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Old 01-21-2013, 05:52 AM   #1
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Waterhead-video

Not the right forum, but ...

http://www.youtube.com/user/bmwmotorrad?feature=watch
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:46 AM   #2
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hmmmm, so everyone that had a hand in the design of the new one, actually ride airheads? kinda makes ya wonder.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:02 AM   #3
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The video is cool. It has lotsa shots of Airheads in it. Of course the heritage of the new is the old. Nice of them to explain it. Still doesn't mean I want a new one.

Machines today run cleaner and make more power. They are also built by other machines more than built by human hands. Tomorrow the machines will drive themselves and they won't need us at all.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:10 AM   #4
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Sorry but I have to be the one that says that video is idiotic.
For being BMW motorrad, they sure get a lot of facts about their old GS' wrong.

I also don't buy into professional riders running a fat pig around dirt like everyone who buys the bike can do that. It doesn't make the bike any less of a pig.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:38 AM   #5
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Doesn't seem as though the Wasserkopf is "Simple by Choice" or design!
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:49 AM   #6
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Doesn't seem as though the Wasserkopf is "Simple by Choice" or design!
complex by committee!
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:57 AM   #7
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Apparently they made a water-cooled boxer prototype in the late 80s. Was very powerful. Abandoned it, because the main advantage of a boxer twin is exceptional air cooling and decent balance.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:34 PM   #8
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I kinda got lost halfway thru - must have been all the 2 second motion clips joined together - did the bug eyed alien end up eating all the 2-language-speaking-at-one-time-humans ?
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:41 PM   #9
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That thing's a monster!

I want Laszlo's bike...
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:26 AM   #10
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I have not seen the new bike in the metal, but from the photos parts of it look especially the rear frame look much better than the earlier bikes, I'm not sure about the mini beaks that cover the radiators.
it looks to be much easier to service, with a clutch that you can get too without splitting the bike in half.
It will be interesting to read the early reviews by the magazines and riders, people who go on theUK off road course report that at the end of the course they are doing things with GSs that they did not think possible.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:17 AM   #11
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I want Laszlo's bike...
Laszlo's hpn does look pretty sweet. I definitely paused the video in a few spots to ogle it. I didn't come out of that video wanting a waterhead at all. For me, that video really just validated my choice of ride in that all the guys designing the oilheads and new waterheads, who clearly don't have to pay anywhere close to retail for a brand new state of the art bike, still choose to ride airheads instead. That's cool. If anything that video did more to sell airheads than the new waterhead.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:43 AM   #12
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This brought to you by the same people who have a Honda CBX-clone as their current superbike?

Darkside. Definitely gone over to the Darkside.

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Old 01-22-2013, 12:50 PM   #13
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Laszlo's hpn does look pretty sweet. I definitely paused the video in a few spots to ogle it. I didn't come out of that video wanting a waterhead at all. For me, that video really just validated my choice of ride in that all the guys designing the oilheads and new waterheads, who clearly don't have to pay anywhere close to retail for a brand new state of the art bike, still choose to ride airheads instead. That's cool. If anything that video did more to sell airheads than the new waterhead.
Exactly. Learn anything from your ogling? I'm trying to perv at it frame-by-frame to figure out swingarm and exhaust - 1150 and SGS2?
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:27 PM   #14
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Exactly. Learn anything from your ogling? I'm trying to perv at it frame-by-frame to figure out swingarm and exhaust - 1150 and SGS2?
There was an article about that bike in the latest magazine "BMW Motorräder" from mo-web.de.
Overall a very interesting bike.
The engine is based on an R65 crank with 97mm bore ...
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:47 AM   #15
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For me, that video really just validated my choice of ride in that all the guys designing the oilheads and new waterheads, who clearly don't have to pay anywhere close to retail for a brand new state of the art bike, still choose to ride airheads instead. That's cool.
+1

I also came away with the impression that they all preferred their airheads

I personally like my bikes not to look like transformer robots- regardless of how many green wristbands you throw at me

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