Author Topic: 2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental  (Read 570 times)

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2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental
« on: Aug 05, 2021, 10:47:01 am »
Looks like BMW it going to try to pick up the slack in the current cruiser market

https://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/en/models/heritage/r18-transcontinental.html
« Last Edit: Aug 05, 2021, 10:57:30 am by ROADKILL »

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    Re: 2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental
    « Reply #1 on: Aug 05, 2021, 01:32:20 pm »
    Man I kinda like that !
    Lean till it grinds , then lean some more ..

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    Re: 2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental
    « Reply #2 on: Aug 05, 2021, 04:06:22 pm »
    I like it A-LOT!!

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      Re: 2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental
      « Reply #3 on: Aug 05, 2021, 04:44:57 pm »
      I like it A-LOT!!
      I don't like where the rear brake and shifter are - too straight down - I like to have my foot forward  8) notice I didn't say "feet"

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      Re: 2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental
      « Reply #4 on: Aug 05, 2021, 07:01:05 pm »
      I like it A-LOT!!
      I don't like where the rear brake and shifter are - too straight down - I like to have my foot forward  8) notice I didn't say "feet"

      That engine probably kills the "forward control" idea. Unless you want your leg directly over the cylinders.
      I'd rather die on a motorcycle than live without one.

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      Re: 2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental
      « Reply #5 on: Aug 05, 2021, 07:10:51 pm »
      I like it A-LOT!!
      I don't like where the rear brake and shifter are - too straight down - I like to have my foot forward  8) notice I didn't say "feet"

      Lol too funny bro notice I didnít say "two" lol
      Lean till it grinds , then lean some more ..

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      Re: 2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental
      « Reply #6 on: Aug 06, 2021, 07:57:19 am »
      Iíve never liked unconventional engines, especially those that are ďflatĒ horizontally fitting on a cruiser styled motorcycle. It just doesnít look right. A cruiser motorcycle needs to have a V-Twin or at least an inline straight 2, 3 or 4 cylinder motor. Iím definitely old school.
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      Re: 2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental
      « Reply #7 on: Aug 09, 2021, 01:37:15 pm »
      AFAIK it's an all new engine, and it took some years from the first design model to the now available models. In one mag I have read that the foot pegs aren't everyone's thing. You sit there as if you are working in the office.

      Beside that I think the new 1800cc BMWs are great bikes with some great features and details. And with this low center of gravity boxer engine the handling is pretty good. But what I really like about that bike is the clean look. They put a lot of effort to have a clean looking bike, with a massive engine in the center
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIgqdAMW1Qw

      I am not really a big BMW fan, but they have some great bikes for sure, made in a big factory in Berlin.

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      Re: 2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental
      « Reply #8 on: Aug 10, 2021, 12:47:25 pm »
      shaft drive. no thanks. The engine is just wrong on a motorcycle, and instead of admitting that and using bmw engineering to create "anything" acceptable they just keep doing this.

      the put their engine where the riders feet and legs shoudl be, then move the rider... the rider is definitely getting second priority to their motor.
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