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BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:25 PM
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I just read the specs on them....HOLY CRAP ! The 985 has a power-to-weight ratio of (get this) 2.2 lbs. per HP....TWO-POINT-TWO ! With pistons the size of a small-block Chevy, and 12-to-1 compression....man, that sumbitch must *RIP* when you go to WFO throttle....
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I just read the specs on them....HOLY CRAP ! The 985 has a power-to-weight ratio of (get this) 2.2 lbs. per HP....TWO-POINT-TWO ! With pistons the size of a small-block Chevy, and 12-to-1 compression....man, that sumbitch must *RIP* when you go to WFO throttle....
Yeah, I forgot to mention its the most powerful production bike to be had. Uses a Ducati V-Twin. Pure Italian goodness. Reminds me of something from Akira.
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:39 PM
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I bet the top speed (or any speed above 70mph) is kind of hindered by the lack of fairings and real windshield..
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Yeah, I forgot to mention its the most powerful production bike to be had. Uses a Ducati V-Twin. Pure Italian goodness. Reminds me of something from Akira.
Yeah, when I saw the Desmo valvetrain, I figured it was a Duck....
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I bet the top speed (or any speed above 70mph) is kind of hindered by the lack of fairings and real windshield..
I did a lot of riding in the days before fairings, and high-speed runs were always an adventure....we referred to it as "the hundred-mile-an-hour pullup".... :-)
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