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Well the tourers seem to be ok, so why not Sports..........who knows maybe, just maybe ........


The Japs are starting to loose the Sports bike market....albeit very slowly :roll:

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There is an article about it in BIKE magazine. Apparently they have to sell it in order to compete in WSB.


Most of the european superbikes a fair bit more expensive than the japanese ones. The BMW HP2 is like 5K more - but this one, which won't have BMW's odd styling or crazy suspension tech will be direct competition in the same price bracket. Coming 2009.

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There's one surefire way to tell if it's a beemer. If it only comes with 12" wheels, matt paint and the frame as standard, with everything else on an options list.......

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@stu_m


I have to admit I know very little about the racing, but here is the quote from BIKE:

 

The S1000RR will contend the 2009 World Superbike series in full, run by BMW in conjunction with German race outfit Alpha-Technik. Why WSB and not MotoGP? Von Kuenheim: 'Here, unlike MotoGP, riders are able to watch motocycles in direct competition with competitors. And while racing is never cheap, Superbike is more affordable the MotoGP. You need $40 million for success in MotoGP. In WSB you need a quarter of that budget."

 

So basically they're a bit tight :lol: And the cynical would say they are only bothering as a promotional tool.

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