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    dinandan
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    BMW's 100 year Anniversary Bike

    Hello All,

    I've been wondering this question ever since I saw BMW's 80 year anniversary Rockster.

    Any Ideas what BMW's 100 year Anniversary bike will be???

    I have some ideas but I thought I'd get some of the Club's input.


    Thanks

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    If BMW uses this as inspiration I would buy two

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted View Post
    If BMW uses this as inspiration I would buy two

    you know, if they designed the Cruiser to look like this, they would have sold a bajillion.

    my vote for the bike:

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    100th Anniversary Bike

    If they want to sell a bajillion, they should design the bike something like this. My 13 y.o. ready to ride.
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    hmmmm... harley is spending all kinds of money to be relevant to people just a bit older than your son.

    but i don't think it's working.

    make sure your son keeps his leg away from that pipe!

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    Maybe an electric powered GS?

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    I'd buy that in a heart beat!

    Quote Originally Posted by ted View Post
    if bmw uses this as inspiration i would buy two

    +1

    I'm young (<30) and I think a retro bike would be sweet and something special too. Otherwise, go really high end like the HP2 series. A splash of paint and such wouldn't do it for me.

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    I've been wondering this question ever since I saw BMW's 80 year anniversary Rockster.

    Any Ideas what BMW's 100 year Anniversary bike will be???


    R-1300- RS Pearl White with a teal seat, Just a guess but I will buy one..
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    Ed Miller/MCMXCIVRS has it right.

    BMW is not going to build a 100th Anniversary bike that looks like a /2, an Airhead or even an R32. They didn't build a New Isetta or a new 2002 for 2002. They aren't doing retro bikes like Triumph and Ducati.

    BMW is a forward looking company. They are very aware of their past, and very proud of it, but they don't rest on those laurels. We think their current designs are ugly because it takes a while to grow into them. They are designs that reflect what is possible at present.

    The 100th Anniversary bikeS will be whatever the current high end models are at that time with some kind of added package. Look at the R100 Last Editions or the current 30th Anniversary GSes for a clue.
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    As the originator of this thread...

    YES, the three previous posts are exactly right! BMW will not look back but make the 100 year anniversary bike the pinnacle of modern motorcycle technology.

    I don't think the 100 year anniversary bike with be anything but a boxer set-up with shaft drive. The GS line of bikes has its own anniversary so I doubt that will be it. I'm predicting a naked bike (like the Rockster) or a RS type sport touring machine.

    As a relatively young MOA member (my 1983 R80RT is older than me) I would ONLY buy the 100 year anniversary bike if it had the latest technology and looked and performed like nothing ever built before it.

    And yes, I do ALL my own maintenance (this winter I will be rebuilding the top end on my R80RT so it will last until 2023).

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