Everyone needs 160HP!
What an awesome half naked bike (pix and spec below)! Some Dealers offer test rides... I may not be strong enough to return the key. In the showroom it had aggressive lean ergos (thus needed at a minimum relaxed bar spacers). Any observations from folks who have ridden this year's design?
The 163 hp 94lb/ft looks good but at 474lbs dry 531wet, ouch.
I don't think it is going to be as exciting as it seems.I hope i'm mistaken.
The new 1000rr is respectively 165hp at 388lbs dry.
Mind you the 919 is 100hp & 62lb/ft of torque 428 dry.
It is a awsome machine, at first look I said "I want it".
I think you should go buy it today and let us know how it is.
Go on, go on, turn off the computer,get your keys.Hurry up now. Times a wast'en.
The Beemer sales guy sincerely apologized for the K-ST's $20K sticker shock. So went with the 919, and am happy to report no regrets! Given the solo only direction ALL sporty bikes are heading eventually I'll ride a K-ST.
Inspired by Phobman's comment, I tried to install my front wheel... backwards. It turns out Metzler's arrow has the same grain direction as BMW. That must give maximum brake traction. During rain stops...It would be great to find some data for that worse traction case.