged look with all the add ons that the PD had like the guards, damn.... sales would be off the chains.
there is a kit available that looks pretty good,,and ONLY 5 GRAND!
www.unitgarage.com

I wonder if the kit tank is steel, plastic or fibreglass? It doesn't seem to say on the website. I couldn't find it anyway.
The tank is a cover. You still use the original tank. Yeah, the kit is expensive, but it looks great and and it takes all the fabrication work out of the equation. (I don't have a nice shop, yet)
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:22 PM   #44
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Will it really look this good?

http://www.wunderlich.de/Presse/Pres...ional/english/

Click on the link above ans scroll down to read new info. Well, new speculation is probably more accurate.


Edit: Help....I don't know how to resize the pics!







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Old 03-13-2013, 10:52 PM   #45
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^^^looks like a Diavel knock-off, but its sweet anyway.
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