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Old 10-28-2010, 06:32 PM   #31
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NO BRAKE DIVE! It's nothing more than an a-arm (used in the automotive world for decades) tied to the lower fork triple tree. And yes, it works very well...
It a may be an A sharped arm, but to link the functionality of automotive control arms to the Paralever isn't really fair to either design. They both soak up bumps and keep the rubber on the road, but that is all they have in common. I like the way they ride, but I ride a Strom, so everyone's front end feels better than mine.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:42 AM   #32
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They were pretty clear an R1200R is coming very soon. No dates were given, but the implication was for the 2011 model year.

Unfortunately neither an R1200S nor a Custom Concept production model is forthcoming. The latter was extremely well received, but the nose dive in bike sales killed off the project.

I expect that we'll know more after BMW's EICMA press conference on Tuesday.
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:17 AM   #33
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In fact, they did released the 2011 model yesterday





















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Old 10-29-2010, 05:23 AM   #34
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I like it! Love the red one (obviously) and kind of like the classic. Love the new engine / old switchgear combo too..
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:30 AM   #35
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By the way, for those of you thinking you can remove the muffler like on the R1150R and run no pipe, no way. On the R1200 series the cat does very little to muffle the motor, and it would be uncomfortably loud, and not at all a good sound.

Love the red R1200R Camhead!

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Old 10-29-2010, 06:31 AM   #36
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Those are some funky looking cast wheels on the new one. And even though I'm a cast wheel fan, I like they're offering spokes. One thing I don't like is the deeply dished seat. I must have a peculiar ass - it likes the stock seats on my air head and scrambler. Flat seats you can move around on without being locked into one place.

I like the R. I haven't ridden one, but I sat on an 09 when I traded by 05 GS for an 09 GS early this summer, and it felt good.

Congrrats on your new ride.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:38 AM   #37
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Those are some funky looking cast wheels on the new one. And even though I'm a cast wheel fan, I like they're offering spokes. One thing I don't like is the deeply dished seat. I must have a peculiar ass - it likes the stock seats on my air head and scrambler. Flat seats you can move around on without being locked into one place.

I like the R. I haven't ridden one, but I sat on an 09 when I traded by 05 GS for an 09 GS early this summer, and it felt good.

Congrrats on your new ride.

Interesting that they appear to be tube type spoke wheels instead of the usual tubless types.



As for the seat, all but one of the pictures shows the low seat version. Though still dished, the standard seat is much more attractive, and comfortable for me as well.

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Old 10-29-2010, 06:47 AM   #38
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Spoked wheels...

......do require tubes. It is specified in the data they released.

So, standard cast with tubeless, or "Classic" with wire wheels and inner tube tires?


Decisions, decisions.
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:00 AM   #39
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......do require tubes. It is specified in the data they released.

So, standard cast with tubeless, or "Classic" with wire wheels and inner tube tires?


Decisions, decisions.
No decision for me then, I hate tubes!

Besides, spoked wheels are a PITA to clean comparatively!

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Old 10-29-2010, 08:03 AM   #40
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God damn that is a beautiful bike.
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:15 AM   #41
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I like it, especially in the Classic form.

But what I really want is a version of the Eley Kishimoto painted bike. BMW France say that they might do a small production run if the demand is there.

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Old 10-29-2010, 08:33 AM   #42
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I'm surprised the wire wheels are centrally laced and not cross laced like on the GS which takes tubeless tires. So, this means it's got tubes, I suppose?

And they're still using the old intuitive switch gear..
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:18 AM   #43
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I like it! Too bad they didn't tune that boxer to make a bit more power. If it's the same version as the GS, it won't be a major leap. Dynotests have proven that the DOHC engine is no stronger than the 08' version, and sometimes even make less peak horsepower.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:27 AM   #44
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For peak hp, you need a different bike.. the DOHC has a flatter torque curve than the engine it replaces, so your torque range is extended, service intervals are doubled for valve checks, and it's certainly capable of cruising at 140 km/h with ease, if you like to ride that fast.. more hp gets you to go to higher speeds but for a roadster, that's plenty fast (~85mph)
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:28 AM   #45
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I hope Triumph take a long look at this kind of bike - Handsome, sober, adult roadster - and give us a new Trident based around the Speed Triple platform.
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