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R18 Reveal

Postby jcabiles » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:16 pm

Love the new R18. I need to make room in my garage!

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Re: R18 Reveal

Postby bdimon » Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:24 am

It's beautiful and less than I expected. The BMW website updated the configuration tool and there are a ton of options for this cruiser. https://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/en/models/heritage/r18.html

I am not a cruiser guy and I have my eye on the F900XR for $13,590 configured the way I want it.
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Re: R18 Reveal

Postby JimVonBaden » Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:24 pm

I'm not a fan. I really hate the base exhaust.

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Re: R18 Reveal

Postby bdimon » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:26 pm

JimVonBaden wrote:I'm not a fan. I really hate the base exhaust.


The website configurator lets you choose the exhaust. I guess they are planning on doing a lot of custom orders for this bike.

The website's build-your-own lets you spin the image, add something new, and then the spinning picture updates. Pretty cool.
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Re: R18 Reveal

Postby philspace » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:48 am

I couldn't find any exhaust option in the configurator, only the chrome package. Agree, the exhaust is fugly.
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Re: R18 Reveal

Postby bdimon » Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:42 pm

philspace wrote:I couldn't find any exhaust option in the configurator, only the chrome package. Agree, the exhaust is fugly.

The exhaust options are on the Accessories page of the configurator. The choices depend upon the package you picked in the Packages page.
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Re: R18 Reveal

Postby philspace » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:45 pm

bdimon wrote:
philspace wrote:I couldn't find any exhaust option in the configurator, only the chrome package. Agree, the exhaust is fugly.

The exhaust options are on the Accessories page of the configurator. The choices depend upon the package you picked in the Packages page.


Thanks, found it, the other exhaust looks better, but still. We bought a CLC thinking my wife would like the cruiser format, one year later she was back on an RT. Just can’t get enthused about this one.
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Re: R18 Reveal

Postby bdimon » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:37 am

philspace wrote:Just can’t get enthused about this one.

It does not thrill me either because cruisers just don't excite me. However, this is not for us but to attract riders of other brands. A few years ago a Harley rider told me that he always liked the looks of the BMW cruisers and why don't they make them anymore? I responded that they stopped making them because
he didn't buy one.

I think this R18 has a better chance of appealing the big wheel and ape hanger crowd. I configured an R18 with a 21-inch front wheel and ape hangers and thought it was ugly as sin. Just as ugly as a Harley with a 21-inch front wheel and ape hangers. However, there are riders who love that stuff. This time BMW offers a wide range of customization and the resulting price is less than I expected and no more than an equivalent H-D.

I wish the motorrad company well. Their timing is not good as the cruiser market is shrinking, I think. This will be a hard market to break into.
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