Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Glastonbury , CT, USA
Re: Pieter de Waal to speak at SAE event
Last nights SAE meeting with Pieter De Waal was attended by about 70 SAE members and folks from the dealership. Most of what De Waal spoke about related to the S1000RR was inline with the many articles that have appeared in BMW ON, MCN, and Rider. They passed out a special reprint of the January 2010 BMW Owners News S1000RR write up.
Also showed a few slides showing the intake, cam area, and exhaust back pressure valves, HP curves related to the competition, etc.
Two of the 4 bikes the dealer had on display for the meeting had sold tags on them.
After the meeting, I was able to get his ear for a minute, and asked him how the Concept 6 engine in the new LT replacement was going. All he would mention was that design and manufacturing techniques learned in the S1000RR development would be utilized, pillion and rider comforts of the current LT would be continued. Also the radio/gps/intercom and other read out info would be like the BMW auto I-Drive feature with a wheel to pick out feature desired. Somewhat like the 2010 RT radio controls. I said 2011? He did not agree or disagree!
"The idea is to die young as late as possible"
Barney Rubble (rider); Wilma Flintstone (pillion).
2000LTC CHAMPAGNE, Most prominent color at early CCR's