Props for probably the best review I have read on the R1800. BMW certainly hits closer to the mark with this than their previous misguided efforts. Aesthetically pretty good execution if you were trying to design a boxer engined cruiser. Reasonably well executed with the clear exception of that ridiculous pontoon muffler. I would be curious to have sat in on the market research meetings at Corporate for this big boy. Did they have the stats to justify the time and money to build this? ... or was it just "F*** it! Let's just roll the dice". The 100 mile fuel range would be a deal breaker for me, but maybe the 3500-4000 rpm vibrations make a 100 mile fuel stop welcome? I must say if I were looking for cruiser to ride with my Harley riding cousins, this wouldn't be on the short list. I think I would opt for the Guzzi Cal Vintage instead. Time and the market will decide if this is a winner.
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