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    Electric with 300 mile range.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    Electric with 500 mile range
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    Electric and self-charging
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    Nitromethane and wheelie bars
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    Guess I am an outlier. Never in my riding experience have I needed more power. So here's my wish list:

    Less weight.
    Better illumination front and back (bigger, brighter).
    Run-flat tires.
    Fully enclosed electrics so can ride through a carwash.
    Royce
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    2012 F800ST

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    Quote Originally Posted by skibumwi View Post
    A really beautiful woman with questionable morals.
    What do you plan to do as she rides off with your motorcycle?

    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Electric with 300 mile range.
    And a quick recharge capability.
    Ed Miller, Calgary, AB
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    300 miles electric, belt drive and 450 dry weight.

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    How about fenders that actually keep crap off the bike, and an oil filter that doesn't have you make a mess when it's time to change it, and is not exposed to things flung off the front tire...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtbob View Post
    integrate GPS and normal operation choice via wonder wheel in one display
    I like the idea of a separate GPS unit for people who keep their bikes a long time.
    If the unit is built in you're stuck with it forever.

    On my last car I got a built in GPS, but ten years from now that unit will probably seem like a old 12" black and white TV.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EUGENE View Post
    300 miles electric, belt drive and 450 dry weight.
    and able to be fully recharged in 15 minutes on a 20 amp, 120 v household circuit.
    Kevin Huddy
    The Outpost, Silver City, Montana

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    K900rs

    I would like a K900RS - a 900cc three-cylinder counterbalanced version of the K1200RS (brick) engine in a trellis frame (like the classic K-bikes and modern boxers) with inverted front forks, Paralever rear end, all the modern tires, suspension, and latest ABS tricks. However, stop short of ESA, key-less ignition, and other complex solutions looking for a problem. Not sure if I would want to keep the K1200 stroke, or bore it and short stroke it for more zip. Emphasis on the classic sport-touring function.
    Greg Feeler
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    1972 R75/5, 1990 K75, 1990 K1, 1992 K75S, 2003 K1200RS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I like the idea of a separate GPS unit for people who keep their bikes a long time.
    If the unit is built in you're stuck with it forever.

    On my last car I got a built in GPS, but tens years from now that unit will probably seem like a old 12" black and white TV.


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    TVís got cheap but figure out in todayís dollars what that stereo cost we used to pay a lot to listen to music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    TVís got cheap but figure out in todayís dollars what that stereo cost we used to pay a lot to listen to music.
    And, you should see the prices a lot of that vintage high-end stereo gear is bringing now! They truly don't make it like they used to.
    Greg Feeler
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    1972 R75/5, 1990 K75, 1990 K1, 1992 K75S, 2003 K1200RS

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    I'm pretty happy with what I got now.
    I would like tires that last 3 times longer than what's available now thou..
    Replacing tires as often as I do is expensive.

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    A TFT instrument panel with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, controllable through the wonder wheel. And better taillights and brake lights.

    Best,
    DeVern
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    1983 R80ST ó 1984 R80 G/S-PD ó 2004 K1200GT w/Hannigan S/C ó 2010 K1300GT ó 2018 R1200GS
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