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bobmacgoun
11-30-2009, 07:31 PM
Any further word on this? I for one will probably be in line for one. Any news, rumors, etc? Don't hear anything in the Big Litterbox, aka IRAQ:bikes

Semper_Fi
11-30-2009, 08:01 PM
Bob - what specifically are you asking about?

136045
11-30-2009, 08:46 PM
I would be in line with you.

Semper_Fi
11-30-2009, 08:48 PM
I would be in line with you.

Thank you

jstrube
12-02-2009, 05:03 AM
I saw a pretty cool custom BMW bobber style bike at the show in San Mateo. I relaly liked it a lot & would love to build one. I may do that after finishing up the 32...

kbasa
12-02-2009, 05:19 AM
Shouldn't this be in Motorrad?

oldhway
12-02-2009, 05:20 PM
Shouldn't this be in Motorrad?

Agreed. Moving now.

(Want to be a moderator?:), there is a position open?).

kbasa
12-02-2009, 10:33 PM
Agreed. Moving now.

(Want to be a moderator?:), there is a position open?).

Uh, no.

Been there, done that.

BUBBAZANETTI
12-02-2009, 11:40 PM
Uh, no.

Been there, done that.

:deal

mika
12-03-2009, 05:26 AM
I havenÔÇÖt seen anything further on the Lo Rider coming to market. Keep in mind this was a two part concept including a new business/production/sales concept as well as the concept bike itself. It wouldnÔÇÖt take much to pick one of the bike variants and bring it to market. However; bringing the total Lo Rider concept is a much more complicated matter.

I am not certain I would be in line for the bike but I sure would like some of the parts.

KBasa; nice to see you posting more frequently! Good to have you back online.

k75bmw57
12-03-2009, 02:05 PM
I would like to have this Lo Rider

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Dave:bikes

ALIENHITCHHIKER
12-03-2009, 02:42 PM
I would like to have this Lo Rider

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Dave:bikes


Interesting concept, but what do you do with it?

macfly
12-03-2009, 03:18 PM
Dave, thats beautiful, I'd put it in the hall way, and ride it a few times a year, it is just stunning!

I really hope that BMW do bring the Lo-Rider concept to market. I think it will be a huge success, every one of my friends wants one, and we all have different specs we want it in based on the original sketches shown above. I am certain it will be a huge success for them.

(I want the red motor - cafe racer style one, but with different low pipes and a Guzzi Le Mans Mkl type bullet nose.)

k75bmw57
12-03-2009, 09:05 PM
Well you could ride her to the pub to make the HD boy look and wish they had one:buds
It's like a lovely lady even looks good from the back side:D

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Dave

angysdad
12-04-2009, 02:10 PM
Awesome Dave! Now I know what I want when I grow up!

JPONIKTERA
12-10-2009, 05:09 AM
that is even more ugly than the harley bobber. jmho,,,, jp

ALIENHITCHHIKER
12-12-2009, 08:14 PM
Hideous?

Not to my eye. In fact it has a lean, elemental charm to it. But I still have to ask, what do you do with it?

No front fender, minimal rear fender: better not ride it on an overcast day, might rain. Better look out for road debris as well.

Comically over sized front rubber. Better stay away from the curves - it'll be a wrestling match to heel it over.

Rigid rear end and weird ergos - better not go too far from home.

Could trailer it to the drag strip - but that power plant probably doesn't produce much more than 50 hp. Might be embarrassing.

Macfly said it; put it in your living room and look at it. It's eye candy (or maybe moto porn?)

What it is not, is a rider's bike, and thereby, not truly a BMW.

:gerg:gerg:gerg

kbasa
12-12-2009, 09:27 PM
Hideous?

What it is not, is a rider's bike, and thereby, not truly a BMW.

:gerg:gerg:gerg

Not truly a BMW to you.

:buds

:)

JAMESDUNN
12-12-2009, 09:58 PM
It is truly a BMW, but truly a different type of BMW! Likes it I do.

bmweuro
12-13-2009, 01:04 AM
I guess if you're always on top you would have a hard time thinking outside the box(er);)



that is even more ugly than the harley bobber. jmho,,,, jp

wezul
12-13-2009, 01:09 AM
I love concept bikes.
This is interesting as I don't think BMW has suggested offering so many different ways to trick out your ride, reminds me of what Victory is doing. Is this a blink? Doesn't matter.

I think this effort is quite interesting.

ALIENHITCHHIKER
12-13-2009, 01:48 AM
Not truly a BMW to you.

:buds

:)

KBASA, Well of course - it's a matter of opinion/preference and nothing more.

Though I would note that the only BMW components appear to be the engine, drive shaft and FD. The frame, fork, tank and running gear are decidedly not BMW. Nor has BMW ever built a bike of such limited utility. I will concede that it is a 'BMW powered' motorcycle but IMHO it is not a BMW in either concept or design. I'd call it a 'custom'.

Granted, what that all adds up to is roughly equal to zero, but it is my zero.

bobmacgoun
12-14-2009, 10:28 AM
Ok, before we get too off topic, maybe it is better to start a thread for those that like variety in riding. Call it Bobbers and Customs, or something. The last thing I want this conversation to stray toward is the "purist":violin persons- who remarkably sound:blah like the "Harley People" they are so fond of diminishing. Do not get me wrong, I love simplicity in it's form and tradition for what it stands for. Let us not forget that "the ride' is really all it is about and nothing else matters. Ride what you like, or do we not get admission when we do not have the right t-shirt, etc? :scratch

TAFY! :usa

angysdad
12-14-2009, 11:05 PM
I saw this one about 15yrs ago at Daytona. The builder, from Oklahoma I believe, called it BeemerGlide. It was beautifully finished and turned heads. A true artist.

<a href="http://s878.photobucket.com/albums/ab345/angysdad/?action=view&current=BeemerGlide.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i878.photobucket.com/albums/ab345/angysdad/BeemerGlide.jpg" border="0" alt="BeemerGlide"></a>

ALIENHITCHHIKER
12-14-2009, 11:22 PM
Ok, before we get too off topic, maybe it is better to start a thread for those that like variety in riding.

Bob, I guess your thread did stray a bit from the Lowriders :dunno

Sorry there - I took part in the hijacking.

With all the gushing over outlandish choppers over the previous decade I just have a hard time not interjecting my admittedly biased opinion that with few exceptions they are a waste of otherwise useful motorcycle engines.

Uh-oh, I'm going off again. Somebody stop me before i comment on the Beemer Glide; is it an improved Harley or a down graded BMW? :scratch
(Actually, that's kind of cool, and it even looks like a motorcycle you could ride somewhere on.)