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First ride impressions . . .

Rode about 50 miles. Nice exhaust note -- louder than my other bikes but not Harley-straight-pipes loud and obnoxious. Happy to see BMW adopt the "Japanese" style turn signal button. But don't get me wrong, I never minded the BMW three-button turn indicator setup.

Very nice "little" bike. I haven't had a bike like this in ages. Very pleased with my purchase. No "buyer's remorse".

Indicated engine temperature (sensing the oil temperature) --. I saw a high of 245 while riding but mostly it was around 230.

It's not as stable at higher speeds ( 75 mph) as my 2004 R1100S, but it's a lot lighter too -- 70 lbs lighter -- and doesn't have the aerodynamic fairing. Don't get me wrong, it's not unstable. Once it is broken in, I will see what it's like up around the ton. It has plenty of power for this old geezer.

Bottom line: I really like it! But I'm a bit prejudiced when it comes to boxers -- I've had 5 of them now. :yahoo:
 

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Probably he talks about the indicator switch on the left pod.

BMW sometimes has one switch in each pod for left respectively right indicator.
Just like Harley.

On our R NineT we operate both sides with the same switch.

Common practice on UJM.
(Universal Japanese Motorcycle).
 

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