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BMW enters the cruiser bike market

AlaskaGuy

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Not a bad looking bike imo and it's in the right price range but no ability to add forward controls will be a deal breaker for a lot of riders, especially the taller ones.

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Same here but I'm over 6'3 and those mid controls would be a mofo after riding all day.
At your height you’d be more suited to the R 1250 GS. It’s a little on the tall side but super comfortable. Made for long hauls.
 

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Nah, AlaskaGuy should go for the BMW 1600b or the new Triumph Rocket 3. Those two would be his type of cruising machines.
 

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2500cc's of fire breathing badassness.

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I want one of each although I don't have the cash for any of them!!
 

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My all-time favs is this badass monster.

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If you want something a little more tame but not too much there is always the Ducati Diavel.

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And if you want the total elite smooth cruiser, go with the Honda F6b.

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If I had gobs of money to spend, I think I would have a few of these in my collection. Ah, it is fun to dream.
 

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Nah, AlaskaGuy should go for the BMW 1600b or the new Triumph Rocket 3. Those two would be his type of cruising machines.
A former coworker of mine sold his 2018 HD Lowrider for almost half price when this virus thing finished off our economy up here. I was kicking myself in the arse for not having the money to buy it. All it needed was a pair of V&H slip ons, forward controls and some 3" risers due to my arm lenght.
 

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Wow. So little money and a really cool bike slips from your grasp. I hate when that happens!!
 
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