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      11-15-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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Multifaceted Concept To Commemorate 90th Anniversary of BMW Motorrad

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 13, 2012…In his speech at the international motorcycle show EICMA in Milan, BMW Motorrad President Stephan Schaller announced that BMW Motorrad will be presenting a new model with air-cooled 'boxer' engine in 2013 as a special way of marking the "90 years of BMW Motorrad" anniversary.

As long ago as 1923, the very first BMW motorcycle - the BMW R 32 – provided what was to become the genetic basis for the BMW Motorrad boxer series over nine decades: an air-cooled, 2-cylinder 4-stroke 'boxer' engine with longitudinally mounted crankshaft and shaft drive to the rear wheel. Always combined with innovative technology and thrilling design - and with one priority above all else: sheer riding pleasure.

The new, distinctive motorcycle to be produced next year will express the genes of 90 years of BMW Motorrad combined with emotional styling and innovative technology to create a new, multifaceted vehicle concept.

The model designation and date of the market launch will be announced at a later date.


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      11-15-2012, 11:01 AM   #2
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If BMW does it right this could be very cool.
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I wonder how close this new bike will resemble the stylized image above? It's very similar in profile to a Ducati Monster, which happens to be my favorite motorcycle.
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I wonder how close this new bike will resemble the stylized image above? It's very similar in profile to a Ducati Monster, which happens to be my favorite motorcycle.
Exactly my thought when I saw this on the homepage also! I hope they stick to this. BMW has a great track record of keeping production models close to concept anyway
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Looks similar to the old R1150R.
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Been waiting years for this... I will quickly hand over my Triumph if they do this right.
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if they make this i will buy it
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I actually read an article on this the other day on NY times

pretty cool stuff
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This could be great.
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I wonder how close this new bike will resemble the stylized image above? It's very similar in profile to a Ducati Monster, which happens to be my favorite motorcycle.
This will be a great bike. Larger than any Monster, but that is something BMW has always seem to get spot on. I'd love to own a Monster, but somehow it just is slightly to small.
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This will be a great bike. Larger than any Monster, but that is something BMW has always seem to get spot on. I'd love to own a Monster, but somehow it just is slightly to small.
just make sure you get TWO monsters. one to ride, one for parts... ducati's
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Yep, they could do something very cool here. Like the Triumph Thruxtons or Bonnies, just much cooler. I've been real close to purchasing a number of the older bikes, but I always get hung up on their age and miles. I would love to ride a new version with ABS and reliability with the looks of the old.
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Just make sure you get TWO Monsters. one to ride, one for parts... Ducati's
Lol, VW just bought Ducati, so they are now in perfect company.
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I wonder how close this new bike will resemble the stylized image above? It's very similar in profile to a Ducati Monster, which happens to be my favorite motorcycle.
2nd that! Sign me up, I'll take 10,000 units
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I wonder it this will be a significantly changed bike or more of a special edition, possibly with a tune.
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I wonder how close this new bike will resemble the stylized image above? It's very similar in profile to a Ducati Monster, which happens to be my favorite motorcycle.
+1
It does look like the Ducati for sure,can't wait to see the real version !
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Strange as the new water-cooler boxer engine for the 2013 GS range has been announced. Why are they using the current older engine?
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