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Re: Would you consider buying a BMW R1200RS?
Reply #20 on: 19 June, 2017, 02:11:08 PM
*Originally Posted by SaturnV [+]
Thought they already had; it's called the Fireblade  :mfrlol:

Prefer a bike that is usable on real roads! After the TT this year I wonder if they'll sell any.
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Re: Would you consider buying a BMW R1200RS?
Reply #21 on: 21 June, 2017, 08:29:33 AM
*Originally Posted by Ali-bear [+]
Prefer a bike that is usable on real roads! After the TT this year I wonder if they'll sell any.

Me too!  And my BACK says AMEN to that  :mfrlol:   Didn't see the TT, just the TV highlights of practice sessions scare me too much  :087:

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Re: Would you consider buying a BMW R1200RS?
Reply #22 on: 21 June, 2017, 10:53:26 AM
*Originally Posted by Ali-bear [+]
After the TT this year I wonder if they'll sell any.


Don't follow the TT, HATE motorcycles. what happened to say the above please. :465:
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Re: Would you consider buying a BMW R1200RS?
Reply #23 on: 21 June, 2017, 01:23:55 PM
*Originally Posted by Robo [+]
what happened to say the above please. :465:

I don't follow road racing or superbikes very closely myself, but I did see all of the TT coverage on ITV4 this year. From what I gather there is a new model Fireblade and its doing OK on the Superbike circuits. But in the road races it's been fairly horrible. It chucked Martin McGuinness off before the TT breaking his leg in the process. He said it was something to do with the electronics. And during the TT it chucked Guy Martin off - he was hurt and shaken up but not broken, but he declined to ride it in again the Senior race.

In contrast Micheal Dunlop won the Senior race on the GSX-R, which is also a new model this year.

So it kind-of gives the new Fireblade a bit of a poor showing.
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Re: Would you consider buying a BMW R1200RS?
Reply #24 on: 21 June, 2017, 02:50:01 PM

In contrast Micheal Dunlop won the Senior race on the GSX-R, which is also a new model this year.

So it kind-of gives the new Fireblade a bit of a poor showing.
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 Not really surprising there is nothing else available that comes close to GSX-R at the moment.

 Going of topic slightly there is rumours of some new suzuki bikes for 2018 or 2019 from what I have been told they will be light weight mid capacity bikes fitted with turbo chargers and inter coolers that will have the latest  suzuki VVT valve gear, which will give better torque, HP, and performance  than any of the present large capacity bikes all in a lightweight bike, they are going to make the rest of the stuff on the road look very dated
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Re: Would you consider buying a BMW R1200RS?
Reply #25 on: 10 June, 2020, 10:34:11 PM
NO