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Old 05-25-2013, 10:43 AM   #16
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I WANT ONE! I have cash in hand. When are they arriving at my local dealership?

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Old 05-25-2013, 10:48 AM   #17
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Cy, beautiful bike! I have my Dad's old '76 R90S, a silver smoke bike like yours above. It's in pieces all over my garage, going to restore it for my son.
My bike is the daytona orange '75 R90S posted above.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:21 PM   #18
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:53 PM   #19
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:22 PM   #20
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This concept bike is popping up all over the internet -- even in places I wouldn't normally expect to find motorcycle content: exempli gratia.

I hope BMW takes notice.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:13 PM   #21
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Cy, beautiful bike! I have my Dad's old '76 R90S, a silver smoke bike like yours above. It's in pieces all over my garage, going to restore it for my son.
My bike is the daytona orange '75 R90S posted above.
thanks... 74 R90S is sitting in my living room
started with 7,300 miles .. it's now sitting at 8,388 miles
been riding R80G/S ... now feeling guilty not riding R90S ...
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:20 AM   #22
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BMW have a long history of bringing "specials" when a model run came to the end of the line, this looks to me like a good way of using up the last of the oil head motors as the rest of the model range get the new watercoled engines.

This bike would be much more interesting if it had the watercoled engine in it.


My 90s replica still gets used.

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Old 05-29-2013, 11:00 AM   #23
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In the end all you will get for your 15k are redesigned chrome valve and alternator covers. It will have some afterthought aluminum chunky exhaust and it will be definitely NOT be coming with Ohlins external reservoir Superbike forks.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:03 AM   #24
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I WANT ONE! I have cash in hand. When are they arriving at my local dealership?

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Valantine Motor Works has one in Seattle in the same color for sale. I can find out how much he wants for it.

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Old 05-29-2013, 01:30 PM   #25
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In the end all you will get for your 15k are redesigned chrome valve and alternator covers. It will have some afterthought aluminum chunky exhaust and it will be definitely NOT be coming with Ohlins external reservoir Superbike forks.
Who extracted that 15K number from their lower digestive tract? That one off "concept" cost well over 100k. If you wanted one it would cost 3/4 of that considering the design/dev work is done. A stone stock production Ducati will run over 30k.

The thing in NOT any sort of real motorcycle. It's just like any "concept", a pipe dream to attract attention. Get you on the cover of the magazines. make the company look like it's with it. Up the stock price. No licence plate, no horn, no turn signals, no brake light, etc. All the really tough styling problems are inored. The easy ones like the rear cowl/seat/tank are knocked out (and I think rather pretty), the low fruit like the coskpit and wheels and cover got the treatment, add some off the shelf bits (suspension) and bingo, a "concept". You are what you drive and now you can imagine you're somebody special.

Ducati put the Tesi on the road as a production bike (and they have done other very costly specials) . Then you have people like Egli and Bimota (the Bimota Tesi 3D is amusing). Real bikes.


I can see somebody doing a kit bike out of that concept tho. Some body work, engine bits, covers, suspension, maybe wheels/brakes. Perhaps even a wired frame. You supply the engine/tranny/driveline. That would get the cost down/flexible. You get to build your own cafe, customize it up some and have a zoomy and unique bike. I know a lot has been done with kit cars. i dunno about kit bikes apart from the components available now to feed the Cafe Cliche crowd.
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:26 PM   #26
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Ducati did it with the MH 90.

BMW should go in that direction - a mix of retro/heritage/modern.
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:49 PM   #27
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My 2 cents:

Looks like they've ditched the telelever front end, but the headstock looks a bit spindly to support the forks.

And couldn't they find a test rider who could lean the bike over. They've even tilted the camera to make it look like he's leaning.


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Old 05-29-2013, 04:56 PM   #28
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My 2 cents:

Looks like they've ditched the telelever front end, but the headstock looks a bit spindly to support the forks.

And couldn't they find a test rider who could lean the bike over. They've even tilted the camera to make it look like he's leaning.

That's Roland Sands, 1998 AMA 250GP National Champion, he can lean it.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:25 PM   #29
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That's Roland Sands, 1998 AMA 250GP National Champion, he can lean it.


But he's not though is he?


IMHO the shot looks lame, surely BMW could have spent some more time getting a better shot if they've got a rider of that calibre?
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:42 PM   #30
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But he's not though is he?


IMHO the shot looks lame, surely BMW could have spent some more time getting a better shot if they've got a rider of that calibre?
+1 If that is Roland, he should know better than posing like that. It looks stupid IMO plus I am sick of SO many 'glossy' pics of 110% complete posers. On the other hand, I love seeing pics of someone actually hauling ass! If it's not a knee sticking out like that it's someone standing on the pegs for that oh so rough gravel road or whatever. It might as well have a big stamp on it labeling the photo as a 'poser'. And yet somehow people are proud of it? That's the part I can't figure out?

I just noticed the fingers on the levers. Give us a break. PaLEEZE! :)

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