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Old 03-13-2010, 04:38 AM   #1
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The motorsport division of BMW doesn’t limit itself to producing cars and has given the M touch even on its motorcycles — the BMW S 1000 RR motorcycle is one prime example. But now, BMW has gone into another area and has released the BMW M Bike. Starting June 2010, the bike will be available in a special limited edition at select BMW dealers. The BMW M Bike has the following features: disc brakes, a matt anthracite frame with the M logo, a leather saddle, gorgeous rims and handles, and shiny red seat inlay. According to a BMW statement, riding this bike will instantly attract a lot of attention whether it’s through the city or the countryside. BMW also emphasized that its high total gear ratio transmission makes the bike go at an “astonishing speed.” For extra riding comfort and superior grip, the bike has a saddle that’s made from the highest quality leather with a red inlay. The bike also has a built-in Shimano SLX gear system and a Manitou Match suspension fork on the front wheel. Pricing has yet to be revealed
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:58 AM   #2
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Slowest. BMW. Bike. Evar.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:01 PM   #3
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I'm going to guess at $6000 - $8000
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:48 PM   #4
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anddd i probably would buy a trek or specialized well before it.
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:17 PM   #5
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This is so full of stupid I don't even know where to start. It's a sort-of mountain bike with a high gear ratio. Um. Ok.
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:19 PM   #6
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This is so full of stupid I don't even know where to start...
Yeah, and paying 60K for a fully loaded non-M 3 series is less stupid? Those people need to have the stupid accessory bike to go on top of their stupid accessory'd 335 coupes...
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:09 PM   #7
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This is so full of stupid I don't even know where to start. It's a sort-of mountain bike with a high gear ratio. Um. Ok.
It's like an SUV, you don't buy it to go offroad, nobody will see you there.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:22 AM   #8
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I'm pretty sure I met the designer of that bike, he's an *******!
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:22 PM   #9
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SLX component set....really....really, that is disappointing for being an "M" badged bicycle.

SLX is mid-low level components. This bike would have to be sporting a full XTR drivetrain or Sram XX to have an "M" badge in my book

I love manitou forks and all, I own a few, but I would have expected at least a Fox fork, for bling factor.

This bike is very disappointing like so many other car manufacturer branded bikes, like the Porsche and Hummer bicycle.

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Old 03-15-2010, 08:13 PM   #10
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Looks like a GT Zaskar hardtail frame. Nothing at all new on that bike, not even the expected exorbitant price.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:11 PM   #11
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SLX component set....really....really, that is disappointing for being an "M" badged bicycle.

SLX is mid-low level components. This bike would have to be sporting a full XTR drivetrain or Sram XX to have an "M" badge in my book

I love manitou forks and all, I own a few, but I would have expected at least a Fox fork, for bling factor.

This bike is very disappointing like so many other car manufacturer branded bikes, like the Porsche and Hummer bicycle.
I was thinking the same thing. The fact that they went low grade on the components reveals their intentions to sell this as a fad accessory and not a "M"ified version of a mountain bike.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:31 PM   #12
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I would've expected a completely top of the line road bike. Ritzy carbon frame and campy switchgear. This thing they put out is a bike for old, fat people with too much money and too little sense. So ok, it's perfect.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:02 PM   #13
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I totally forgot about this little gem

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1655067

Its not even an STi bicycle and it has better components than the BMW M bike.

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Old 03-17-2010, 09:24 PM   #14
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Badge posing for the well heeled. Thankfully, in the bicycling world, you can't just buy fast, you have to earn it.

Which is why, as much as I love autosports, bicycle racing will always be first in my heart.
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Thankfully, in the bicycling world, you can't just buy fast, you have to earn it.
I could not agree more.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:39 PM   #16
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Why don't these automakers get w/ bike manufacturers for their "branded" bikes? I'd be down w/ a VW version Trek like their racing team, but this "M" bike is ****.
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Why don't these automakers get w/ bike manufacturers for their "branded" bikes? I'd be down w/ a VW version Trek like their racing team, but this "M" bike is ****.
That would cost money. A real bike enthusiast isn't likely to pay a premium to buy a car-branded bike over what they sell in a LBS or what they can build themselves. People that don't know better wouldn't be able to really appreciate the difference between a mediocre bike (not terrible like Walmart Next though) and a great bike. If you can sell a bike for $3000 and your costs could be $500 or $1000, which would you pick?
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