BMW 1800 cruiser

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  1. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    That's ~40% of what R18C w premium pack comes out to...

    And that bike got to be worth more than that 4 years down the road, providing it's not trashed...
  2. Backlund

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    The balloon is a bit higher than the $9400 I stated in an earlier post, but only by $174.
    Cash, of course, is always better, but this really isn't a bad way to get into a virtually new R18. The only additional dealer fees beyond the numbers shown below is their documentation fee of, I think, of $150. The difference in the terms shown are due to qualification of interest rates for the factory financing plans.

    60 months of $311 payments is $18,660, not $16,599, so I don't know where they came up with that number, but even so, a total of $18,660 isn't too bad for this bike either if purchased that way.
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    Thanks for sharing. I had never seen the easy ride break down before.
  4. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    If you know balloon payment (% off of new), annual interest rate (%/12), and obviously length of the term (36-48-60 mo), you can easily calculate various payment scenarios in Excel using PMT function... :thumb
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  5. Backlund

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    The numbers I posted are for a 190 mile demo bike in their inventory (of only two R18's), and may be a bit higher for a zero mile example.
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  6. ARiderX

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    In my lousy, armchair 'expert' valuation attempt, there's no way it will hold that 40% value in 4 years. But then again, I'm an idiot.
    A GS, this isn't. We'll check back on this in four years, I'll put a reminder in my calendar. Let's bet a case of cold beers! :lol3

    edit: 9k is already 54% of the current 16.5k list price (for the base models).
  7. Backlund

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  9. Backlund

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    Riding it in the photo is my 5'4" wife, 'Trixie'. We rode our GL1800 up to the dealership to retrieve the R18, and I talked her into riding the R18 back home so we wouldn't have to go all the way back and get the car.

    I'm 30-32 inches, 5'10" or so.

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  11. rick danger

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  12. rick danger

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    When I had my GS, I made little grills that sat on the cylinder heads and let me lay the back of my boots on them. Its a wonder someone hasnt made something like that for these bikes. As its really the only place for any kind of leg rest/highway peg type thing on that bike. And I'm sure people will throw their legs up there for a few minutes till they get hot. [​IMG]
  13. nielsm

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    BMW has that as an available accessory for the R18. At 6’ 4”, I found the R18 quite comfortable on my test ride. Only thing I’d add is a slightly taller seat for much longer rides (demo had the standard, not high seat). I have that on my S1000R that have I toured with. The R18 is a fabulous bike, handles better than Harley & Indian equivalents I’ve test ridden, but has a presence and character that gives you a grin.
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  14. Backlund

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    It fits pretty well into the general theme of our current fleet.

    With the one exception of our '18 GL1800, we've been going down the 'modern retro' path for the past several years.
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    Great stable! Is that a water Buffalo on the lift?
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  16. Backlund

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    Yes, a 1976 GT750A that I was going to get back on the road, but I grew tired of the project, and costs, so I sold it last year to an American working in Australia until this September, when he'll be returning to the US and then picking up the bike.
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  17. bross

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    Can't remember the name of these but I loved them on my '06 RT...
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  18. Backlund

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  19. rick danger

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    Yup. I remember those. Never got them. I remember them as being spendy.
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    bross Where we riding to? Supporter

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    Especially when you snap one off in a minor tip over and they are only sold in a set. Yep, bought them twice. :muutt

    That taught me to always retract them before coming to a stop. :deal In a gravel parking lot at least.
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