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    Airhead yes, CLC well no

    I just sold my CLC, the real reason might just be the 3.5 gallon tank. Yep it was a bitch at slow speed, and the seat was not the best for long rides any way. It had many very nice features, but it was sooooo heavy at slow speeds and righting to ride, my knees told me this at every start. The CLC could of been a very nice ride if BMW did a few things better.

    Long ago decided I would never own a chain drive motorcycle again, and that is what really killed the F- for me. Yep a 2000+ RT available, and it is a very nice bike, K's are out. RT's with low mileage are hard too find and if you do, it could be well over 12k.

    So what to do, how about a 2010 Honda NT700V, and for $6993. You get a nice shaft drive 680cc motorcycle with large bags (larger lids added), top case, heated grips (added), and low seat height. With 2K on the clock, add a few things and still have a not all that much in a motorcycle to take you many miles. Again a low volume bike, but a very large network of dealers.

    I put about 2,000 miles so far on this NT. It is a great bike, most likely Honda did use BMW as it's mold.
    It has almost everything I want, so this NT and my 84 R100RT will be my bikes for the last years I ride.
    It could us a 6th gear, and a roundel.
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    Pretty much a V-Twin RT! Neat bikes but I need a few more horses for two up riding, otherwise it would be in my garage instead of the RT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miairhead View Post
    It could us a 6th gear, and a roundel.
    The roundel is easy!
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    What's a CLC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbarneshb View Post
    What's a CLC?
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what%27s+a+clc+bmw
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbarneshb View Post
    What's a CLC?
    A BMW R1200C (cruiser) made by BMW into a touring bike. Only made for 2003 and 2004 model years.
    VERY comfortable at speed on the open road, but a b!tch at parking lot speeds. Fork mounted fairing, permanent hard bags, trunk, CD/stereo, cruise, heated seats and grips and a 6 speed trans, but with only cruiser-like range, about 120-140 miles.
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    I had one for 86,000 miles before it was totalled in a rear-end collision. A great bike. Fat front tire. Held the road like a rock and impervious to potholes and cross-winds. They do take getting used to, but have a cult and growing following. Short seat height and bigger passenger seat than the K1200LT. I used it for touring and daily urban commuting. The front lights would fry an egg at 50 yards...

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    I'm still riding the 98 R1200C I picked up in 2003 after a 25 year hiatus. After recently getting back from an 11 day trip from Iowa to the Top of the Rockies rally, I learned that 500 miles/day is the most I care to ride without a fairing. The CLC would definitely make things more comfortable during a trip but the low-speed handling around town swayed me to the standard C. I can say the much-maligned low power gripes about the motor were not evident to me on any of the mountain twisties I rode. Added bonus was the 51mpg I got while at altitude.

    Can't wait until I have more touring time available..then it's time to finally add the RT to the stable. Never giving up the C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicVW View Post
    a b!tch at parking lot speeds.

    cruiser-like range, about 120-140 miles.
    So, not only is it the ugliest motorcycle BMW (or anyone?) has ever made, it's difficult to maneuver and has horrible range? Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydrummerdude View Post
    So, not only is it the ugliest motorcycle BMW (or anyone?) has ever made, it's difficult to maneuver and has horrible range? Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydrummerdude View Post
    So, not only is it the ugliest motorcycle BMW (or anyone?) has ever made, it's difficult to maneuver and has horrible range? Wow.
    That is one way of looking at it! LOL!

    I didn't think mine was ugly, it was a nice deep brilliant black with gold and silver flecks in the paint. But that boring brown and smurf blue were bad ideas. It was rock-solid, easy-chair comfortable on the highway, all 120 miles of it between fill-ups!

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