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      06-02-2009, 12:50 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by ra2fanatic View Post
soo....u gonna get one nick?
most likely, yes!

Originally Posted by Rambler View Post
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!
in regards to this bike appealing to "the masses", i have to say it's about time!

the "sport" bikes they've been making might be a nice ride but i wouldn't want to find out.. they're hideous to look at it & don't excel in performance in any regard. i'm extatic that bmw is finally stepping up their game & why not play w/ the big 4, they're doing it right!!!