BMW 1800 cruiser

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  1. dutchie

    dutchie Lower than most

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  2. Gordon Bennett

    Gordon Bennett I know

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    A BMW Street Glide.
    Well, why not?
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    I had a snarky reply all set to type in my head, then I saw the pic - not bad. Not exactly my style, but it isn’t hard on the eyes
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  6. dutchie

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    It will come with a boxer engine, as you can see on the picture. According to some BMW spokesman it will have about 1800cc.

    The adventure market is about saturated with beemers, so BMW is going after a slice of the Harley market.

    There is no Intermot in Cologne this year, so I think BMW will just launch the bike(s) somewhere this year. maybe even for this riding season. Otherwise it will be at the EICMA in November.
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    why???
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    Doesn't look awful, but doesn't give me "wood" either... :lol3
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  9. vicster

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    If I had to guess (and I do) it's because there have been several years when the Street Glide has been the number one selling bike model in the U.S., people like twins with low seat heights and low center of gravity, and because BMW continues to aggressively expand its model line.

    At first glance though it looks like this model will suffer from the same lack of leg room as the Wing.
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    Difficult to have a "drag your ass on the pavement" seat height and still have leg room. I suppose that is where forward controls come in, which I personally detest. However, the boxer engine format will have some difficulty with forwards. Still, the BMW boxer twins make really great power and torque. If they keep the seat high enough, it will be a good option for some. I suspect they will run circles around the Harley's they are attempting to compete with. Looks WAY better than the old 1200C!
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    e.t. Millenials ridiculed Supporter

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    I agree

    Like Guzzi California good looking. We'll see
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    so, 2 cylinder boxer or 4, or?
    an 1800 cc twin? not going to happen
    Not sure it makes a lot of sense since BMW has a pretty smooth 6 in a cruiser type already
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    That was my response too. I understand trying to capture that market, but it really isn't BM's wheelhouse. They already established that fact. Motorcycle owners fear change. I thought that was a pretty well understood point.
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    I thought I saw cylinder heads but you never know with new models being camouflaged to look what they're not... I guess the K1600B model that was meant to capture that part of market isn't fulfilling its purpose... :dunno

    Although I may not be in the market for this kind of rig, I'm looking forward to further development of boxer engine!! The changes will eventually get into GS/A and current usual boxer engined suspects which are doing rather well all which I'd welcome with open arms... :D

    There's no Intermot in Cologne this year? Hmmm... Didn't get that memo?? :dirtdog
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    Meh, there is no market more saturated, and shrinking, than the cruiser market. I would be surprised if they bothered after the fiasco with the R1200C bikes. I built a decent one, and still do not believe BMW should try the cruiser market again.

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  16. DLFLHT

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    The picture looks like it's fairly well developed. I hope they do it, even though I won't be a buyer. The problem with the 1200C is that it was beyond fugly.
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  18. dutchie

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    I added the photo, made it a bit lighter. This is a nearly finished bike for sure
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    I don't understand this. I feel like the type of person who wants to buy a street glide will never even consider a BMW that is trying to be a street glide. The only advantage the BMW would have is possibly price, but I seriously doubt that. What does a street glide special run these days, $27k? BMWs aren't cheap either. They might sell them to BMW loyal owners who want a touring bagger?
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