Posted by Justin on 02 24th, 2010
The criticism of “copying” is trivial considering BMW is probably the most diverse moto manufacturer in the industry. This bike proves BMW can deliver whatever they set their minds to undertake. Take a look at their current catalogue. We as consumers would be lucky to have another OEM pursuing this amount of diversity.
I feel that in this bikes market segment, consumers make a lot of their purchasing decisions based on performance specs and less on cosmetic design. For this reason I will give BMW some slack on the poorly designed bodywork and I hope the bike can stand on its own two wheels against its competition.
Yet another big power claim and stuff all kilos that won’t pull the skin off your custard without reving to the moon. These litre bikes are really only for the track there is not one of them that will pull away easily from the line unless they are doing 6000rpm.
So how about the BMW or is it frankenstine since it is certainly made up from all the present litre bike designs. The only original parts are the damed ugly ugly ugly headlights and fairing.
This bike is suposed to be comparable cost to the Jap bikes, recon it should be they spent nothing on original design just coppied parts. The Aprilia has the best idea a V4 you get torque and power, sure it costs more but for the 95% of riders out there wanting only a litre engine this is the best way. The engine useability will far outstrip all the others in the class.
Here is an interesting video with S1000 RR and Jay Leno:
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