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Bike Introductions
« on: October 16, 2013, 07:36:53 PM »
Here is the 2014 Erik Buell Racing 1190RX

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/erik-buell-racing-1190rx-2/?utm_source=feedly

Priced under $19K
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 07:55:57 PM »
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 08:59:02 PM »
Here is the 2014 Erik Buell Racing 1190RX

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/erik-buell-racing-1190rx-2/?utm_source=feedly

Priced under $19K


I'd really love to see one of these up close and personal in red.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013, 09:15:14 PM »
It looks very.....hmmmm.....Honda, to me!
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013, 09:16:52 PM »
It looks very.....hmmmm.....Honda, to me!
Other than 184 horse and 55 degree lean angle.
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 05:55:25 PM »
Maybe that is why I like the new Buell?  When I was trading in my CBR600RR in an my CBR1000RA, I did shop around a bit and was interested in looking at a Buell 1125R but there were no new ones anymore.  I've always been interested in Buell because they're so different and very aggressive but just haven't come across one when I was looking for a bike.  As it stands now, it will be a few years before I go bike shopping again (I just paid off my 1000 last month). 
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 08:01:59 PM »
BMW Unveils 2014 R nineT Roadster

surprisingly, this is an airhead.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/1/17217/Motorcycle-Article/BMW-Unveils-2014-R-nineT-Roadster.aspx
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013, 08:05:10 PM »
So.....I'm wondering if the Ducati Duval (?) got to BMW
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2013, 08:05:35 PM »
One guy makes a 300, soon everybody is making a 300....

2014 Honda CBR300R Breaks Cover in China

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2014-honda-cbr300r/?utm_source=feedly
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2013, 09:15:44 PM »
When does Yamaha introduce their version of the 300?
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2013, 10:21:36 PM »
BMW Unveils 2014 R nineT Roadster

What is the genre here: "urban street brawler" or something?  "Muscle cafe racer"?
 
To my jaundiced eye, it looks like a hodgepodge of parts from several bikes of wildly different styles.  Reminds me of Yamaha/Star's bizarre answer to the Harley Sportster 883.
 
That's it!  The perfect nickname for the new BMW!  Das Bolt.
 
. . . At least it doesn't have a beak.  Thank Wotan for small favors!
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2013, 05:21:27 AM »
It looks like BMW's shot at the Diavel. Naked, street fighter?



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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2013, 12:31:53 PM »
Yeah, and the speed triple maybe.
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« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2013, 05:14:40 PM »
 While we wait for Suzuki to announce a suggested retail price for its new-for-2014 V-Strom 1000 ABS, here are 10 reasons to be the first person on your block to put down a deposit on one. 1. Larger, more powerful engine: Redesigned, liquid-cooled, dohc 90-degree V-twin engine now displaces 1037cc and makes a claimed 99 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 76 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm, gains of 2.5 hp and 1.5 lb.-ft. 2. More smiles per gallon: Dual-throttle-valve EFI with 10-hole injectors and two iridium spark plugs per cylinder help engine meet Euro 3 emissions and deliver 16 percent better fuel economy. 3. Reduced buffeting: Windscreen is three-way adjustable for angle (standard, plus 7.5 and 15 degrees) and height (standard, plus 15mm and 30mm). 4. Better handling: New twin-spar aluminum frame is stiffer torsionally and 13 percent lighter than that of previous model. Kayaba inverted 43mm fork and shock are fully adjustable. Axles are 5mm (front) and 8mm (rear) larger in diameter. Claimed curb weight is 502 pounds, 18 less than previous model. 5. Improved rider and passenger comfort: Handlebar is 1.3 inches closer to the rider, footpegs are 0.6 in. farther back, and passenger footpeg position is 1.3 in. higher, moving the pegs forward 0.3 in. 6. Fresh design: Beak-like front-of-bike styling is vaguely reminiscent of 1988 DR750. Stacked dual-bulb headlight has an 18-percent-brighter high beam. 7. Traction control: Three-mode (1, 2, and Off) system monitors front and rear wheel speeds, as well as throttle, crank, and gear position, every four milliseconds to detect wheel spin and reduce engine output. 8. ABS: Radial-mount Tokico monoblock front-brake calipers pinch 310mm floating-mount dual discs. ABS monitors wheel speeds 50 times per rotation and matches stopping power to available traction. Bosch-designed control unit weighs just 2.3 lbs. 9. Available integrated three-piece luggage: Optional 35-liter top case and 26/29-liter saddlebags can be locked and unlocked with the ignition key, and removed without tools. 10. Wide range of accessories: hand guards, high and low seats, centerstand, heated grips, fog lamps, crashbars, aluminum and plastic skid plates, tank bag, aluminum chain guard, and LED turn signals.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/10/17/ten-reasons-to-buy-a-2014-suzuki-v-strom-1000-abs-adventure-bike/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ten-reasons-to-buy-a-2014-suzuki-v-strom-1000-abs-adventure-bike
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Re: Bike Introductions
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2013, 06:59:52 PM »
It looks like BMW's shot at the Diavel. Naked, street fighter? . . .
Yeah, and the speed triple maybe.

Note absence of Telelever front suspension in an R-bike.  Because it looks so ungainly on a naked bike?  (Remember the R1200C cruiser?)
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