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    Question Flying Brick?????

    Being a newbee not only to motorcycling (one year), but being a newbeeeee to K1200LTs (three weeks), I was wondering about the term BRICK and then the phrase "Flying Brick". I can almost understand the "flying" but don't understand "brick". Bricks are square and clunky. Not my K, it is a flyer. Please enlighten me.. Thanks. Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by donscoin
    Being a newbee not only to motorcycling (one year), but being a newbeeeee to K1200LTs (three weeks), I was wondering about the term BRICK and then the phrase "Flying Brick". I can almost understand the "flying" but don't understand "brick". Bricks are square and clunky. Not my K, it is a flyer. Please enlighten me.. Thanks. Don
    Flat four. Not a boxer. Engine is a brick, not the bike.

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    The engine block is square, heavy and "reliable as a ...." and when they were first were introduced, K bike seemed fast enough (for a BMW) to fly.
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    '94 (Beta) R11RS, ( RIP 12-5-2010 courtesy of blind left turning cage driver ) ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by donscoin
    Being a newbee not only to motorcycling (one year), but being a newbeeeee to K1200LTs (three weeks), I was wondering about the term BRICK and then the phrase "Flying Brick". I can almost understand the "flying" but don't understand "brick". Bricks are square and clunky. Not my K, it is a flyer. Please enlighten me.. Thanks. Don
    My understanding of the "Flying Brick" nickname is that it does indeed generally describe the appearance of the rectangular engine slung beneath the frame/rider on the early unfaired (or barely faired) K100/K75, but that the term now applies to all K-bikes.
    Seattle, WA
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    2002 R1150RT-P
    1992 K75S sold

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    The fastest rider I have ever seen on the road was on a K 75. It was during the 1998 National in Missoula, and he was headed the other way, east bound out of the Lolo Pass, going through a corner at what looked like Superbike speed.

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