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    When will we start seeing R18 After Market accessories.

    BMW Motorad doesn't even have part numbers on their accessories and don't expect them in until early 2021. Has anyone heard of any other after market manufactures time tables on parts. The main thing I'm looking for is a windscreen.

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    Roland Sands Design is "probably" working on stuff...
    I was disappointed with the recent ON article - they put in a lot of effort and dollars on their "drag" bike, they even say they took it to the strip, and - no performance numbers.
    It would be interesting to see how it fares against a slightly modified HD FX or similar.

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    RSD is working with BMW Motorad on a whole line of "farkles". The problem is that after looking at the prices on BMW Motorad Germany, they are way overpriced. Case in point the windscreen/fog light combo I'm interested in costs EU 1345.70 or $1585.00.
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    BMW Motorad has no clue

    The marketing and promotion department should be dismissed. I have purchased 3 R 9T motorcycles with the sole purpose of personalizing them and keeping them. It has been a constant source of frustration and disillusionment to see certain accessories with part numbers and prices listed but not available. WHAT THE F(*&^K is BMW marketing thinking here, some consumers spend more on accessories than the bike they go on and they seem to be happy as "pig shiz" that they sold a bunch of bikes with the illusion all this cool stuff will be ready to bolt on when the dealer delivers the bike. Relying on Roland Sands Development is a losing proposition in my opinion. They failed to deliver until nearly 3 years after the official launch of the R 9t line and at times some of the stuff was highly suspect to be ill fitting and even used and resold as new, RSD remember the ground up valve covers.

    Lets forget the unavailable accessories, crappy RSD customer service and the brick wall set up by BMW Motorad regarding trinkets for the R 18 and focus on what BMW is advertising as another bike with a bunch of cool accessories that you cannot buy! It really boils down to false advertising by BMW Motorad USA, specifically you can buy this bike, attach these accessories and have this personalized motorcycle with BMW approved trinkets. That is simply not the case here because you can't buy the accessories!

    I still have the 3 R 9T bikes and am very happy with them, I have only been able to buy a very limited and expensive OEM accessories for these bikes even though many more are advertised but really not available. I'd like to get a Racer but keep going back to WHY!

    Of course this type of deceptive promotion is not isolated to R 9T and R 18 accessories as BMW has done this in the past on entire product lines. How many Last Edition R 100CS's did they do, lets not forget the R 1100S Boxer Cup bikes that grew from 200 units to about a thousand because the first run sold so well.

    Am I bitter or mad? Heck No! I'm happy, I enjoy my many toys and I will continue to buy more and spend stupid money on supposed collector grade bikes with the kinda available OEM accessories but only because I can. BMW Motorad USA should understand that I have an above average income, above average loyalty, like OEM accessories and don't mind paying the price for them. They should also understand that every other top manufacture has niche bikes out there and available for purchase accessories for that bike.

    GET OFF THE HIGH HORSE BMW AND EITHER DELIVER ON WHAT IS ADVERTISED OR WITHDRAW THE PROMOTION for ACCESSORIES!

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    That's crazy pricing for a windscreen and lights.
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    A few "bits and bobs" are beginning to show up on the Revzilla.

    https://www.revzilla.com/search?_utf...&query=bmw+r18

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    Coming off of a Harley and onto an R1200RT I was shocked at the lack of aftermarket parts and accessories, not that I needed much anyway. I don't expect to see much for the R18, but in time, if the bike stays in production, there should be more. Perhaps with this ride aimed at the HD crowd perhaps there will be more as HD rider seem to be the "fix it until it is broken" types!
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    The basic question puzzles me. The R18 is new so it doesnít surprise me that design, manufacturing and distribution of accessories will take a minute.
    As for Harley, they have been around a long time with much more sales potential therefore the accessories take a half a minute.

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    Plus not many aftermarket companies are going to get excited about accessories the first year. It might be the only year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorUB View Post
    Plus not many aftermarket companies are going to get excited about accessories the first year. It might be the only year!
    I think the R18 will be around a long time.
    No reason there canít be an R18RT or an R18GS.
    BMW is very, very good at marketing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldCamper View Post
    I think the R18 will be around a long time.
    No reason there canít be an R18RT or an R18GS.
    BMW is very, very good at marketing.
    I agree, but it has happened where a model showed up for year or two, then gone. Plus, I wonder what is planned production numbers. I don't see a huge aftermarket for the R18.

    Like I said earlier, how many RTs are sold every year in comparison and the aftermarket is relatively thin. I looked for months for a rider's backrest with the stock seat on my '18 RT and found only one supplier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldCamper View Post
    No reason there canít be an R18RT or an R18GS.
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    Early spy pictures showed a Touring version of the R18.
    I don't think anyone would buy a 760 pound GS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I don't think anyone would buy a 760 pound GS.
    How much is the planned weight for the H-D Panamerica? LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Early spy pictures showed a Touring version of the R18.
    I don't think anyone would buy a 760 pound GS.
    ?

    Why not?
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    The HD Pan American is reputed to weigh in at 547 lbs.

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