New Toy Collected

Discussion in 'MB Defectors to Other Marques Forum' started by st13phil, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. st13phil

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    I always wanted to own a V8 car and have now had a couple. I've always wanted to own a 6-cylinder motorbike too. The itch is now scratched. Collected this yesterday afternoon:

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    It's a bit like the Battlestar Gallactica - both in size and in technology :)

    Spec includes:
    • 1649cc, 160bhp transverse 6-cylinder engine
    • fly-by-wire throttle
    • traction control
    • keyless ride
    • central locking
    • linked brakes with ABS
    • dynamic damping adjustment
    • adaptive curve-following xenon headlight
    • cruise control
    • heated grips and seats
    • reverse gear
    • hill start control
    • quick-shifter that works both up and down the 'box
    • slipper clutch
    • sat-nav
    • audio system
    Fuelled and ready to go it weighs 336kg - so it's bl**dy heavy! - but as soon as the wheels start turning the weight seems to disappear

    This is going to be a great long-distance tourer :)
     
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    Nice.....

    But be careful, when I was younger I used to ride bikes and in the way I see some ride now.

    I now have a sensible head or perhaps I’m just more scared then I used to be.

    Enjoy!

    Robin


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    Sweet! You can never have too many cylinders. Bet that makes a lovely noise. A bloke where I used to work had a Honda Valkyrie with straight-through pipes :)

    I'd love another bike but SWMBO has firm views on the matter. I am allowed as many horsepower as I like so long as they are connected to 4 wheels.

    Cheers,

    Gaz
     
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    I love it how both the spec list and engine (both capacity and power) is greater than a good proportion of cars on the road :D

    Have fun, ride safe :cool:
     
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    power to weight ........:) will trash even more.
     
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    Lovely machine but I'm saddened by another two wheeler on the roads.:)
     
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    Lovely but how can a bike have 'central locking' ?!
     
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    st13phil

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    It locks both the panniers, the top box and the storage cubbies in the fairing :)
     
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    Lovely machine. Ride safe..Ride free.:)
     
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    Thanks all :thumb:

    I've been riding since I was sixteen and have never not had a two-wheeler. I also have a very highly developed sense of self preservation :D
    It sounds absolutely wonderful - like a GT3 car winding up :)
    Fortunately, Angie loves riding pillion so that's not an issue I have to overcome. We have trips to Germany and Spain lined up already...
     
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    Can't say I've ever been into bikes but, i can still appreciate a good bike, and that looks like the absolute dog's! :) Nice one! And what a spec , that would put a lot of car's to shame.:)
     
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    Enjoy that lovely ultra smooth motor, don't drop it or you'll need a hoist to pick it back up! ;)
    I used to have to Service, prep pdi These (amongst all the other bmw bikes) - b@stard of a job changing the 6 plugs, whole cooling system needs to come off to get to them. Whole day job. Then again most of the new ones we sold had a servicing package so few customers were concerned about that. ;)
    ...putting a brand new one together back in '15 (and yes I was as unhappy as I looked!) ;) IMG_20190407_090500.jpg
     
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    Two-up, with luggage for a two-week tour, it works out to about 315bhp/ton - so around 13% more than my E63 biturbo :rock:
     
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    I know whose brains to pick now if I have any maintenance questions ;)

    When the salesman did the handover he lifted the seat to show how to adjust the height, and pointed out the extensive toolkit: a single torx screwdriver! I commented that it would have been more effective to have just had a sticker with the BMW dealer's service desk number on it :D

    Re: the spark plug change, that’s why there are so many traded in at just under three years old ;)
     
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    You've sussed out how the system works....
    ... No more tickling carbs these days ;)
     
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    Yep amazing when you think about it!
     
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    Almost as bad as the old A Class - When I lived in OZ it cost $1700 for new set of plugs installed in my wife's car - drop the engine etc.......
     
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    Blimey, I never had to drop my engine to change the plugs on the W168 - even if the motor was inclined as far forward as that BMW 6 in ST13PHIL's bike. ;)
     
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    That is what the dealer said (engine had to be dropped etc - 2010 model W169?) when my wife asked if they were gold plated after hearing the price!
     
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    Ooops, they saw you coming chap. Although it's bit of hassle, once the coil pack rail is removed, they are easily accessible. (admittedly there a few other bits to be removed also) Jeez, some garages are just pirates!!
     
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