Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: BMW R18  (Read 6901 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline BLK

Re: BMW R18
« Reply #160 on: December 22, 2020, 06:54:05 pm »
If I had to choose between a Harley and a R18, I'll take a Triumph Rocket, thank you very much.

And in 10 years time when Triumph is insolvent?(Remember this post)
 

Online Vintage_Mania

Re: BMW R18
« Reply #161 on: December 22, 2020, 07:11:54 pm »
If I had to choose between a Harley and a R18, I'll take a Triumph Rocket, thank you very much.

And in 10 years time when Triumph is insolvent?(Remember this post)

They have been doing it!!
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day. And doing nothing often leads to the very best kind of something.
 

Offline Gérrard

  • AKA 'jupiter' maar noem my Gerard.
  • Global Moderator
  • Teelhond
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 33,036
  • Thanked: 607 times
  • HKGK !!!
Re: BMW R18
« Reply #162 on: December 22, 2020, 07:14:44 pm »
If I had to choose between a Harley and a R18, I'll take a Triumph Rocket, thank you very much.

Jules has a Suzuki Boulevard. Masehare maar daai ding is groot.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

Build a sidecar they said. It will be fun they said. Ja-nee !
 

Offline Welsh

  • BMW R1150GSV
  • Gentleman Dog
  • *
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 19,102
  • Thanked: 638 times
  • Thunder Twonk. The two legged Twat Monkey.
Re: BMW R18
« Reply #163 on: December 23, 2020, 09:12:00 am »
If I had to choose between a Harley and a R18, I'll take a Triumph Rocket, thank you very much.

Jules has a Suzuki Boulevard. Masehare maar daai ding is groot.

A buddy has a second generation V max, big grin beast  :peepwall:
An aspiring Coddiwompler
 

Offline BuRP

Re: BMW R18
« Reply #164 on: December 23, 2020, 11:46:56 am »
When visiting my KTM dealer I stopped by Bavaria to have a look at this thing.
I read that it is huuuuuge, so wanted to see that bit myself specifically.
To my surprise I find it very low, not at all "huuuuge" but more like diminutively small compared to the behemoth I was expecting, and the width is also not ridiculous really  ???
But, the overall first impression it made on me is "Shame, an old bike which looks bland and truly ridiculous, especially those dogawful exhausts"....
No wonder all the marketing hype, there's no other way this bike may sell a few here & there, and the hype better continue for a long time still  :-\

I won't be seen dead on this fugly thing!
Sparta MC50, 46 other 50cc's, Garelli Tiger Cross, Jawa 250, Kreidler RS (plated), Kawasaki S1 250/3, S2 350/3, H1 500/3, H2 750/3, Suzuki GT380/3 - 10 year gap - KDX200, BMW 1150GS Adventure, Honda CBR600RR, Honda XR650R 2007 & 2003, Honda CRF230, Yamaha BWS100, BMW F800GS Adventure, Husqvarna 701 Enduro 2018, KTM 790 Adv R 2019, KTM 2020 XC-W TPI 300 Six Days, KTM 2014 500 EXC-W Six Days, KTM 790 Adv R Rally 2020
 

Offline AlexAndyG

Re: BMW R18
« Reply #165 on: December 29, 2020, 03:12:51 pm »
I absolutely love mine  ;)

It will never replace my GS, but puts a huge smile on my face every time I take it out for a ride  :ricky:
 

Offline 2StrokeDan

  • a Man of Character
  • Worshond
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 690 Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 25,252
  • Thanked: 2030 times
  • Slim like Bill, straight like Steve
Re: BMW R18
« Reply #166 on: December 29, 2020, 03:48:33 pm »
Andy, imagine how many smiles it puts on the faces of pedestrians you pass?  :pot: :pot:

I'm being nasty, and everyone gets his own kicks from whatever he likes, but GoodGod, this thing is hideous.
 

Offline Wild Hearted Son

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda XL1000V Varadero
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 1,343
  • Thanked: 27 times
  • Sandton
Re: BMW R18
« Reply #167 on: December 29, 2020, 04:11:31 pm »
Congrats Andy

How does it compare to say, a Fat Boy ?

Are you planning on keeping those controversial exhausts ?
"...I was born to the city
But I longed to roam free..." - The Cult, Wild Hearted Son, 1991
 

Offline BuRP

Re: BMW R18
« Reply #168 on: December 29, 2020, 04:29:33 pm »
I absolutely love mine

Great, and of course you do Andy  :thumleft:
It also will remain special through its entire life, after all it is a genuine special!
But, Andy, and I will buy you a beer whenever we meet..... PLEASE look for some decent exhausts, please, pliespliesplies?  :P
Sparta MC50, 46 other 50cc's, Garelli Tiger Cross, Jawa 250, Kreidler RS (plated), Kawasaki S1 250/3, S2 350/3, H1 500/3, H2 750/3, Suzuki GT380/3 - 10 year gap - KDX200, BMW 1150GS Adventure, Honda CBR600RR, Honda XR650R 2007 & 2003, Honda CRF230, Yamaha BWS100, BMW F800GS Adventure, Husqvarna 701 Enduro 2018, KTM 790 Adv R 2019, KTM 2020 XC-W TPI 300 Six Days, KTM 2014 500 EXC-W Six Days, KTM 790 Adv R Rally 2020
 

Offline Gérrard

  • AKA 'jupiter' maar noem my Gerard.
  • Global Moderator
  • Teelhond
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 33,036
  • Thanked: 607 times
  • HKGK !!!
Re: BMW R18
« Reply #169 on: December 29, 2020, 05:59:04 pm »
Had to go to BMW to collect a part. Saw this bike in the metal. Masehare but its big. I like it, but not sure I'll want one.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

Build a sidecar they said. It will be fun they said. Ja-nee !
 

Offline Roxtar

  • REV IT UP
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: North West
  • Posts: 2,926
  • Thanked: 149 times
  • Aka Sprocket Face
Re: BMW R18
« Reply #170 on: January 04, 2021, 02:30:45 pm »
A bike not sure if it wants to be a muscle bike or cruiser, and does neither particularly well if i listened correctly to all the reviews....

If it had a fat rear tyre and looked more like the concept I would have bought one.... :thumleft:
Long live the Underdog.........