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    not so retired henzilla's Avatar
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    New generation 2015 Roadster

    snipped this from Bench Racing...thanks Jon

    The R 12 R in it's new clothes. Love it /Hate it...it's here

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    Love it. Can't wait to ride it. Might make a nice stable mate to my RT.
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    Hate it because I told myself I wouldn't buy another Roadster but I want one. I hate when that happens
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mika View Post
    Hate it because I told myself I wouldn't buy another Roadster but I want one. I hate when that happens
    Helen's comment as well
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    I could see one of those in my future a few years down the road.
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    Roadster

    This model has a cool factor.

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    I like it, but still wondering why BMW is moving away from the paralever system ? I know of course there are improvements in hydraulics , and forks only are less weight , less complexity ...maybe that's reason enough ?

    Saw a photo of one with side panniers ,...they look small ?...I never say never but I think I'll keep my "04" Roadster.

    I would like to try out that 125 HP engine though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71243 View Post
    I like it, but still wondering why BMW is moving away from the paralever system ?
    I think you meant telelever. The reason is lack of space within their design constraints. They need room for the radiator. Adding both radiator and telelever doesn't fit the design they have in mind. Perhaps it ruins the visual balance.

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    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    I think you meant telelever. The reason is lack of space within their design constraints. They need room for the radiator. Adding both radiator and telelever doesn't fit the design they have in mind. Perhaps it ruins the visual balance.
    I think BMW is trying to attract younger riders. The telelever is an outstanding front end, but not sporty enough.
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    I like the bike well enough, but the big garish R on the tank is less appealing.
    BMW R bike rider, horizontally opposed to everything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71243 View Post
    I like it, but still wondering why BMW is moving away from the paralever system ? I know of course there are improvements in hydraulics , and forks only are less weight , less complexity ...maybe that's reason enough ?

    Saw a photo of one with side panniers ,...they look small ?...I never say never but I think I'll keep my "04" Roadster.

    I would like to try out that 125 HP engine though.
    This is par of the sport class now and the market demands telescopic forks.
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    The product manager in the interview claims the upside down forks do the trick...slightly paraphrased of course.
    They are not /5 era technology forks here fellas. Ride it you'll probably like it and not miss the older design...or you will and be grumpy
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    The product manager in the interview claims the upside down forks do the trick...slightly paraphrased of course.
    They are not /5 era technology forks here fellas. Ride it you'll probably like it and not miss the older design...or you will and be grumpy
    What kinda' oil do you think they use in those forks Steve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71243 View Post
    Saw a photo of one with side panniers ,...they look small ?...I never say never but I think I'll keep my "04" Roadster.

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