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    Quote Originally Posted by 40427 View Post
    I think BMW listed a dual seat as one of the many options for the NineT .

    With so many women taking up riding now, maybe BMW's plan is to lure them in to the fold before they start to want riding pillion and are still ready to exert their independence


    'Comfort rear seat' is listed as an accessory.



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    The R nineT is very much like the BMW Lo Rider concept of a few years ago. Keep in mind that was a concept in two parts; a base bike and a mass customization production/sales model. In that production/sales model you went to the dealer selected the bike then picked from a Chinese menu of options to order the bike. BMW would build the bike once ordered and then ship it to you. I was very dubious about how that would work for them. Apparently they came to the same conclusion. With the R nineT you have the bike in front of you to buy, take home right away and customize at will with their bin full of parts or a host of after market parts that no doubt will develop.
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    BMW's idea of a comfort seat looks like it would be ok for the arse of an 18 year old model

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40427 View Post
    BMW's idea of a comfort seat looks like it would be ok for the arse of an 18 year old model


    We are grumpy old men wrapped up in ATGATT (or in my case MTGATT) who have forgotten what it is like to lust after a bike that makes us dream of carving canyons with a scantily clad hottie clinging tightly to our waist as we do.

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Yep, that pretty well describes most of us.

    In my case i can still remember those days, just not sure i could do the hottie justice any longer

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    Beautiful bike.............
    .......almost as nice as a Griso 8V.

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    The Griso is nice, but it's a bit clunky Italian looking compared to the Bavarian super model

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    I wonder if this is, in part, to test the market for going back to a conventional front fork?

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    My guess is its the other way around; market research of the target market said a telescopic fork was a requirement for this niche bike.
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    Not to mention it looks so much better than that pogo stick paralever/telelver and works well by all accounts .

    If the unusual BMW thingy was so good how come no one in any form of competition uses it ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40427 View Post
    The Griso is nice, but it's a bit clunky Italian looking compared to the Bavarian super model


    A bit clunky but oh that V8 engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40427 View Post
    If the unusual BMW thingy was so good how come no one in any form of competition uses it ??
    Probably just one of those pesky inconvenient things called a patent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mika View Post


    We are grumpy old men wrapped up in ATGATT (or in my case MTGATT) who have forgotten what it is like to lust after a bike that makes us dream of carving canyons with a scantily clad hottie clinging tightly to our waist as we do.

    Or, clinging tightly to a scantily clad hottie as she carves her way through canyons. Sounds like more fun to me.
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    We each dream our own dreams and ride our own rides.
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    During a recent trip to Germany I picked up Motorrad magazine special BMW issue 2/2013. Next to a detailed article about the Concept Ninety, they had a lengthy interview with Hans Muth, former BMW Motorrad chief designer and father of the R90S and R100RS asking him about his opinion of the Concept Ninety. Boy, did he tear the thing apart...
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    I'll keep my mostly CF bodied and wheeled R1200S instead:

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