Originally Posted by Miles_Miller
.....In many posts and even at monthly BMW motorcycle meetings, I've tended use the term "Slant Four" when discussing the "S" based motorcycles; just as folks tend to use the term "flying brick" or "the brick" when discussing the previous "K" series bikes.
It seems to have become kind of natural for me and most people seem to know what I'm talking about (which can be an unusual thing itself); so for me, it's Slant-Four.
JMHO but I got say, "Slant Four" doesn't have much appeal to me. I think it's the word "slant" that throws me off. It just sounds lame.
The current BMW motors seem to have nick-names that hit home and sound cool. i.e.: "AirHead", "OilHead", "HexHead", "Thumper", "Flying Brick"
If you had your choice, what nick-name would you like to see assigned to the K1200S/R engine and the new 800cc?
For the new K1200 motor I think the name should sound cool and reflect what the engine is, a powerful 55 degree inline, four cylinder, K motor. With that in mind I offer these ideas:
I'm not sure what to call the new 800cc. "Thumper2". "InlineTwin", ???
I'm sure there are more and maybe better ideas out there. Maybe if we got a good list together, it would be fun to do an online poll here. Again, JMO