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    R18 and R18 /2

    These two concept bikes are very interesting BMW ideas. I hope they both make it to market. My preference is the old school design- R18

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    One BMW video mentioned a release date of 2nd quarter 2020.
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    Thanks for showing the old thread. Im referring to both the r18 and r18/2.
    Which one do you think would most popular?

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    I'm not sure I understand what is meant by the R18 and R18/2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    i'm not sure i understand what is meant by the r18 and r18/2?
    r18
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    r18/2
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    The R18/2 is not bad looking.....dont think I would own one but not bad IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 178592 View Post
    The R18/2 is not bad looking.....
    I like it better than the R18.
    Never thought I'd see the day where BMW was able to design a decent looking cruiser.
    It's not for me but I bet the 18/2 will sell well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I like it better than the R18.
    Never thought I'd see the day where BMW was able to design a decent looking cruiser.
    It's not for me but I bet the 18/2 will sell well.
    Agreed on all points.

    Ducati sells truckloads of Diavels. Why, I'll never know. This will be its direct competition. Maybe even a couple of Harley riders will "see the light".

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    I think they're playing fast and loose with the "/2" moniker. I have a pretty good idea of what a /2 looks like relative to its younger siblings...I own one of each. But I'm scratching my head to see what makes one a "/2" and the other not.
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    Screenshoot of the R18/2 from EICMA video

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    It looks like the difference is the seat, fairing, and shiny bits.
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    The sit-up and beg riding posture doesn't appeal to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    It looks like the difference is the seat, fairing, and shiny bits.
    Plus different exhaust and wheels.
    I wonder if the spoke wheels are tube or tubeless.
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