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    Looks good to me. I would say they are marketing to a mid range age group as the bikes remind me of custom builds that are being done nowadays.
    Be nice to see one in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vark View Post
    I don't know who BMW is marketing to, but it is definitely not me.
    My #1 candidate would be a guy that had an R69S as his first real bike and then later bought a Triumph Rocket 3. I actually like the looks of the bike. If I had a spare $23 or $24 thousand dollars with no other need for it I might buy one of these. But since I don't I won't.

    I understand the 180 pre-order slots are all sold out.
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    The muffler on the production bike is ugly.
    R18.jpg

    Here's the concept
    r18-1.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The muffler on the production bike is ugly.
    R18.jpg

    Here's the concept
    r18-1.jpg
    Oh boy Lee. You and Debbie sure would look good on a couple of these. You can always swap the muffler for something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    My #1 candidate would be a guy that had an R69S as his first real bike and then later bought a Triumph Rocket 3. I actually like the looks of the bike. If I had a spare $23 or $24 thousand dollars with no other need for it I might buy one of these. But since I don't I won't.

    I understand the 180 pre-order slots are all sold out.
    Sorry, I wasn't referring to the bike, I was referring to the video.

    But the bike doesn't interest me either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    I (various configurations available).

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    When you do a Build Your Own I see there's a long list of accessories.
    Never thought I'd see a BMW with 16 inch high apehangers.
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    I like the look of it, but like the blacked-out version more than the chrome. In the YouTube video, the tall guy with the beard looks like he's crammed into it. I wonder about the oil-cooler. It's not an ADV bike, so maybe that's a non-issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    Looks like the big reveal happens tomorrow. Here's a screenshot of the BMW Motorrad USA website taken just before 5PM EDT 4/2:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Never thought I'd see a BMW with 16 inch high apehangers.
    Same thought here.

    I see they made them look like hardtail bikes as well.

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    Funny how the pre-orders sold out in minutes, huh. I suspect that no current Forum members will admit buying one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Funny how the pre-orders sold out in minutes, huh. I suspect that no current Forum members will admit buying one.
    Probably want to skip the grief
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I watched him pull the cover off the production R18. I gotta say I like it. The design is really very nostalgic and in my opinion it is very well done. Will it sell? Time will tell. I think the 180 they say will be available will in fact sell out fairly quickly. Any /2 owner that then later bought a Rocket 3 ought to like this bike. YMMV of course.
    I have to put in with you, Paul. Not a bike I would buy, but I like the retro look which draws directly and deeply on BMW design heritage. Not to offend those who love their R12C's but I think this bike is a vastly better looking bike and they got to the big torque thing the right way - lots more cubic centimeters. I see this as an instant classic.
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    I like this version better than the base model.
    All the accessories are BMW items.

    R18 (3).jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I like this version better than the base model.
    All the accessories are BMW items.

    R18 (3).jpg
    Much better muffler I have to agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I like this version better than the base model.
    All the accessories are BMW items.

    R18 (3).jpg
    Does look better and the pegs seem to be in a good location
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