Jeez, I was getting all Boxer Cup Prepped to watch the new BMW's shunting each other around at Laguna Seca in July.
But noooooooo. Only in Europe do ve haff ze Cup.
The design looks a little forced in photos; I'm interested to see one in the flesh. One thing's for sure and that is that BMW has entered the power wars in a big way. I wouldn't expect the top end of that 160 crank horsepower to be useable on a naked bike.
At least the long wheelbase will give the rider a chance of keeping the front wheel in reasonable proximity to the ground.
Wow! BMWs come out with another, in the long-line of Sport Tourers More, Aggressive Sport Tourers Slightly more-aggressive Sport Tourer, (but, "Really, its much-more Stylish, than the other guys") and, any other number of Dumb-$hit-Nitch-Cycles that most of us have No-Idea what do with.
And, theyve even created a Racing Series to go along with it.
Hope this keep up! I cant wait for Suzukis (1st Annual, Hayabusa "Go ahead and climb on this SOB, and go road-racing, and see how far you get" Death Match / Holocaust / Blood Bath / Spectacle / "Gimme a hand No! I meant, that one one layin over there!") Race Series.
You is so right. And, I hope none of them bang valve covers on their K-bikes. I was thinking this was the new GS race series. I didn't realize these were the inlines going at it. Should still be fun to watch.
I liked the Boxer Cup, I thought it was a good support race at Daytona. I think this new series will be entertaining. I'd like to ride one of these new K1200R's and see one in person, to me it seems interesting.
I was talking to a guy (22, never rode) yesterday that was interested in getting into Motorcycling, he asked me if I thought an "R1" would be a good starter bike... "OK, what about an R6?"...
One of my nephews, 16, 6'3", maybe 160, (he has ridden an XR-100 for a couple of years) asked me what I thought would be a good starter bike (for the street), I kinda threw out "maybe a GPZ250" but more and more I am thinking a Suzuki DR200SE or Yamaha XT225 dual purpose bike would be better for the first six months to a year. He has wanted me to go to bat for him with his folks but he has to fight that fight, it's hard to encourage those you care about to ride on the street. I will help all I can if he gets the go ahead but he has to have the passion to make it work. If something happened and I was the "instigator" it would be hard to accept.