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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #80 on: July 22, 2016, 11:57:03 am »
Amidst all this noise, confusion and HP2 bashing, can we PLEASE HAVE THE INITIAL RIDING IMPRESSIONS?  :ricky:
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #81 on: July 22, 2016, 11:58:24 am »
Classic looks without the pain of riding and maintaining 40-50 year old bike. What's not to like?

This is where riders yearning for the old "feel" of biking is falling short. You can only really experience a 1950/60's scrambler by riding a 1950/60's scrambler.

No short-cuts here I'm afraid.

I don't want to experience a 60s motorcycle. I had one and they're pieces of shit compared to modern bikes. I like the modern take on classics
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #82 on: July 22, 2016, 12:07:01 pm »
Amidst all this noise, confusion and HP2 bashing, can we PLEASE HAVE THE INITIAL RIDING IMPRESSIONS?  :ricky:

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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #83 on: July 22, 2016, 12:12:44 pm »
Amidst all this noise, confusion and HP2 bashing, can we PLEASE HAVE THE INITIAL RIDING IMPRESSIONS?  :ricky:

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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #84 on: July 22, 2016, 12:12:56 pm »
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #85 on: July 22, 2016, 12:25:02 pm »
Classic looks without the pain of riding and maintaining 40-50 year old bike. What's not to like?

This is where riders yearning for the old "feel" of biking is falling short. You can only really experience a 1950/60's scrambler by riding a 1950/60's scrambler.

No short-cuts here I'm afraid.

I don't want to experience a 60s motorcycle. I had one and they're pieces of shit compared to modern bikes. I like the modern take on classics


My point. A 1950's/60's scrambler was a scrambler not a parody of one.

I also had lots of 1960's motorcycles and they were certainly not pieces of shit.
For their time time they were magnificent, and although surpassed and vastly improved upon, many simple virtues have been sadly lost in the process which could go a long way to explain the retro or modern classic interest.
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #86 on: July 22, 2016, 12:30:52 pm »
I don't want to experience a 60s motorcycle. I had one and they're pieces of shit compared to modern bikes. I like the modern take on classics

Ja, dis soos toe ek in 2011 vir my n 1974 Big 6 gekoop het. Lyk kwaai, maar hel daai ding se suspension is nie lekker nie.


The HP2 was a cute idea. BMW buggered it up with the motor they put in, the standard 1200 would have worked fine and would at least have been reliable.


Now you got me going. YOU are talking shit. "Cute" - fuck off. Motor "unreliable" - FUCK OFF! Another ignorant bigot.
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #87 on: July 22, 2016, 12:35:38 pm »
Perfect for stirrers and trolls who cannot afford BMW's. (Joh! some have messed this thread up with the handbag swinging but at least it was not helmet swinging like my youth.  >:D)



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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #88 on: July 22, 2016, 01:33:48 pm »
Classic looks without the pain of riding and maintaining 40-50 year old bike. What's not to like?

This is where riders yearning for the old "feel" of biking is falling short. You can only really experience a 1950/60's scrambler by riding a 1950/60's scrambler.

No short-cuts here I'm afraid.

I don't want to experience a 60s motorcycle. I had one and they're pieces of shit compared to modern bikes. I like the modern take on classics
My point. A 1950's/60's scrambler was a scrambler not a parody of one.

I also had lots of 1960's motorcycles and they were certainly not pieces of shit.
For their time time they were magnificent, and although surpassed and vastly improved upon, many simple virtues have been sadly lost in the process which could go a long way to explain the retro or modern classic interest.

Look, of course I appreciate what they were at the time but it's a bit like fondly remembering your ex girlfriend. You tend to forget those times she tried to stab you.

I agree they could've named it something else but I don't see any problem with building something that purely tries to appeal to nostalgia.
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #89 on: July 22, 2016, 01:41:33 pm »
Classic looks without the pain of riding and maintaining 40-50 year old bike. What's not to like?

This is where riders yearning for the old "feel" of biking is falling short. You can only really experience a 1950/60's scrambler by riding a 1950/60's scrambler.

No short-cuts here I'm afraid.

I don't want to experience a 60s motorcycle. I had one and they're pieces of shit compared to modern bikes. I like the modern take on classics

The modern take on classics has the definite and huge advantage of getting the NOW technology in brakes and suspension.

BUT....you may be surprised to learn that a 1960's scrambler with it's kak brakes and suspension, but ONLY 25HP, is actually experience-wise similar to a 100+hp
motorcycle with better suspension and brakes. The equilibrium is maintained. :thumleft:
 

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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #90 on: July 22, 2016, 01:49:39 pm »
 
hee, hee   :pot:

.... so what do I call my "scrambler" ....  without being lynched ....
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #91 on: July 22, 2016, 01:50:38 pm »

hee, hee   :pot:

.... so what do I call my "scrambler" ....  without being lynched ....

Can't see it, there's a fat pig in the way  :peepwall:
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« Reply #92 on: July 22, 2016, 01:52:51 pm »

hee, hee   :pot:

.... so what do I call my "scrambler" ....  without being lynched ....

Can't see it, there's a fat pig in the way  :peepwall:

Keep it nice, I am sensitive about my (and my scrambler's) weight ....
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #93 on: July 22, 2016, 01:58:32 pm »

Maybe the weight is why we cannot get a "lift-off" .....   :imaposer:

.... I mean my scrambler cannot get a lift-off .....
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #94 on: July 22, 2016, 02:35:36 pm »
HP 2 Is a Super Enduro with 21" front and "18  inch back. Performance motor (compared to std GS motor at the time) Frame by HPN suspension setup that differs from most other BMW's. Serious off road machine with racing pedigree. Google HP2 at Erzberg if you are still in any doubt.

Thank you.

Although I knew about the more powerful engine, I did not know about the larger wheels, nor the specialised suspension setup.  I will certainly Google, not because I doubt what you said, but because it interests me and it is clear that my understanding of the HP2 (sort of a GS with all the unnecessary bits removed) was a tad off.




I routinely take my HP quarry-shredding , or jumping sand whoops that a regular GS simply cannot sustain, without exhausting the rider, and breaking the bike. The difference between an HP and a GS is much the same as a Petronas Mclaren Mercedes and an AMG C-Class, I'd say.
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« Reply #95 on: July 22, 2016, 02:38:08 pm »


Thank you.

Although I knew about the more powerful engine, I did not know about the larger wheels, nor the specialised suspension setup.  I will certainly Google, not because I doubt what you said, but because it interests me and it is clear that my understanding of the HP2 (sort of a GS with all the unnecessary bits removed) was a tad off.

I routinely take my HP quarry-shredding , or jumping sand whoops that a regular GS simply cannot sustain, without exhausting the rider, and breaking the bike. The difference between an HP and a GS is much the same as a Petronas Mclaren Mercedes and an AMG C-Class, I'd say.

Yeah.  I have done some Googling and consider myself educated.   :thumleft:
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« Reply #96 on: July 22, 2016, 02:42:12 pm »
I was waiting for Dom to rush in here. :imaposer:

Nothing cute about the lowrider called HP2.
Probably why so many shortarses on this forum ride one. Mine has 70 000kms on it. Damn those reliability issues, like having to oil the chain every two years.
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #97 on: July 22, 2016, 02:46:23 pm »

Maybe the weight is why we cannot get a "lift-off" .....   :imaposer:

.... I mean my scrambler cannot get a lift-off .....


 :sip: It looks like the jack holding that bike up was photo-shopped out of the picture.
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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #98 on: July 22, 2016, 03:01:14 pm »
Funny how no one is waxing lyrical about the R9T wannabee.  ::)

Now THIS is a scrambler  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

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Re: BMW R Nine T Scrambler World Launch
« Reply #99 on: July 22, 2016, 03:08:46 pm »


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Now you got me going. YOU are talking shit. "Cute" - fuck off. Motor "unreliable" - FUCK OFF! Another ignorant bigot.
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No worries ... for future reference this cute bike is a very capable big scrambler  :pot:
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