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RE: BMW Motorcycles featured prominently in Cycle World magazine

I kind of think that bringing our a new boxer (1200 hexhead) runs counter to the idea that they're trying to kill it. There are reports of stock R1200's putting out 103 bhp at the rear wheel, so I suggest that you ride one of the new generation before suggesting they're down on power. Apologies if you already have.


> > Front cover is a backdrop of silver K1200S...
> I can't help but think BMW is trying to kill the boxer (again).
> That K1200S is one fine-looking motorcycle (and comes in my favorite shade of
> blue). That combined with what sounds like world-class performance stands to
> seriously erode my long-time bias towards twins--of any make.
> Especially considering that the boxer remains down on power (BMW ought to
> bring out a blown ~850), and in terms of styling, the twins these days range
> from "What do you expect, it's a GS" (at best) to "What the hell were they
> thinking?".
> At least I still love the looks of my R11RS!
> John D