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    scooter subforum!

    make it so!



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    Should the name then be changed to ...

    BMW Motorcycle and Scooter Owners of America?

    Perhaps there should be a BMW car subforum, too.
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    Was that tongue in cheek, or are you seriously opposed to a sub forum?

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    I would assume that once those models start hitting the dealers and into riders hands, a section will be made for them. Just like the Hex/Cams,The F-Twins, the wedge K's, the K1600... it's a BMW motorcycle in the big scheme.

    And BTW there is a car forum on the other channel as you know...these are bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    I would assume that once those models start hitting the dealers and into riders hands, a section will be made for them. Just like the Hex/Cams,The F-Twins, the wedge K's, the K1600... it's a BMW motorcycle in the big scheme.

    And BTW there is a car forum on the other channel as you know...these are bikes
    Even in the big scheme it is not a "motorcycle" and that is exactly the reason why I shall probably be purchasing a GT for the wife. Maxi-Scooters are a relatively new breed of vehicles that fill a niche that motorcycles cannot.

    Sorry to disagree so passionately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Should the name then be changed to ...

    BMW Motorcycle and Scooter Owners of America?

    Perhaps there should be a BMW car subforum, too.
    A while back I did start a tongue-in-cheek discussion on this forum about changing the name of the BMMOA to the BMWMSOA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R80RTJohnny View Post
    Even in the big scheme it is not a "motorcycle" and that is exactly the reason why I shall probably be purchasing a GT for the wife. Maxi-Scooters are a relatively new breed of vehicles that fill a niche that motorcycles cannot.

    Sorry to disagree so passionately.
    two wheeled vehicle = cycle
    motorized propulsion = motor

    Call it what the marketers choose, it's still a motorized cycle , just a different class.
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    Do you need a motorcycle endorsement on your license to operate one? Yes, so it's a motorcycle. Does the fact that it doesn't have a clutch lever disqualify it as a motorcycle? Well the new VFR is available with an "automatic" and it's still a motorcycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Should the name then be changed to ...

    BMW Motorcycle and Scooter Owners of America?

    Perhaps there should be a BMW car subforum, too.
    Sig Sauer in a BMW tankbag sub-forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    two wheeled vehicle = cycle
    motorized propulsion = motor

    Call it what the marketers choose, it's still a motorized cycle , just a different class.
    Brits & other Euro folks sometimes use "powered two wheelers"--"PTW" as a general category for (motorcycles + scooters).

    BMW PTWA ??
    Somehow I don't think that would fly.
    "Pitwah" (?) doesn't roll off the tongue quite as easily as "MOA"

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    Hmmm

    Ya'll are a touchy bunch. Just a mention of scooter, is a challenge to manhood it seems. This ought to be fun.
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    Just a mention of scooter, is a challenge to manhood it seems.
    Nyeah... easy fix.

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    Why not call them what they are; a "STEP THROUGH" or maybe "STEP OVER"

    They are not really a scooter as the term is generally applied, and the displacement is much larger than anything else in the scooter category .

    I for one an excited to see this development from BMW and will be looking closely at them and listening to the first year owners chatter about them.

    I came very close to buying a Burgman before I bought my Airhead last year, then decided to wait until BMW's offering hit the streets.

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