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bmw, boxer, flat twin, Harley Davidson, R NINE T, Sportster, sportster roadster, vtwin, XL1200CX -

Some may argue that this is a bizarre comparison, but these machines are similar in as many ways as they differ. Both come from two of the most authentic brands steeped in legacy with both cracking the 100-year vintage with HD slightly edging BMW by a few years. Both bikes are air-cooled, twin-cylinder engines boasting approx. Each run 1200cc engines that have had plenty of years running their respective unit. RRP for these bikes is quite close. Here in Australia The top-spec BMW R Nine T is around $1000 more than the HD, while the ‘pure’ model can be had...

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2017, fxdl, Harley Davidson, low rider, motorbike review, motorcycle reviews -

The story of how I went looking for an 883 sporter and ended up riding into the sunset on a Harley Low Rider. Me and my bro-in-law collecting the low rider. He looks happier than I do. Coming across the Harley Low Rider was a coincidence. I've owned a Harley Sportster 883 Iron before, which I sold in frustration but consequently ended up missing it badly. In my nostalgia, I found myself at the local Harley dealer with the intent of getting back the old 883 in some form. There are some new glossy versions, flaked and even the old matt-black that I...

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bmw, fxdl, Harley Davidson, low rider, R1200R -

R1200r vs FXDL Low Rider, really? What a strange comparison. This article is a quick comparison of the two bikes, not an in-depth review of each one. For full details, please refer to each bike's full review in a separate article. Similarities: The same year (2016) Similar price: ~24k (AUD) retail Same target age group Twin Cylinder I've had both of these bikes in my garage for a longer-term so have had a lot of time to reflect! I like them both so I'm not biased to one in particular. Age group: Teenagers are not likely to buy these bikes, neither...

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bmw, motorbike review, motorcycle reviews, R1100s -

So how did I come to buying an old BMW r1100s from a k1300r? A 2002 BMW r1100s - how? I had a pretty lousy finance deal on the k1300r, so I decided to sell up and pay it out. Not to mention the k1300 is a magnet for the boys in blue and only fun when breaking the speed limit by an extra 3 digits. In test riding boxer-powered Beemers I've discovered they are as much fun to cruise on, as they are at going fast. Inline 4s are fantastic on-song but sounds and feel mundane otherwise. While waiting for a...

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bmw, k1300r, k1300s, motorcycle reviews -

Recently I was lucky enough to get my hands on a 2013 BMW k1300r and will be writing up a long term review of the beast.  The BMW k1300r - Living with this bike now for over a half a year I can genuinely say it is among the best all-round motorcycles’ I’ve ever ridden. Not just the fastest but as a package, it simply rocks.’ It’s easy to ride, brutal manageable power, comfortable, has a stack of gadgets, safety gear and the presence of a heavy-weight gorilla without the handling issues. This is a bike you could keep for quite...

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