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Bedouin
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: The_Dog33]
      #677983 - 06/02/19 09:08 PM

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I just went back and watched the beginning of the video again and even the guy riding it in looks to have his knees pretty well bent. I wouldn't like that, and forward is not an option.




Yes, that's what I was thinking.

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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Dwight]
      #677985 - 06/02/19 11:18 PM

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I'm sure you in turn remember me telling you that I had sort of renamed her using an American old west pet name for a favorite and reliable old horse, and that being "Old Paint".




"Old Paint" ... I'll tell her.

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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: arstaren]
      #677987 - 06/03/19 02:24 AM

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It's very clean and minimalistic looking, but I never could get around the giant opposed twin engine for looks.




Agreed. But air/oil cooled? That will be a very hot engine at 1800 ccs.

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Bedouin
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Speedmaster05]
      #677988 - 06/03/19 03:26 AM

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It's very clean and minimalistic looking, but I never could get around the giant opposed twin engine for looks.




Agreed. But air/oil cooled? That will be a very hot engine at 1800 ccs.




One would think so.
Who knows? I can't imagine they haven't thought of that.
Otherwise some people are going to get some pretty discolored (or is that colored?) shins.

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Speedmaster05
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Bedouin]
      #677990 - 06/03/19 06:19 AM

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It's very clean and minimalistic looking, but I never could get around the giant opposed twin engine for looks.




Agreed. But air/oil cooled? That will be a very hot engine at 1800 ccs.




One would think so.
Who knows? I can't imagine they haven't thought of that.
...




Yeah, that's what we thought about the Indian 1.8L. It runs hot. Really hot.

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The_Dog33
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Speedmaster05]
      #677991 - 06/03/19 07:13 AM

I always loved the look of the boxer engine myself. They cool very well with the jugs sticking out in the wind. I think it would look just as cool with a leaf spring style seat like the one on my R50. They kind of look like they are suspended in the air.

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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Bedouin]
      #678023 - 06/04/19 03:13 PM

I love the looks. First thing I thought was it looked like the R5 - then he said it's R5 inspired. D'oh
Looks way too uncomfortable to me (with mid mounted pegs).


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Those cylinder heads are gonna be hot, unless they have already got that covered.



Just think of them as more like being highway peg replacements. Sort of, heated leg rests for colder climates!!

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The_Dog33
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #678030 - 06/04/19 05:38 PM

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Those cylinder heads are gonna be hot, unless they have already got that covered.



Just think of them as more like being highway peg replacements. Sort of, heated leg rests for colder climates!!

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I actually do that on mine.

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Dwight
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Speedmaster05]
      #678032 - 06/05/19 12:18 AM

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It's very clean and minimalistic looking, but I never could get around the giant opposed twin engine for looks.




Agreed. But air/oil cooled? That will be a very hot engine at 1800 ccs.




One would think so.
Who knows? I can't imagine they haven't thought of that.
...




Yeah, that's what we thought about the Indian 1.8L. It runs hot. Really hot.




OH yeah! My Indian Springfield's Thunderstroke 111 (cu.in) engine while being one of THE most gorgeous motorcycle engines ever (and one of the primary reasons I'd purchase it) sure DOES get pretty darn hot while riding it around during the summer months.

(...what with that big ol' rear cylinder head sittin' right 'tween my thighs)

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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Dwight]
      #678313 - 06/24/19 08:06 PM

It sure is a good looking Chromehead. Maybe the heat off those cylinder heads will overcome the strain of the +90 angle of the knee for anyone over 5'8". Perhaps as an option they could add a built in Tens machine for some of us Senior riders.

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