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    Default BMW R18 Concept looks stunning: To spawn a production model soon

    BMW recently unveiled an all-new classic cruiser. Now it isn’t that BMW Motorrad does not have cruisers is their stellar portfolio, but this one stands out. The BMW R18 Concept is one of the most radical-looking classic cruisers which is sure to have a lot of buyers if/when it hits the market.



    The classic attributes of the motorcycle come as a result of very careful attention to detail by the designers and the engineers. From the total lack of switchgear to the fishtail exhausts every single detail of the bike has been meticulously considered.

    Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design, BMW Motorrad said, “This bike is not about being the fastest. This bike is about making an analogue statement in a digital age. BMW has a rich history of iconic motorcycles and they bear the same design characteristics. We believe that this can still work well today, together with current technology.”

    The 1800cc flat-twin i.e. Boxer engine has made appearances before this concept as well. Custom Works Zon and Revival Cycles built The Departed and the Birdcage, respectively, around the same engine. But this one, from BMW, is the closest one to production to date. According to BMW, this motorcycle is a tribute to the original 1936 R5, which spawned a lot of concepts afterwards. The wheels, 21” at the front and 18” at the rear, make for a classic stance and the leaf-shaped seat are a shoutout to the BMWs from the 1950s.



    The BMW R5[/caption]The rest of the bike too is flush with stylish touches such as polished head covers, subtle shading and the teardrop tank. And then there’s the completely open shaft drive, cantilever suspension, open carbs and a tiny LED light nestled between the fork legs that just add to the classic vibe of the BMW R18 Concept.

    It has been stated by BMW that this motorcycle will see the production line soon enough but another thing that is clear is that this 1800cc engine will power a few more models considering BMWs family of motorcycles ideology. We believe that this year’s EICMA will have the production version of the BMW R18 on display… hopefully, because this motorcycle is surely a treat to look at.





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    Default Re: BMW R18 Concept looks stunning: To spawn a production model soon

    Looks absolutely stunning. Properly retro bobber looks yet modern. Harley Davidson is gonna have nightmares now!
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    Default Re: BMW R18 Concept looks stunning: To spawn a production model soon

    What a stunner-BMW have hit the ball out of the park with this one.
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    Default Re: BMW R18 Concept looks stunning: To spawn a production model soon

    Found this walkaround video of the near production variant. Looks absolutely gorgeous than all of the Bonnevilles and Harleys cruisers!

    Superb raw and throaty exhaust note too!

    https://youtu.be/xeB-JB6nwdY

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    Default Re: BMW R18 Concept looks stunning: To spawn a production model soon

    Loved the look exposed shaft drive from the official video!

    https://youtu.be/2oCf4KQ18LU
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    Default Re: BMW R18 Concept looks stunning: To spawn a production model soon

    Another official video. This time we can easily listen to the more raw exhaust note. Love the wireless levers look.

    https://youtu.be/3K0IDkssHzE

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