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Old 06-13-2012, 08:07 AM   #21
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:08 AM   #22
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ive had the
HONDA CBR 1000rr
rode for a few weeks a GSXR1000
still have a Hayabusa
owned a RSV1000R factory
owned a BMWS1000RR
owned a DUCATI 1098.

in my opnion the best bike out of all of these was the S1000rr
followed by the HONDA, and after that the Aprilia.

one bike a lot of people drool over is the DUCATI and i can tell you unless its just a second/track only bike i would not want another ducati..

but like its mentioned above until you ride the BMW you dont know what you are missing.. only reason i didnt buy another one was finances. but soon i will be back on the S1000 again.
so your opinion is based on toodling down public streets? Just want to be clear that you're suggesting that the BMW is best at being a cruiser instead of a sportbike.
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Rode my BMW at the track for the first time and it was awesome. I have a 2009 GSXR 1000 with everything you can put on it and in my opinion the stock BMW performed just as good if not better. Only thing I plan to change are the front forks... Ohlins RT Forks and it will be Golden.
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How much is maintenance? What is the service schedule on the BMW? My R1 along with most bikes is every 4K miles and cost me under $200 per maintenance, and if I wasn't so mechanically un-inclined would cost less. bikes are so reliable just wondering if the BMW is just as reliable?
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Rode my BMW at the track for the first time and it was awesome. I have a 2009 GSXR 1000 with everything you can put on it and in my opinion the stock BMW performed just as good if not better. Only thing I plan to change are the front forks... Ohlins RT Forks and it will be Golden.

That's kind of a massive change, don't you think?
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With the cost of my bike and all the accessories it came out to be more than a stock BMW! That's one thing I do not like about bikes! Right off the bat you are going to spend 2K for a new exhuast, new levers, grips, etc. European bikes seem to be more refined coming out of the box.
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With the cost of my bike and all the accessories it came out to be more than a stock BMW! That's one thing I do not like about bikes! Right off the bat you are going to spend 2K for a new exhuast, new levers, grips, etc. European bikes seem to be more refined coming out of the box.
Why wouldn't you spend that same money on a Euro bike?
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so your opinion is based on toodling down public streets? Just want to be clear that you're suggesting that the BMW is best at being a cruiser instead of a sportbike.
uuuhhhh thata negative there is nothing about that bike that is a cruiser... sorry if you never had the chance to ride one you would know what im talking about

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Rode my BMW at the track for the first time and it was awesome. I have a 2009 GSXR 1000 with everything you can put on it and in my opinion the stock BMW performed just as good if not better. Only thing I plan to change are the front forks... Ohlins RT Forks and it will be Golden.
PO-Po see this is what im talking about i took all of the bike to the track besides the gixxer and the busa. BMW was to me by far the better one on the track and off the track and without having to spend 5k to get it there.. while blowing by everyones worked bike...

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How much is maintenance? What is the service schedule on the BMW? My R1 along with most bikes is every 4K miles and cost me under $200 per maintenance, and if I wasn't so mechanically un-inclined would cost less. bikes are so reliable just wondering if the BMW is just as reliable?
after the first service i would says it fairly similar in prices.. i would spend about 300 or so... sometimes less sometimes more

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THe problem is most of these people have BMW envy. Its a superior machine with equal riders will spank your little rice burner. Also, its VERY comfortable for a sportbike. I Did the whole 3 sisters to houston and back run on it with some saddle bags, was a blast. Most people knock it havent even ridden it. Granted some people think its expensive, but really its not...
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Why wouldn't you spend that same money on a Euro bike?
most of the stuff isnt as cheap as teh stuff so no need.
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THe problem is most of these people have BMW envy. Its a superior machine with equal riders will spank your little rice burner. Also, its VERY comfortable for a sportbike. I Did the whole 3 sisters to houston and back run on it with some saddle bags, was a blast. Most people knock it havent even ridden it. Granted some people think its expensive, but really its not...
To each their own. I certainly don't envy ANY manufacturer. Even if I had all the money in the world I'd still buy a Kawasaki or a Yamaha because hey, that's just what I like.
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For those of us with wives will know what I'm talking about! I just spent 13K on a new bike and now I have to spend another 3K to add to it! Talk about a off wife! They don't understand why we have to add all this stuff! They just see $$$$! So if the stock BMW will out-perform bikes in every category than why not buy one!
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THe problem is most of these people have BMW envy...
That's something your mom tells you when you're actually just ugly or fat and that's why the other kids pick on you.


The article even states that the majority of riders will never come close to the true performance capabilities of any of the bikes tested.


Can you be happy because the bike you like won the road test portion of a subjective magazine article? Sure.


Should anyone else really give a ? Probably not.
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That's kind of a massive change, don't you think?
No, not massive at all compared to what you have to change on the gsxr to be anywhere near competitive. The gsxr I had to change front and rear suspension, full exhaust, bazzaz programmer with traction control and auto tunner, brake lines, $255 veserah xx brake pads, and much more which cost me over 5gs easy. All I have to do is put $2500 set of forks on the BMW and it out performs my gsxr on braking with stock brakes and horse power completely stock.
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To each their own. I certainly don't envy ANY manufacturer. Even if I had all the money in the world I'd still buy a Kawasaki or a Yamaha because hey, that's just what I like.
But you never RODE a BMW...its just not right to say that.
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zee germans knock the snot out of all the other bikes. never been on such a comfortable sports bike
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Oh yeah forgot about the $250 R1 cushion seat I had to add becuase my gooch was killing me on the stock one!
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But you never RODE a BMW...its just not right to say that.
I don't WANT to ride a BMW. I'm glad you love their bikes so much but you don't need to work so hard to convince others to like them too.
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Yeah, I read that review earlier. Pretty darn sweet, but kind of like some of the others said, what the @#% is up with the headlights? BMW's been doing weird stuff with the front ends for a while...not sure what the deal is there. Badass bike though, I'd love to ride one. I suppose I'll own one at some point, just need to clear some space. Admittedly the idea of a 'comfortable' sportbike is just pretty appealing after riding my RC51 for the last five years. It's a pretty awesome bike too but comfort is not one if its attributes!
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