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Paging Chris ..... R1250R

Postby slparry » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:58 pm

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Re: Paging Chris ..... R1250R

Postby ianc53 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:49 pm

Notice there's a new RS as well!

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Re: Paging Chris ..... R1250R

Postby Blackal » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:30 pm

Oooh! Look at that! Pre-e-ety. !

I see hints of original KTM Superduk in the profile, but certainly less clumsy.

That’s nice.
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Postby boxerscott » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:21 pm

OOOOOoooohhh! so exciting 143n/m, nice colours too. I was hoping for this. so new I can not configure one!

So will my panniers , frames , top box, tank bag, nav 5 fit ?

What happened to the little clock protector shield?

A new quickshifter? better than the old one? or not as good?

Will it be at Motorcycle live?

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Postby SP250 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:25 am

God thats ugly - why do modern designers persist in mounting the headlamp about 12" lower than where it should be????????
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Re: Paging Chris ..... R1250R

Postby slparry » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:47 am

boxerscott wrote:OOOOOoooohhh! so exciting 143n/m, nice colours too. I was hoping for this. so new I can not configure one!

So will my panniers , frames , top box, tank bag, nav 5 fit ?

What happened to the little clock protector shield?

A new quickshifter? better than the old one? or not as good?

Will it be at Motorcycle live?

Chris


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Re: Paging Chris ..... R1250R

Postby boxerscott » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:33 am

SP250 wrote:God thats ugly - why do modern designers persist in mounting the headlampo about 12" lower than where it should be????????
Ugly is trending john, look at the ktm headlamps for ugly. Lower headlamps give the front an uncluttered more naked look suited to roadsters and their hipster riders. :wink:

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Re: Paging Chris ..... R1250R

Postby SP250 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:51 am

Ah

Thanks for the explanation Chris - I'll just ride my own road, different from the crowd, not trending and I don't do fashion!

Hipster - wern't they low waist cut jeans for women in the late 60's, early 70's?

Yep and those KTM headlamps look like a baboon's a*se too.
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Re: Paging Chris ..... R1250R

Postby Blackal » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:26 am

I think that MV Augusta Brutale was the first with that ‘droopy-eye’ headlight look?

Not sure I would dive in to the unproven (on Boxers) variable cam timing. Give it a year or so.
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Re: Paging Chris ..... R1250R

Postby Al » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:34 pm

John, I'm with you, the front of most bikes these days look like they have melted in the sun.

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Re: Paging Chris ..... R1250R

Postby boxerscott » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:54 pm

Blackal wrote:
Not sure I would dive in to the unproven (on Boxers) variable cam timing. Give it a year or so.
I am inclined to agree with that philosophy but as far as boxers go and vari cams it may not be new tech.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAEsZy9m_eU


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Re: Paging Chris ..... R1250R

Postby Blackal » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:15 pm

Sorry - meant BMW boxers.

Nothing new about variable timing
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Re: Paging Chris ..... R1250R

Postby dark_knight87 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:14 pm

It's missing the most important part .... a centre stand!

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