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R18 reveal

Postby boxerscott » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:02 am

Got a personal email forewarning me of the R18 reveal on youtube at 7pm.

Here it is. "Hell yeah Man"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdxNWAzMuCo

Gotta say I saw the demo bike at last years bike shows, here are the 4 variants available to joe public. if you have a soft spot for cruisers, retro and vintage this production has all three. I personally think it is the dogs bollox and i wish them well with it.

The marketing.... well, you decide. I think a bavarian attempt of not wanting to look stereotypical (lederhosen, steiners and alpine horn thingys) but in actual fact looking stereotypical glancing aside to HD who just do this thing better!

It was cringeworthingly enjoyable :wink:
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Re: R18 reveal

Postby popsky » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:02 am

[smilie=tumbleweed] [smilie=jawdrop.gif] [smilie=stop here.gif] [smilie=censored2.gif] :pukeright: :pukeright: :pukeleft:
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Re: R18 reveal

Postby big rob » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:43 am

Had a laugh at the point in the video where macho man is stting in front a shop window which has; "DON'T BE A DICK" written on it. :?
Open shaft looks like a great place for the tassle's on yer chaps to be pulled into :(
Are body tatoos & facial hair a requirement before you can ride this "awesome" machine? Think one would need to practice their "man hugs" before being allowed in the Motorrad Dealership to put down their deposits.

I'm sure the R18 will float some peoples boats but I think it's vulgar :pukeleft:

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Re: R18 reveal

Postby Al » Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:25 am

Not for me, but we are all different and if you like that sort of thing BMW will obviously be pleased to make your wallet considerably lighter, but the video is like a hipster propaganda message :)

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Re: R18 reveal

Postby big rob » Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:40 am

And BMW's timing is a little insensitive too given that millions are struggling to survive at this time.

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Re: R18 reveal

Postby SP250 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:03 am

I'd rather have a Triumph Rocket 3 than one of those.
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Re: R18 reveal

Postby boxerscott » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:11 am

At the butty van I was hoping to see how the blonde was going to make scoffin a frankfurter look Hip.

It did not happen.

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Re: R18 reveal

Postby dave the german » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:45 pm

boxerscott wrote:At the butty van I was hoping to see how the blonde was going to make scoffin a frankfurter look Hip.

It did not happen.

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Re: R18 reveal

Postby slparry » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:50 pm

I was due to be going to the launch in Austria for this, but that got scuppered with the current crisis.

It's a heavy old beast. I guess BMW found the seam of heavy duty metal that HD use :D They've also priced it in the HD vein too.

Whilst I'm not a custom fan I quite like it, as opposed to the R1200C which was just yuck …. the cherry on top is the guys in the HD showroom below us hate it … :) I think we'll draw a few of their customers away!
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Re: R18 reveal

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:24 pm

It looks nicely put together, but I won't be bothering any Motorrad dealers with a deposit for one. Not my kinda thing.
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Re: R18 reveal

Postby nab 301 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:32 pm

Wot , no Telelever :shock:
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Re: R18 reveal

Postby popsky » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:43 am

A European review without man hugs but I still don’t like it

https://youtu.be/fbzOzLxN_4Y
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Re: R18 reveal

Postby Blackal » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:47 am

Never even bothered with it............

Don't see that in today's climate - it has any relevance, other than something for BMW to do - to keep their designers busy.
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Re: R18 reveal

Postby Humbug » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:01 am

Really not a fan but nice for the people that like that kind of bike.
All said and done, its still a bike.


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