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remanking wrote:
B.M.W. (Bring More Weight)
The actual translation of "Bayerische Motoren Werke" is "Bring Money Withya". :) While BMW prices are competitive in the UK, BMW North America's prices can be 20% or more above the Japanese competition, with German cachet as the only apparent justification.

I once owned an R1100RS (bought used) and loved to ride it. It handled much better than the ST1100 it replaced, and the Telelever front end was great. Though the BMW was less powerful than the ST, it was also 150lb lighter, so performance was better.

But the RS was very expensive to maintain. All tolled, including tires, it cost me more than $1200 over the 12,000 mile maintenance cycle. None of the Hondas I currently own even comes close to that.
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