14 Sep 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on THE NEED 4 SPEED: SPORT BIKES. FAST CARS. TECH. & BMW SUPER BIKES



forum rocks!

Shiva’s concept THE NEED 4 SPEED is the format I have seen for active, discerning men. all the topics we care about bikes cars, technology plus whiskey cigars) one roof is just brilliant. of luck with it!

Thanks to and the rest of you guys on this I just joined because of the reviews and discussions I’ve had the to read here. I found site thanks to Shiva’s Diavel article on here but for the immense wealth of knowledge and to BMW I gained.

Thanks all for that!


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. my decision to purchase the BMW K1200S was of this web site. period. I owned many bikes in my and when news initially out regarding BMW‘s new endeavor in the bike arena, I searched the web for information on the K1200S and found bits and pieces on this new When I first discovered K1200S web site, I was amazed at the of information that was available on international review.

I was reading the history of this bike as the unfolded. The more I entered web, the more convinced I was I needed to get one of these.

F. Mangano, US

. the reason I bought the K1200S is I read virtually every on this website before I on the dotted line. Shiva I reckon you need to claim comission – I’m I’m not the first to buy due to this site and I certainly won’t be the I would not wished to have this (4-day) trip on my Blackbird, yet I would head off up the system again tomorrow on the K1200S.

Frankie D. UK

. this is by far the forum I have seen or in, very informative and friendly all the flaming and competitive posturing usually occur with typically testosterone driven I look forward to not only a K, but being a part of this and getting to know some of the

Ed, US

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. Just a quick note to say to SHIVA and Members of BMW-K.COM. been reading posts on site for over a year. and the has been extremely helpful in my of a new, black, K1200S, I’ll pickup this Without the information and counsel on site, I might not have the K12S.

Just wanted to say and I look forward to increased as ‘K – riding’

Ed F K, US

. am a Big fan of the Forum! Actually, this was one of the factors that put me over the towards my new purchase. wanted to say

Jason, Canada

Recently I across your website (BMWand have found it to be very and informative. Because of the information and the excellent quality pics I be purchasing a K1200R over the couple of months. For that I you.

Dave, UK

Thanks for the Shiva. I must congratulate you on writings and the forum – one of the best I’ve come I’ve been reading and this site for a few weeks now and decided to register.


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I have only been a for 4 or 5 months but thoroughly enjoy forum. I have posted (and learned more) on forum than any other I have been on in the last 5 Keep on posting people!


Well done This site is so global yet it like home. Here’s to more years. Thanks

CamNeelyphile, Canada

What I found [in this community] is information #150; and already me get the airbox changed by a dealer also had the ESA rear shock as the compression damping was way too hard on

John, UK

I have referred to sites for years in looking for info amongst other on my K12RS. I finally decided to and have found it refreshing to a truly international crowd is so well rounded. People are supportive and really enjoy other have to say here.

I am sure this is a ton of work to and and just wanted to say thanks for efforts. I am sure you hear it but it’s truly a great to participate on your forum.


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I have to honestly say that as I to research BMW bikes and specifically the your site reviews out as the best. I especially appreciate the

K950, US

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What an amazing and informative site you have I have not been able to such in-depth detail the K-Bikes any where else.


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I just bought a a week ago! A light grey K1300S with, ESA II, ASC Control, Tire Pressure Gear Shift Assist, and grips. It is an amazing piece of the power and handling are far past my abilities.

I have been riding it on local/back roads to get to the power, handling and braking. YouTube videos are what me to get this bike and to this I was already looking into a BMW motorcycle but his reviews of the K1300S to me . thanks Shiva.

Robsan, US

I bought a K12S and have your forum in helping me my decision. I have enjoyed the posts from K-enthusiasts and consider as a primary for questions about my new bike.


Thanks to everyone at for all of the I was able to gain, and I was able to before I joined. As a result of I read and saw on your site, I just purchased a new S1000RR. The I learn about the bike, the I am impressed.

So thank you for your to this decision!

PiccRR, Canada

Shiva, been following your review with great today I could stand it no I traded my 07 K1200R-Sport in on 09 K1300S.


I am following this forum for a and I must say this is by far the best forum on BMW [S1000RR] motorcycles! vivid and it provides a lot of useful

Reiner, Germany

Very to finally properly join the K Not missing my GS one little bit. thanks to this forum and all the that finally got me to make a informed decision on buying a

JC, France

Having just my K1300S in October and loving it. you and everyone in the forum for helping to my decision that much

AWoody3rd, UK

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This forum has itself to be the most useful on the net. over and over

I am by no means a mechanic, I am far far from it. to this site however, I was to make a correct decision to buy AND was able to follow the instructions and install them myself. I saw a about grip puppies, was exactly what I needed. I was to install the slip-on exhaust by thanks to this site. more help I got from

People are very helpful, are patient, nobody I read so far is and most importantly the forum is many new posts everyday. I appreciate this forum, and all the that help make it, it and contribute to it, and also the fact it does not have any advertisements. A enthusiasts forum.


Thanks to your great in exposing how fantastic this is, I have ordered my Lava K13S today. Thanks for the hard work. I know it is a thankless job, but some of us do it very much.

LeighK13S, US

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I for ages over which to go for but your videos made up my [Lava Orange Metallic] looks fab in the sunlight.

Patkinso, UK

This forum is the thing that swung me to buying this bike Shiva sold me on the Orange before I had even seen it in the The positive energy here is

I have been riding an MV F4 1000 and a Ducati 1098s for the few months. They are also bikes in their own right, but riding my new K this weekend and riding the MV shortly afterwards, quite happy to let the MV go now. I may the Duc for a while for the odd track day, but I it’s days are numbered

The K covers all the kinds of riding I to do very well and in most better than the all out sport A friend of mine mentioned, once most people from a super bike to a they never move I’m not sure how true is, but for now, I can see why it might be true.

I privileged to be amongst some company here and look to many miles of very riding.

Leigh, South

Thanks to everyone at for all of the I was able to gain, what I was to access before I joined Largely as a result of what I and saw on your site,I have purchased a new S1000RR.


After riding the demo for two yesterday morning, I made my The dealer had a Lava Orange in and after adding a few options were; smoke screen, slip on and the expandable panniers, the was ready at 17:00 hr with and temporary plate in place. an awesome bike this is.

I to thank everyone on this for the advice and opinion given helped me make the right

Whitez, US

Keep up the good on the world’s best BMW site.


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just signed up to blame You and this thread (and Youtube vids) made me buy exact bike in this last year! It is all your

Thanks again for forcing me to get awesome baby!

McBeemer, EU

also Shiva for all your stuff. it made my decision so easier too.

iank1200s, UK

Two ago I picked up a K1300S. This has been very helpful in my decision, particularly Shiva’s term review. Thanks for all help.

Buffsldr, US

I listened, and and listened to the comments you made the K1300S and I got one. Awesome Simply awesome. And looks sitting next to my KGT! for the guidance,

GoodTimes, US

Congrats to and the moderators on a great forum. years of quality information, and community. Well done

CoffeeFirst, US

I too, am proud to be a K rider, and proud to be a member on the best forum, bar none.

you for maintaining a top class place for us to research, enjoy and admire wonderful machines we are so lucky to Thumbs up Shiva and moderators!


Congrats on the 7th year. As a lurker I the choice to get the K1200 with the of your review and many To include, the bike is fantastic. it up. I was looking at a S1000RR but I realized my 08 has everything I need.

The RR got me drooling Thanks to all the forum members for a class act.

CrownVic55, EU

to all, fantastic job SHIVA, and you for providing us with this it’s the best on the net world I can not say thank you enough to everyone for all the support information that is for those in need and or wanting to about BMW K and S bikes. I always this site to whoever listen. I paln to stick for years to come.

Drifter1, US

effort from Shiva and the I’m Proud to be a member and I as many people as I can about the

R1 Convert, UK

Many thanks for an outstanding users forum. the years, advise from site has guided me through:

1. A ABS braking system flush and replacement

2. New seals in the front

3. Installation of aftermarket fusebox

4. of new main seal parts and plates on a ’98 K1200rs, and

5. of tires


This forum is with endless valuable from dedicated members. So it made sense to become a

Goldie, Canada

what an and VERY informative site you here! I have not been to find such in-depth regarding the K-Bikes any where

Remedy451, Canada

Thanks to all on forum and Shiva and Bernardo. It was on all your testimonies that I up buying a K1300S. Strangely, I discovered this forum for in-depth review on a Ducati and/or Multistrada. I found review of the Diavel. Drawn in by the review I read the review on his Orange K1300S.

Got totally on the K1300S by Shiva’s review and testimonials on the forum, then to buy one on craigslist from a forum and ended up buying a new one given the end-of-the-year rebates, a month and a ago. Woo hooo!

Fatsaab, US

I am new to the and have to attribute my buying to this forum. It’s the reviews and member experience helped me decide on my K 1300 R loaded or SE as it is called here in OZ.


The bmwsuperbikes forum has a phenomenal resource for me, in fact the is what pointed me to the K1300S. At time, I was Getting bored my HD V-Rod and thoroughly enjoying the Street Triple R but wanted a beast with excellent day technology, reliability and touring

Naren, US

I’ve been at this forum for some now, even before I decided to get the K. It’s great, job and the YouTube videos are awesome!

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