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Rich Rohrich

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A very Pred-like steed ;) I think Vic should be sent out to pasture when this becomes available.
 
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Your name and $20,000.00 (edumacated guess ;) ) will get ya one.
 
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How can you possibly say that? You have the inside scoop on how good this bike is going to be?
 

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Okiewan said:
How can you possibly say that? You have the inside scoop on how good this bike is going to be?


BMW( as far as i know) has zero experience in off-road machines, but they have had some experience in street bikes, but thats not the point. the Big 5 put a lot of focus into their 450's, and BMW is mainly a car manufacturer, they probably didnt detail every little bit like the other big companies do.


on the close up in the link, it does seem to have a good-looking engine( im just saying that cause it has lots of wires running into the pipe :) ).
 

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Pretty nice! But that front fender takes some getting used-to.
 

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BMW( as far as i know) has zero experience in off-road machines,
I guess that just goes to show what you "really" know. :rotfl:

You should stop typing NOW before you expose yourself as a complete fool.

Time for a history lesson junior.

http://www.bmwworld.com/racing/dakar/y2k.htm

http://www.dakar.com/2007/DAK/presentation/us/r1_7-historique.html

Dakar Rally 1999
BMW won the motorcycle class with Richard Sainct, 14 years after Gaston Rahier, and Renault won with Jean- Louis Schlesser, 17 years after
the Marreau brothers.


There is plenty of BMW off-road motorcycle info dating back about 60 years if you would have bothered to do a simple Google SEARCH before posting your invaluable "opinion" of a company you know JACK about. Given your history out here I guess that's too much to expect.

Someone really wise once told me "Read more , talk less" . It was good advice 35 years ago and it still is. ;)
 
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kawicam250 said:
BMW( as far as i know) has zero experience in off-road machines, but they have had some experience in street bikes, but thats not the point. the Big 5 put a lot of focus into their 450's, and BMW is mainly a car manufacturer, they probably didnt detail every little bit like the other big companies do.


on the close up in the link, it does seem to have a good-looking engine( im just saying that cause it has lots of wires running into the pipe :) ).
Zero experience with off-road machines? Hah, they've been making dual sport machines much longer than you've been alive. Have you not seen their G650X or the HP2? IIRC the HP2 won or was one of the best finishers at the Erzberg enduro last year. You've been living under a rock because BMW started manufacturing motorcycles before any of the other big 5 companies, they just havent been as focused on MX as the "big 5".

I would guess the price based on the G650 and HP2 to be around 7-8k but then again, it's only a guess. So otherwise, wayyyy to much for me to afford! haha ;)

EDIT: I guess I spent too long typing this, Rich beat me too it. :nener:
 

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Rich Rohrich said:
Someone really wise once told me "Read more , talk less" . It was good advice 35 years ago and it still is. ;)
as Stuart Scott would say:

BOO-YA!
 

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Yeah, Rich beat me to it as well. BMW. Bikes. Damn fine machines. Too bad I won't be able to afford one in the near future.
 
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Well it seems that this has been floating around for some time already.... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=224951&highlight=G450

I read all 14 pages (I have no life...) and this thing sounds amazing. CS on the swing-arm pivot which eliminates the chain slack, clutch on the crankshaft etc.

For those of you who dont want to read through all 14 pages here's some of the good stuff...
Video :cool: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZcqEqUzIAY
Artical with high reso pictures - http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles...tests-new-concept-in-competition-ar32913.html

I'm in love. :rotfl:
 
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So, when are they going to make a 2-stroke?

At least BMW has a pretty solid dealership presence in the USA, even better than KTM. It should make getting parts relatively easy, once you get past the BMW price tag.