Guilty as charged.......I just don't want anything worthwhile to pass you by.It was looking good until I got to the weight.....508 lbs. It's a whale, OK maybe not that bad but definitely heavier than the FZ. Steve, you need to go work for a motorcycle magazine, you can't seem to focus on one bike. Got a journalism degree?
I'm not usually a fan of the little bikes, but the KTM 390 with a 325 lb. dry weight has me looking twice. My wife used to have a Seca II 600 that was really light (at that time), only 49 hp but it was so easy to flick into corners if you just carried some speed. I'm a pretty big guy but I like the low weight bikes, but I don't want a wheezy one that has a hard time doing 65 mph.
Yeah, if this is the production version of that beautiful concept, its a BIG shame!the first time i rode a bmw boxer i got off the bike wondering how it was possible to make a motorcycle engine be so unexciting. but you know those germans - they've got the engineering prowess to accomplish anything.
there's just something inherently dull about an even-firing twin. i went through youtube looking for a video clip of a bmw boxer that sounded good and couldn't find a single one. they all sound like they're farting.
sure, the 09's unrefined. it's rough around the edges, raw and brutal. but he's also the life of the party. the r1200 would be his clean-cut older brother who's standing in the corner by himself wondering why no girls are talking to him.
is the r1200 supposed to be the production version of the bmw concept roadster? if so, it's a shame they toned it down so much. the concept roadster at least looks like it has balls.