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Old 15th April 2009, 08:51   #1
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Purist, powerful, unfaired and reduced to the absolute essentials – these few words provide an incomplete description of the BMW Lo Rider, the new concept study released by BMW Motorrad at the 2008 EICMA show in Milan.
At first sight, the focus would seem to be on the creation of a roadster with a muscular appearance, openly displayed
technology and powerful flat twin engine for pure emotion and maximum motorcycling fun. But behind all this is in fact a completely new custom concept.
The bike’s low weight, the powerful and high-torque flat twin engine and high-quality chassis technology give it a high level of sporty riding dynamics, while the lowered chassis and the relaxed yet active seating position with the broad handlebars are more of a loan from cruisers and naked bikes.
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Can't understand BMW's new-found fascination with odd angles and jarring lines. But looks cool in my book.

Seems the right exhaust is a dummy that houses the cat, similar to their setup on their GS bikes.
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Beautiful. I love BMW and their weird, spartan and functional designs.
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One of the most wierdest bikes i have ever seen.
Noticed that there are no rear disc brakes..may be only drum brakes at the rear.
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One of the most wierdest bikes i have ever seen.
Noticed that there are no rear disc brakes..may be only drum brakes at the rear.
The rear does have discs. It's to the right of the single sided swingarm, a common BMW setup.
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BEAUTIFUL. I like. My kind of wheels.

Function over form.
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@hillram, look at the first pic; the rear disc is visible.

The concept looks hideous to me, somehow get a feeling it was done in a hurry! but for what!

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any idea how it Purrrrrs
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Purist, powerful, unfaired and reduced to the absolute essentials – these few words provide an incomplete description of the BMW Lo Rider, the new concept study released by BMW Motorrad at the 2008 EICMA show in Milan.


At first sight, the focus would seem to be on the creation of a roadster with a muscular appearance, openly displayed

technology and powerful flat twin engine for pure emotion and maximum motorcycling fun. But behind all this is in fact a completely new custom concept.

The bike’s low weight, the powerful and high-torque flat twin engine and high-quality chassis technology give it a high level of sporty riding dynamics, while the lowered chassis and the relaxed yet active seating position with the broad handlebars are more of a loan from cruisers and naked bikes.

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BMW Lo Rider - webBikeWorld
jkdas: Exquisite. AND kinky. I'd love to own one of these Huns...propah Rhine-stoned cowboy! It reeks of attitude and quite amazing what they can do with a 70 year old engine.
Meet Marlon on the Waterfront? I'd do it on this machine. No coat-hangers for me, no Sir.
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Love the way the right exhaust pipe is designed.
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i liked the look of the bike from all angles except the front one from where it looks more like wall-e or some robotic lights ,weird.
not a very gorgeous or pleasing on the eye kind of bike
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Looks brilliant & weird at the same time.

I could never figure out if the weirdness in BMW bike designs was intentional or accidental
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Wow stunning design..naked but highly sophisticated looks. somehow dont like the headlights though. love the way the silencers are built.
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What a design! Good from some angles, weird from another.
(I bet Bhupi (highwayblaze) would love to get himself one of these! ).
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I don't know how many noticed this, The bike seems to have drive shaft covered in the casing and not chains.
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