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BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:22 AM
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WOW! That's a pretty tragic sight. I started riding 10yrs ago, and no matter how many times you see something like that, it doesn't get any less sobering.

To all of my riders: "Be smart, be careful, pay attention, and think quickly."

To all of my drivers: "Be smart, be careful, pay attention, and think quickly."

BTW, that looked like a Honda RC45 in the pic... That's a pretty rare machine these days!
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:02 PM
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That was a sad story and a reminder to watch the speed approaching junctions.

I ride a motorcycle almost every day and try to expect a car or truck to turn in front at any moment. I also drive a car and hope I never turn in front of a bike myself.

Riding is more dangerous but I'd rather be riding my bike than driving the car (although many of you here would think thats because I drive a MB C240!).

We are about to trade in the C240 for a 328i Convertible. Which will I want to take out then - the car or the bike?
I used to ride my bike over the M5...
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:06 PM
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I used to ride my bike over the M5...
My bike is much faster than my car.

Is your bike as fast as your M5?
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:12 PM
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yes for the first 80mph.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:29 PM
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My bike is much faster than my car.

Is your bike as fast as your M5?
I had an old Honda F2, so the M5 would have been quicker. The experience is so much more invigorating on a bike, so much to watch for, see, feel, etc...

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yes for the first 80mph.
I'm sure my 600rr would beat the M5 up to 150, after that it peaks around 163
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:11 AM
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I came to this forum to generate interest in a bike. This was the first thread I read and my previous thoughts are confirmed. A dangerous proposition.
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I came to this forum to generate interest in a bike. This was the first thread I read and my previous thoughts are confirmed. A dangerous proposition.
everything in life is dangerous to one degree or another, mitigate your risk with proper training and proper riding gear.

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The trouble is, at those speeds, by the time you see something, its too late to stop. I like to give the Beemer a squirt every now and then, but I wait until I can see for a couple os ks, preferably at the top of a roise where the road is good and there are no farm houses close to the road. 180ks is a bit enought buzz for me and then only under ideal circumstances.
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