I think that BMW should have used the 1600 K bagger to build its new tourer to compete with HD
RB , I've never liked BMW bikes, but I like most bikes, just never wanted one ( personal choice ). I've just about always been on Harley's.
The R18 is really beautiful. I am a harley and BMW rider (Harley Streetglide, BMW K1600 B and BMW S100XR).
I think your valid criticisms show it’s not hunting the Harley market.
I was always curious about the r1200c (James bond) bmw cruiser. They come with dual brembo brakes up front and the cheapest one on Bikesales right now also has ohlins rear suspension. The oem pillion seat folds up at adjustable angles to provide a rider backrest which is clever. Something different but have I no idea how they go or handle
They go well mate but bland.
Thanks Krash and FC, yeah they are odd beasts. For some demented reason though I now see the BMW Cruiser, used on the Bond movies, as desirable..... Did I say that out loud?