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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2020, 07:00:03 am »
How do they manage to get so little horsepowers from so many ccs?
They converted all the horses into torks ekse ;)
I'm not a BM or cruiser fan but I could definitely see myself in one of these for some strange reason

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2020, 09:58:13 am »
If, for whatever reason, Yamaha or their importers are reluctant to bring the T7 to this country, How can BMW think that R18 is a viable prospect?  ???

Weirdly enough, Harley seems to still be doing alright in SA, selling products similar to this behemoth.
 

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2020, 10:16:19 am »
If, for whatever reason, Yamaha or their importers are reluctant to bring the T7 to this country, How can BMW think that R18 is a viable prospect?  ???

Weirdly enough, Harley seems to still be doing alright in SA, selling products similar to this behemoth.

Harley does not sell motorcycles.... i guess BMW does not either these days.

For all the harley detractors , its ironic to see most of the big brands build substitutes to attract the cruiser guy money....

If i had the cash , i would buy this BMW, but i have not the cash nor the space.
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2020, 10:34:01 am »


I will be surprised if it comes in under 400 k zar.

Beautiful machine.

Surprise! It's R299 900
 

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2020, 10:41:23 am »


I will be surprised if it comes in under 400 k zar.

Beautiful machine.

Surprise! It's R299 900

wow, that is awesome pricing... well done to BMW ZA

Edit: i went to the bmw ZA website, price is indicated but you cant actually buy one yet.

Once its available and if one can get the base model for 299k i will be surprised. Looking at the list of extras a lot of items are extra so it will be a very basic model at 299k. Everything is extra.
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2020, 12:23:52 pm »
If I'm reading the website correctly, that R299 900 seems to be for the 'First Edition' model, which includes extra chrome trim, pin stripes, etc. So most of what you see is in the price.

Adaptive headlight, heated grips and reverse feature all cost extra. BMW South Africa are in habit of speccing things like this out the box, if they do, then it'll deffos come in at more than the currently listed price.
 
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2020, 12:29:14 pm »
R300 000 is one helluva lot of money for a bike that will do nothing really well at all.

A superbike handles incredibly well, it performs well and it stops well.

A adventure bike does tar and dirt fairly well.

What does this thing do?

Just cruise?

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2020, 12:33:09 pm »
R300 000 is one helluva lot of money for a bike that will do nothing really well at all.

A superbike handles incredibly well, it performs well and it stops well.

A adventure bike does tar and dirt fairly well.

What does this thing do?

Just cruise?

Supersizing, the Yank way.

we could explain , but you would not understand. .... :biggrin:
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2020, 12:35:57 pm »
R300 000 is one helluva lot of money for a bike that will do nothing really well at all.

A superbike handles incredibly well, it performs well and it stops well.

A adventure bike does tar and dirt fairly well.

What does this thing do?

Just cruise?

Supersizing, the Yank way.

we could explain , but you would not understand. .... :biggrin:

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #49 on: April 08, 2020, 12:46:27 pm »

we could explain , but you would not understand. .... :biggrin:

this  :laughing4:
 

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #50 on: April 08, 2020, 01:36:52 pm »
Check this

 

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2020, 03:37:35 pm »
HANDS DOWN the BEST looking bike BMW has ever produced... BAR NONE.... :thumleft: :drif:
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #52 on: April 09, 2020, 07:51:09 am »
If, for whatever reason, Yamaha or their importers are reluctant to bring the T7 to this country, How can BMW think that R18 is a viable prospect?  ???

Weirdly enough, Harley seems to still be doing alright in SA, selling products similar to this behemoth.

Danie, jy kan kom kyk hoe hy lyk. As die jaar ons goed behandel gaan ek verseker een van hulle hier tussen die ander lot trek.

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2020, 08:06:07 pm »
HANDS DOWN the BEST looking bike BMW has ever produced... BAR NONE.... :thumleft: :drif:

I agree. Reminds me almost of WW2 dispatcher bikes. If I had the money I would be sorely tempted. Gonna be 19k here which is a lotta loot
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2020, 10:28:29 pm »
HANDS DOWN the BEST looking bike BMW has ever produced... BAR NONE.... :thumleft: :drif:

I agree. Reminds me almost of WW2 dispatcher bikes. If I had the money I would be sorely tempted. Gonna be 19k here which is a lotta loot

That's two T7's. :eek7:
 

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #55 on: April 11, 2020, 11:06:26 pm »
I can see myself posing with this bike. Grow my mullet , with ww2 german helmet  and pilot goggles, cut of denim jacket with long fur sown onto the collar with a few badges,black stovepipes and my dark blue crocs . Lekker   :ricky:
 
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2020, 11:09:30 pm »
Fuck that, I will ride it wearing a pin stripe suit - and a mohawk.   :headbang:
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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #57 on: April 11, 2020, 11:53:39 pm »
Fuck that, I will ride it wearing a pin stripe suit - and a mohawk.   :headbang:

Whatever clothes but with a niiiiice showpiece on the back!





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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #58 on: April 12, 2020, 07:24:29 am »
If I had the cash Id put my deposit down already.
 

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Re: BMW R18
« Reply #59 on: April 12, 2020, 08:49:53 am »
This bike will become a legend. It looks like some of the launch video was done in Capetown? I would only change the pipes.

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