Good post and story, but not much point unless you guys switched bikes and took the rider out of the equation, for all we know you could have been a much much better rider than him, or equal. We all know by now the BMW would be a heavy overdog for all but the best modded first gens. I think the one area the first gen might have a edge would be nimbleness. Power, electronics, chasis and brakes the BMW is worlds ahead of your average first gen. So I would guess, rider! Especially since you were catching him on the brakes. And no, I'm not saying I would buy the BMW , it has no soul, but I have to admit its one heck of a first effort for BMW
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