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Bedouin
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New BMW R18 cruiser coming!
      #677901 - 05/31/19 10:07 AM

What do you guys think?

New BMW R18 cruiser video

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PES
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Bedouin]
      #677903 - 05/31/19 02:05 PM

Mmm. Did BMW take note of how many Bobbers Triumph has been selling? Iím not a big fan of a single purpose motorcycle. And along with that big engine will be a big price I suspect.

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findlay13
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: PES]
      #677905 - 05/31/19 03:14 PM

Looks Ok but BMW have done this sort of thing before.When the 900 with the Bikini fairing and then the "james bond" 1200 I thought both times BMW were starting to look at form as well as function but it didn't last long.This one is specifically a "bar hopper" I'd say


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arstaren
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: findlay13]
      #677906 - 05/31/19 03:26 PM

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

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satxron
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: findlay13]
      #677907 - 05/31/19 03:28 PM

I think its beautiful! I think its gonna cost a lot of money too.

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The_Dog33
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: satxron]
      #677911 - 05/31/19 03:43 PM

I have a 64 R50 and would love to park one of those next to it.

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Bedouin
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: The_Dog33]
      #677915 - 05/31/19 04:19 PM

Quote:

I have a 64 R50 and would love to park one of those next to it.



Yes, I like this bike too ... lots!
Not sure how well the footpeg location works though?
Those cylinder heafs are gonna be hot, unless they have already got that covered.

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jamesbrown
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Bedouin]
      #677917 - 05/31/19 07:56 PM

To my eye the boxer twins have always looked, well, dorky.
On the other hand there is a point where something can be so dorky it's cool.
Not saying this bike looks cool but I would say that BMW is getting closer to rounding the corner.


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ladisney
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Bedouin]
      #677918 - 05/31/19 09:40 PM

Those massive jugs certainly dominate the look. I'm not sure I like the look but it might grow on me. Tipping one over, even in the parking lot, would likely be a VERY expensive proposition. No way crash bars would work on something that wide and low. Having your feet right behind the cylinders would keep your feet warm in the winter, I'm not sure that would be comfortable in the summer. Interesting, I'm sure we'll see some if it does in fact go into production.

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The_Dog33
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: ladisney]
      #677920 - 06/01/19 04:32 AM

My R50 is a boxer and your feet are in the same position on that. There has never been any discomfort from heat. That being said, my R50 is only 500cc so much smaller jugs.

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