Stick to the box­ers, lads

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

I was read­ing last week’s MCN ar­ti­cle about the baby GS and couldn’t help but notice that, once again, BMW have man­aged to make an­other butt-ugly non-boxer en­gine whose best vis­ual at­tribute is that it seems easy to hide. They make great-look­ing bikes but need to hide any up­right en­gines be­hind as much plas­tic as pos­si­ble. Ro­tax are just as bad (see G650GS). BMW make beau­ti­ful box­ers but seem to go all squiffy-eyed when they de­sign an up­right en­gine. I know they all work well but come on guys, in an ad­ven­ture mo­tor­cy­cle it’s half the view! Matthew Har­ri­son, Har­ro­gate

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