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      06-02-2009, 09:28 AM   #15

Drives: 2011 911 Turbo 6mt
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eastern Connecticut

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Originally Posted by nlakind View Post
this point of this bike(besides its looks) is that it's engineered like a bmw. 193hp & 404lbs. that will be the lightest street bike on the market
This should eventually translate well for them on the track and I applaud them for that. But it still has a generic Big 4 look to it which was apparantly BMW's intent in order to appeal to the masses.

From autoblog:

"We intend to take the four Japanese head-on. We did not intend to build a motorcycle like Ducati does or KTM does. We wanted to build a mainstream motorcycle," says Pieter de Waal, Vice President of BMW Motorrad USA.

For the street, I prefer riding something that has unique looks and sound. Oh, and it's gotta be a twin!

WSBK wins and top placements should be good for the company so I am happy to see this happening. But I hope BMW keeps on building models like the HP2 Sport!