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    Very nice pictures. Have to say they successfully tempted me to read the review too.

    I thought, "so a normal looking bike from BMW?", then I saw the baboon butt tail lamps....doh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken cool View Post
    Wish it was mine... it would go to a lot of places...
    Yes I do agree, looking at your 220 and R1

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    It really did not create any problems for me, be it in traffic... I was stuck in South Ex for about 25 mins, did about 150 metres during those 25 mins! But I did not feel marinated! And this, we are talking about midsummer!
    Must have remembered R1 at that time

    P.S : Sorry to ask a stupid question as I have not got any satisfactory answers anywhere. Any reason that most BMW bikes have exhaust on the other side ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2strokerama View Post
    Very nice pictures. Have to say they successfully tempted me to read the review too.

    I thought, "so a normal looking bike from BMW?", then I saw the baboon butt tail lamps....doh!
    In real life... far from normal!

    And the the taillights are Beautiful!

    Quote Originally Posted by prateek2210 View Post
    Yes I do agree, looking at your 220 and R1


    Must have remembered R1 at that time

    P.S : Sorry to ask a stupid question as I have not got any satisfactory answers anywhere. Any reason that most BMW bikes have exhaust on the other side ?
    BMW is different... unconventional... other than on the S1000RR of course... which tries to stick to convention, but still gets ahead!
    The Wheel was a great invention; Two Wheels with a Motor in between was even better!


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    Kenda: how do you manage to do these stuff in midst of your busy schedule & that too a brilliant review? From your word, seems like THE BEST tool for touring for guys who are not cruiser lover (by style) & would like to have a "Sports Bike" in their garage.
    Hassle free, good FE touring Big bike. May I have that kind of money someday so that my wife stops complaining being a pillion on my 220

    Kudos da.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken cool View Post
    And the the taillights are Beautiful!
    Well, the turn signals are indeed beautiful. But the brake lamp is so red and 'shapely' and appears so abruptly out of the nowhere of black, that it flashes images of a baboon's ass in my head. My curse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rx100.7050 View Post
    Kenda: how do you manage to do these stuff in midst of your busy schedule & that too a brilliant review? From your word, seems like THE BEST tool for touring for guys who are not cruiser lover (by style) & would like to have a "Sports Bike" in their garage.
    Hassle free, good FE touring Big bike. May I have that kind of money someday so that my wife stops complaining being a pillion on my 220

    Kudos da.
    Thanks!

    Boss the pillion seat is so comfy that even the rider would want to sit there. I wonder what they were thinking when they designed the pillion seat. Yes, very good touring machine indeed!

    Quote Originally Posted by 2strokerama View Post
    Well, the turn signals are indeed beautiful. But the brake lamp is so red and 'shapely' and appears so abruptly out of the nowhere of black, that it flashes images of a baboon's ass in my head. My curse.
    Haha!

    But it is beautiful.
    The Wheel was a great invention; Two Wheels with a Motor in between was even better!


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    Ken Da: Your romance with the Bavarians continues! And who better than you to write about em, again a fabulous write up for an equally deserving steed.

    By the way, you mentioned the k1300S also got reviewed, I couldnt find a link for it. Can you please share it..
    "Never recreate from your memory, always imagine new places"

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    Brilliant review Ken da. Excellent narration and pics. Simple words, no drama yet very crisp and clear and just what i was looking for. Real world sorta feedback. This is the kind of review that will help potential buyers (I'm not in the market for it yet, sadly , nevertheless, very well put )

    Just a couple of questions and finer points in your review I would like to appreciate.

    1. Is this available in India currently? The price tag of INR 15L is ex-showroom i assume (includes Indian invoice, bill and warranty, duty paid etc.?)

    2. I could calculate an FE of 20kmpl so that makes it a very effective and practical bike to own - commuter if you want to enjoy it everyday and mile muncher for those long rides outta town

    3. How is the service backup and spare parts availability for beemer bikes in India?

    4. Does this require high octane fuel to run without knocking or other issues?

    5. For INR 1L the add-on's are definitely worth it.

    6. If i had the moolah, i would buy this instead of the FZ-1 or the CB1000R. This looks understated but to the keen eye, its a subtle yet very classy looking machine

    7. With the engine heads protruding outwards on either sides, is there any kind of protective guard available that can be bolted on (without modifications) to the frame or the bike? If the bike does fall what kind of damage would this part suffer (with or without the guard)?

    Thanks in advance for answering my Q's
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    Quote Originally Posted by n_aditya View Post
    Brilliant review Ken da. Excellent narration and pics. Simple words, no drama yet very crisp and clear and just what i was looking for. Real world sorta feedback. This is the kind of review that will help potential buyers (I'm not in the market for it yet, sadly , nevertheless, very well put )

    Just a couple of questions and finer points in your review I would like to appreciate.


    3. How is the service backup and spare parts availability for beemer bikes in India?

    4. Does this require high octane fuel to run without knocking or other issues?

    6. If i had the moolah, i would buy this instead of the FZ-1 or the CB1000R. This looks understated but to the keen eye, its a subtle yet very classy looking machine


    Thanks in advance for answering my Q's
    BMW 2 wheeler division hasn't officially arrived in India. They are selling it through their existing car dealer network. Spare parts shouldn't be a problem considering BMW's brand name is at stake but you know what had happened with Ducati.

    It must be running on high compression ratio, so isn't that High Octane fuel will work only!?

    FZ1 & CB1000R is of totally different category. This is exactly a bike for people who would rarely go to the tracks but would love to take the off beaten track

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