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    1800cc cruiser in the works for 2020?

    Looks like it might be happening... https://auto.ndtv.com/news/upcoming-...potted-2023789
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiba View Post
    Looks like it might be happening... https://auto.ndtv.com/news/upcoming-...potted-2023789
    I wonder if the original report of this occurred on April 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I wonder if the original report of this occurred on April 1.
    It was shown before April 1. It’s for real.


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    BMW Motorrad has a new prototype Big Boxer engine which they have been showing off in a couple of customs they commissioned. The first to appear in a BMW PressClub release was an effort by a Japanese custom shop. This broke back in December of 2018.

    The Japanese motorcycle customizer CUSTOM WORKS ZON presents a spectacular custom bike based around the prototype of a new BMW Motorrad boxer engine.
    06.12.2018Press Release
    Last weekend, a sensational custom bike – the “Departed” – saw its premiere at this year’s Hot Rod Custom Show in Yokohama, Japan.

    Now in April a Birdcage framed custom by Revival Cycles has been featured by BMW PressClub and stating a serial production 2020 cruiser using the big boxer is in the works for 2020.

    “The Revival Birdcage”: Revival Cycles presents unique custom bike.
    15.04.2019Press Release
    Second custom bike built around the prototype of a new type of BMW Motorrad boxer engine revealed. Series production motorcycle for the Cruiser Segment will be presented in 2020.

    Spy shots have surfaced of a Bagger style R powered BMW.


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    BMW touring motorcycle spied; could be revealed soon BikeWale As can be seen in the images, the motorcycle boasts of a bagger styling featuring a large fairing on the front accompanied by a tall windscreen.

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    Paul....The rumors MUST be true.....they were on the Internet !!!!!

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    I'd rather see a 4 or 6 cylinder water cooled boxer.

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    I saw both the project bikes last weekend at the Handbuilt Show in ATX.

    Being able to poke around and touch parts was a surprise, none of my pictures do any service. Truly a large motor. The exposed pushrod tubes really look beefy..and a bit of a nice touch.

    There are electrical and fueling systems and a plumbed clutch slave that all appears to be ready to roll...at least start. Looked like Hexhead parts on those systems. That was on the ATX built Birdcage, the photos of the Zon look like slide carbs. I need to find my pics, because the Birdcage pics in mikas post are different or the Zon was...back later

    Crazy on a Cruiser rumor...must be another James Bond movie in the works
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffshoaf View Post
    I'd rather see a 4 or 6 cylinder water cooled boxer.
    That’s a gold wing


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    Quote Originally Posted by ponch1 View Post
    That’s a gold wing
    ... or a Subaru
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    I like the idea. Something simpler for a change, I hope.
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    Stopped by my dealer the other day and he says, yes, it's real and yes it's coming. Pushrods and all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    I saw both the project bikes last weekend at the Handbuilt Show in ATX.

    Being able to poke around and touch parts was a surprise, none of my pictures do any service. Truly a large motor. The exposed pushrod tubes really look beefy..and a bit of a nice touch.

    There are electrical and fueling systems and a plumbed clutch slave that all appears to be ready to roll...at least start. Looked like Hexhead parts on those systems. That was on the ATX built Birdcage, the photos of the Zon look like slide carbs. I need to find my pics, because the Birdcage pics in mikas post are different or the Zon was...back later

    Crazy on a Cruiser rumor...must be another James Bond movie in the works
    Pushrods??? Oh no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalterK75 View Post
    Why?
    They believe there’s a market for it


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