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BMW to MotoGP?

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Looks like the seat is WAY too high for MotoGP! Are they coming out with a GPA course?

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Looks like the seat is WAY too high for MotoGP!
I don't agree. From the position of the BMW rider, it looks to me that he's setting up for a turn, so the rear may be elevated a tad. But compared to Rossi's Yamaha, I see little difference. And we all know that pics can be somewhat elusive. I think the ergos are right on target. And I, for one, am VERY excited about this news! Go BMW POWER!!! Woohoo!


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Looking at the pic, I'd say he's braking pretty hard. Look at the front end and how much rear tire is in contact with the asphalt.

I hope BMW dives into MotoGP.


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looks like it has conventional telescopic forks ... and it looks like they are totally bottomed out.
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I don't agree. From the position of the BMW rider, it looks to me that he's setting up for a turn, so the rear may be elevated a tad. But compared to Rossi's Yamaha, I see little difference.
Yep, very similar. I had not noticed them being that high up. Seems too high from a CG standpoint, but then they have to have their feet way up to get lean clearance.

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I read another article somewhere that this wasn't targeted for MotoGP use. Rather it was a test mule for a variety of new technology development for their bikes, such as traction control, new engine management, etc. I would really like to see BMW do something competitive in MotoGP or Superbike; that would just add more flavor to either/both series.

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