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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-05-2019, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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New BMW R18 cruiser

Well, not that the world actually needs another 1800 cc cruiser in the $25K+ price range, but it looks like we're one step closer with this second generation R18/2 concept bike. It looks more like a production bike than a concept. At least it is eye candy, to my eyes anyway. YMMV.
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Can those cylinder heads be any further out?

Wait, they obviously needed a place for passengers and got some inspiration...

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This is the last thing Harley needs. Who's next? KTM?
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Can those cylinder heads be any further out?

Wait, they obviously needed a place for passengers and got some inspiration...
At least it appears to have self-canceling turn signals.
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A hideous engine for that style bike?

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A hideous engine for that style bike?
You got to give them credit for thinking outside the box how to integrate foot warmers....

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You got to give them credit for thinking outside the box how to integrate foot warmers....
Forward pegs are a must for this style bike and they are impossible to do. This is a total fail!
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Forward pegs are a must for this style bike and they are impossible to do. This is a total fail!
I have no interest in this bike whatsoever, but I'm wondering on what basis do you declare that forward pegs are a "must?" All I see is a latter-day, evolutionary boxer arrangement that BMW has used for nigh on a century, none of which do I recall having forward pegs.
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It was compared to a tractor motor before, now literally a tractor motor with that engine capacity.

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I have no interest in this bike whatsoever, but I'm wondering on what basis do you declare that forward pegs are a "must?" All I see is a latter-day, evolutionary boxer arrangement that BMW has used for nigh on a century, none of which do I recall having forward pegs.
It's not the basis of the engine you set up ergonomics on a bike, but rather the bike itself. It is a classic low - custom - dragster cruiser bike, all of which have forward pegs or like Harley are forward peg ready but equipped with mid for short people out of the crate. This hideous engine is not only ugly, but makes it impossible to have forward pegs. Hence a total fail.

Yes, BMW with the same old engine they use, dropped it into the wrong bike. And you wonder why it is just a rendering, not even a concept, not real what so ever.

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