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post #1291 of 3569 (permalink) Old 10-01-2018, 12:39 AM
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BMW is capable of bettering the bikes which are currently available. I hope they do as this will push the others to be even better.

My hope is the new bike is a good deal lighter, possesses electronics which are transparent when they intervene, and incorporates a semi-active suspension with better feedback. An under-supported swing arm would be fun. A counter-rotating crank and effective power pulses would both be a pluses. I find the new TFT screens just fine, although greater contrast and brightness would be nice (the current screen can also wash out in the sun).

More power would be amusing, but necessary only for bragging rights for most of us. The market demands it in any event.

I would appreciate a pretty bike. The current styling mish-mash is unappealing. I appreciate others like it as part of the cult, but there is a reason the German fashion industry is not influential.
My sentiments exactly. Their aesthetics arent always on point, but damn they've built some epic machines, cars and planes included.
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Fortunately one does not look at the bike when riding.

I also dislike the huge boy-racer RR graphics, but I know others find them appealing; I do not enjoy "look at me!" For me, they are one step away from neon under-lighting. But others like that, too.

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Fortunately one does not look at the bike when riding.

I also dislike the huge boy-racer RR graphics, but I know others find them appealing; I do not enjoy "look at me!" For me, they are one step away from neon under-lighting. But others like that, too.
Haha yea gixxer stickers. Same as the wheel stripes.
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As soon as its public. I will be writing you all a post about the bike. After all, I will have had time to study in length the details and also ride it. I've ridden the HP4 and am looking forward to comparing the new RR to it. I have compared the current RR to it so will be good to see what improvements have been made. The HP4 allows much comparisons to be made when ridden back to back on the same track. Damn surprising the difference. My forum contributions have dropped off lately as everything has reached a plateau. Nothing much to discuss other than replying to technical queries every now and then. The new bike will fuel the fire. Again, I'll be here to help out with the new bike and any issues that arise.
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Some Guys get to have all the FUN !!!!!
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post #1296 of 3569 (permalink) Old 10-01-2018, 08:28 AM
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@bennymx which HP4 are you referring to, the old one or the race? Very interested in your findings.

@gmten I could post pictures from there, but by then there will be press pictures already (if it is launched).
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Again, I'll be here to help out with the new bike and any issues that arise.
As always. Your contributions are immensely invaluable.

I am looking forward to your report.

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Thank you bennymx
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Straight outta Cologne, just in........."I am currently walking on the BMW-stand (if that’s the correct word...) for tomorrow’s press day and there’s no new S1000 RR to see, but a few actual models...so I’d be surprised even more if they presented it tomorrow".............But there were still a few actual S1000 RR, a WSBK S1000, a LOT of R1250 RT and GS, a few heritage models, even F800 R and GT, K1600...nearly the whole range. But I think the F850 GS Adventure will be shown as well and maybe one surprise (the Cruiser maybe?)........Yep. The BMW press brunch will be at 11.30 European time. Then we’ll see what’s what.

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