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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #140 on: December 18, 2020, 11:54:21 pm »
Ek moet noem dat dit n wenner is ," less is more"  ry eers die baaik dan kla ons oor die seat, BMW het nog nooit n  harde seat gehad nie, hoekom nou?
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BMW het nog nooit 'n harde seat gehad nie? Ek het 'n X challenge.  :o
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #141 on: December 19, 2020, 05:25:53 am »
Ek het ook n x challenge, dis n offroad jobbie daai, stere raak gewoond daaraan.....hierdie is n padfiets..
 

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #142 on: December 19, 2020, 06:27:07 am »
Ek moet noem dat dit n wenner is ," less is more"  ry eers die baaik dan kla ons oor die seat, BMW het nog nooit n  harde seat gehad nie, hoekom nou?
As ek retire sal ek een koop...



BMW het nog nooit 'n harde seat gehad nie? Ek het 'n X challenge.  :o

Die X Challenge het nie 'n harde seat nie - dit is a sagte houtplank wat hom voordoen as 'n seat !  :o
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #143 on: December 19, 2020, 07:38:44 am »
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #144 on: December 19, 2020, 07:51:31 am »
Baie mooi bike maar as ek kon kies sou ek liewer die RT 90 vat in wit met rooi en blou as ek reg onthou

So ene by die yacht club gestaan in dieselfde kleure met n mooier exhaust as die ene
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #145 on: December 19, 2020, 11:17:29 am »
So iets, Subie...?
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #146 on: December 19, 2020, 11:44:23 am »
So iets, Subie...?

Ja so ene. Langs hom gestaan en was vir my baie mooi  :thumleft:
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #147 on: December 19, 2020, 07:27:33 pm »
I liked some of the press photos but seeing it in the flesh and sitting on it I was disappointed. It looks unfinished and cheap but thatís just me.
 

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #148 on: December 19, 2020, 11:29:23 pm »
I liked some of the press photos but seeing it in the flesh and sitting on it I was disappointed. It looks unfinished and cheap but thatís just me.

I had the same impression. Things like the huge, cheap looking "R18' badge on the engine, for instance. Those huge chrome salad bowls that act as cam covers.

I know BMW had no option here, but on these bikes many like highway pegs. Where are you going to fit these to be still usable?
 

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #149 on: December 20, 2020, 04:35:33 am »
2SD, if you took any motorcycle on Earth and rebadged it with a BMW Roundel, you would hate it.  :sip:
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #150 on: December 20, 2020, 06:43:04 am »
2SD, if you took any motorcycle on Earth and rebadged it with a BMW Roundel, you would hate it.  :sip:

Not if the cylinders and heads and rocker covers don't stick out to the sides.

If BMW built a 2stroke, 4 cylinder V or transverse engined 1000cc, I'd love it. :deal:

That's another tick against the marque, never into 2strokes.
 

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #151 on: December 20, 2020, 07:24:13 pm »
2SD, if you took any motorcycle on Earth and rebadged it with a BMW Roundel, you would hate it.  :sip:

Not if the cylinders and heads and rocker covers don't stick out to the sides.

If BMW built a 2stroke, 4 cylinder V or transverse engined 1000cc, I'd love it. :deal:

That's another tick against the marque, never into 2strokes.

2SD, the 2-stroke engine as a power unit for vehicles is DEAD.
I do not know of any make of "2stroke, 4 cylinder V or transverse engined 1000cc" that is Euro5 compliant.

Do you?
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #152 on: December 21, 2020, 10:59:22 am »
2SD, if you took any motorcycle on Earth and rebadged it with a BMW Roundel, you would hate it.  :sip:

Not if the cylinders and heads and rocker covers don't stick out to the sides.

If BMW built a 2stroke, 4 cylinder V or transverse engined 1000cc, I'd love it. :deal:

That's another tick against the marque, never into 2strokes.

2SD, the 2-stroke engine as a power unit for vehicles is DEAD.
I do not know of any make of "2stroke, 4 cylinder V or transverse engined 1000cc" that is Euro5 compliant.

Do you?

"IF BMW BUILT A". and "I'D LOVE IT". should be enough to explain?

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #153 on: December 21, 2020, 02:49:04 pm »
:biggrin:The dead unit regularly fills up to the first 20 places in Ertzberg. :biggrin:

But they are not Euro 5 compliant.
Any motorcycle that is road legal...
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #154 on: December 21, 2020, 03:01:25 pm »
2SD, if you took any motorcycle on Earth and rebadged it with a BMW Roundel, you would hate it.  :sip:

Not if the cylinders and heads and rocker covers don't stick out to the sides.

If BMW built a 2stroke, 4 cylinder V or transverse engined 1000cc, I'd love it. :deal:

That's another tick against the marque, never into 2strokes.

2SD, the 2-stroke engine as a power unit for vehicles is DEAD.
I do not know of any make of "2stroke, 4 cylinder V or transverse engined 1000cc" that is Euro5 compliant.

Do you?

Actually no they are not, there is a bright future for 2t - https://www.cycleworld.com/story/bikes/advanced-two-strokes-to-power-formula-1-future/
 

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #155 on: December 22, 2020, 12:48:50 am »
:biggrin:The dead unit regularly fills up to the first 20 places in Ertzberg. :biggrin:

But they are not Euro 5 compliant.
Any motorcycle that is road legal...

This is the problem  ::)
 

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #156 on: December 22, 2020, 07:21:35 am »
My R50 is much more beautiful than this kak ugly thing !!!
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #157 on: December 22, 2020, 06:13:46 pm »
Rode a boxer first in oh, 1973 I think. Didn't even think about the engine width. Bought my own boxer in 2000 and been riding boxers to the present day. Engine width never an issue.

But I looked over an R1800 today. Sheeyit, but that motor's bloody wide!  :eek7:
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #158 on: December 22, 2020, 06:38:22 pm »
If I had to choose between a Harley and a R18, I'll take a Triumph Rocket, thank you very much.
 

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #159 on: December 22, 2020, 06:41:56 pm »
If I had to choose between a Harley and a R18, I'll take a Triumph Rocket, thank you very much.

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