The numbers might look good, but the track record sure as heck doesn't. BMW were going on and on in every articel about how race bred the bike was, but in every event it was mid pack at best. Just watched them in the Daytona 200 and they sucked. Granted, maybe better rider could have shown better. They qualified midpack and apparently, they have a tendency to tuck the front.
I hope this new superbike they are developing is more in keeping with the real world of motorcycles and not the fantasy world where only BMW bikes exist. As it stands, that new Beemer better be spectacular to be able to compete with the bike the other guys are putting out.
Here in Canada, they're almost $30k!!! FOR WHAT?? Nice bits and pieces cost extra, sure, but if I'mpaying that much it better be a capable bike as well and definitley not slower than a 600. I mean, if I can afford to drop that kind of coin on my bike, why not go for something that really is capable like a 1098R? They get the same level of race prep and win World Superbike!!
whew...I feel better now