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    What sidecar rig is in the Sprint Framily plan cellphone commercial?

    There is a Sprint Framily plan cellphone commercial currently airing that shows a boxer twin sidecar rig belching smoke. Is it a Beemer? It looks old and the valve covers are black and flat. Those valve covers do not look BMW-ish.
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    I think it is an early Dnepr, Russian made motorcycle. Copy of a WWll era BMW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdimon View Post
    There is a Sprint Framily plan cellphone commercial currently airing that shows a boxer twin sidecar rig belching smoke. Is it a Beemer? It looks old and the valve covers are black and flat. Those valve covers do not look BMW-ish.
    Valve covers flat but finned & looked like silver or bare alu castings to me.
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    Chinese copy. sometimes sold as old BMW's on Ebay.

    http://www.chang-jiang.com/bmw/welcome.html#CJ750

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    Yeah, looks like a Chang Jiang flattie. Russians copied the Germans, Chinese copied the Russians.
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    I'm remembering when the Chinese started copying the Delta power tools ~1970's and not so long after the tools were made there by Delta-on purpose. Watch for the "made in" label on future BMW's... like my "Rotax"?
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    The only time I've seen a rear tire smoke like that was at a Sturgis barbeque!

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