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BMW Motorrad in the news, again
- Subject: BMW Motorrad in the news, again
- From: "Steve Makohin" <wateredg@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 09:46:46 -0400
Cycle Canada's June '05 issue has more BMW bike presence as follows:
o Page 8 & 9 (3/4), "HP sauce for the GS", subtitled "New HP2 model
the first in a series of limited editions." The article features two
large pictures of the GS. It appears BMW Motorrad is aiming the
limited edition GS as winning the Baja 500 and other races. The
article sites that the engineering team was "without the usual
constraints facing mass-market production models." GS fans
should check their drooling at the door, as this may mean that
HP2 model will have limited dealer support. "New" technology
includes a non-hydraulic gas shock, and traditional forks which
are more suited to high-travel off-road riding.
o Page 10 features BMW's Airflow helmet which features ample
doses of a high-tech mesh design for new levels of breathing.
The helmet passes the ECE 22-05 standard, and is not available
in Canada. BMW also announced the SportIntegral Carbon full-
face helmet which weighs in at about 1 kg. That's around 35%
less than typical full-face helmets.
o Page 27: Full page R1200ST ad "You vs. yourself"
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- -Steve Makohin
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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