That Aprilia comercial is a hoot. Its a shame the holier than thou crowd would have a duck fit, if it was shown in the US of A.
On another note, I still think that Supermoto can take off in America. It has a great spectator bang for the buck going for it. It has a pretty good TV broadcst quality to it. The proper promoter/regulators could get it up to the supercross level of coverage. It could be staged in arenas, allowing for spectator veiwing and ease of TV coverage.
Common, a kid playing in the sand with a /2, give me a break. No doubt there were a few whipper snappers long ago wishing they had one of those god awful ugly bimmers, but for the most part lust for a BMW shows up at a later age. Don't misunderstand me, I think classic 50's and 60's /2s are some of the most beautiful motorcycles ever made, but as a kid I thought they sucked. Funny, in the ad he spends his formative years dreaming of owning and riding a great handling BMW motorcycle, and when he grows up and finally pulls the trigger, he buys a R1200C. Yes it handles great for a cruiser, but it's still a cruiser. But, we knew he was going to buy the wrong model didn't we, when he didn't dump his ***** girlfriend and get a R100RS.
Agree--that was the most maudlin attempt at appealing to empty nest boomers I've seen yet. Don't they know the entire targeted audience (at least those who can afford a BMW) have already bought a Harley that just sits in the garage collecting dust except for the occasional white-knuckler to Starbucks in perfect weather? WTF kind of people does BMW think actually buy BMW motorcycles anyway? Somebody there does need to be tested for adult-onset diabetes. And omigod that silly music goes beyond cheezy into a realm I thought was reserved for erectile dysfunction products.