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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 08:32 AM
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Looks like shaft drive? If so, shaft drive and retro don't even belong in the same sentence.

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Oh, I don't know...BMW has used shaft drive for some time. This one is from 1923...

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LOL I stand corrected.

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It looks like Confederate motorcycles is in charge of the styling on that thing.
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looks horrid... love their engines but the styling.. not that much
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Meh...this would be more like what would interest me:
The neo-retro design being teased by BMW is Sooooooo Ugley it hurts my eyes.

The one pictured above would be welcomed in my garage.... anytime!

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Out of the 50 odd bikes I've had, the one that I regret ever selling was my 1975 R90s. What a great bike it was too. Smooth, comfy, well built, reliable, user friendly, and gorgeous as well! BMW should build a new bike with all the mod cons of 2012, and the style of 1975. Lord knows what it would cost, but I'd be seriously tempted!
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I feel the same way about my '60 R60. I sold it with over 100k on it, but hardly a day goes by that I don't wish I had it back.

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First Honda, now BMW. I'm sensing a trend.

I know! When's Triumph gonna get on the retro bandwagon???
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