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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2019, 10:44:04 am »
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2019, 11:04:22 am »
Very nice indeed. My only concern is that BMW concepts that get translated to production loses the plot sometimes, especially with bold "new" designs.

Remember the Concept 101? That was a beat, but in production version (K1600B) not so much:

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2019, 11:22:44 am »
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2019, 02:45:57 pm »
Very nice indeed. My only concern is that BMW concepts that get translated to production loses the plot sometimes, especially with bold "new" designs.

Remember the Concept 101? That was a beat, but in production version (K1600B) not so much:

Concept


Reality




One case where the production bike was far better than the concept!


With the R18 it seems like the air box is likely to spoil the look unless the designers can do something clever, and I wonder whether 'they' will allow BMW to get away with the open rotating shaft which is a visual feature of the design.
 

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2019, 02:49:53 pm »
One case where the production bike was far better than the concept!

That big black Burgman wannabe is far better  :imaposer:  :imaposer:  :imaposer:
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2019, 03:18:24 pm »
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2019, 04:24:48 pm »
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2019, 08:35:24 am »
Very nice indeed. My only concern is that BMW concepts that get translated to production loses the plot sometimes, especially with bold "new" designs.

Remember the Concept 101? That was a beat, but in production version (K1600B) not so much:


Changes are inevitable as manufacturers take a bike from concept to something they can homologate and sell to the masses.

From the Concept 101 to the K1600B, you can see a more practical fairing, more ground clearance, and less fancy finishes that will cost more to produce / require more maintenance.

But I have it straight from the horses mouth that a lot of good stuff on the R18 will stay. The frame and motor are both pretty much production ready, and even that sweet exposed drive shaft isn't going to change. Things like the airbox and extra wiring can be expected, along with mirrors and a license plate bracket that extends past the back wheel. It's unavoidable, especially in Europe... but the good news is you can take it all off again!