BIG Boxer. - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 5Likes
  • 1 Post By bandytales
  • 1 Post By PadG
  • 1 Post By hopz
  • 1 Post By John Brock
  • 1 Post By Ponch
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 27 Old Feb 12th, 2020, 10:25 am Thread Starter
Lifetime Supporter
 
PadG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Solon, OH, USA
Posts: 4,791
BIG Boxer.

Nor quite my cup of tea, but here is the latest on the big boxer: https://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/en/di...22001171310101

Pad. Gajajiva
Solon, OH, USA

2015 R1200RT (San Marino Blue Met.) - FOR SALES!
2014 R1200RT (Quartz Metallic Blue - Returned to BMW)
2007 R1200RT (Sold!)


Once Upon a Time........
1963 Norton Dominator 650 SS
1960 Triumph Bonneville (T120)
1960 Triumph Thunderbird (6T)
1952 Triumph Thunderbird (6T)
1932 Triumph 500
1952 BSA Goldstar
PadG is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 Old Feb 12th, 2020, 10:34 am
Senior Member
 
bandytales's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Somerton, , UK
Posts: 2,071
Re: BIG Boxer.

Wow! To say I really don't like the laid back style of a Harley would be an understatement, but I REALLY like the like of this bike!
Such wonderfully clean lines.
However, I wish they had thought the oil cooler location out a bit better. Much like the Moto Guzzi's with the oil cooler directly in the line of fire of stones and cooler blocking debris!
GSinNC likes this.

2003 R1150RT & 2017 R1200RT
bandytales is offline  
post #3 of 27 Old Feb 12th, 2020, 10:39 am
Lifetime Supporter
 
rapz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Mission, TX, USA
Posts: 751
Re: BIG Boxer.

Interesting, but not for me. Wonder what it weighs.

Website:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2017 R1200RT
2008 Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary Ultra Classic
IBA No. 58411
rapz is offline  
 
post #4 of 27 Old Feb 12th, 2020, 11:06 am
Member
 
jrjackson651's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 52
Garage
Re: BIG Boxer.

The lines and styling really catch my eye and I love those shiny black valve covers and small headlight fairing. But, and it's a big one, you can't stretch out your legs, they look a little cramped to be a Pro-Street Cruiser style bike. This is obviously aimed at the Harley-Davidson riders. Long distance riding will not be done on it, that's a sure bet! It would be a welcome addition to my garage for short distance day rides around CT. This is for those with ample deep pockets and MBS (multiple bike syndrome).

JJ in CT


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jrjackson651 is offline  
post #5 of 27 Old Feb 12th, 2020, 11:27 am
Lifetime Supporter
 
powwow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bend, OR, United States
Posts: 1,446
Re: BIG Boxer.

As I clicked on your link, I didn't expect to like what i saw...wow, was I wrong. Certainly not a bike for me, but the design and execution are spectacular. Well done, BMW.

Life happens...you control your reaction.

2017 KTM 350 EXC-F (single track monster)
2018 Honda CRF250L Rally (fun on the fire roads)
2015 R1200 RT (holy cow…what a bike)
2007 K1200 LT (sold)
2005 DR 650 (sold)
2002 Harley Ultra (sold)
1999 Harley Road King (sold)
1996 K1100 LT (sold)
1990 Honda Shadow (sold)
1978-1993 Raising Kids; Paying Mortgages
1975 Honda CB550 (sold but wish I still had)
Homemade Motor Bike (mounted a 3.5 HP Briggs & Stratton on my bicycle at age 12)
powwow is offline  
post #6 of 27 Old Feb 12th, 2020, 11:36 am Thread Starter
Lifetime Supporter
 
PadG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Solon, OH, USA
Posts: 4,791
Re: BIG Boxer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrjackson651 View Post
The lines and styling really catch my eye and I love those shiny black valve covers and small headlight fairing. But, and it's a big one, you can't stretch out your legs, they look a little cramped to be a Pro-Street Cruiser style bike. This is obviously aimed at the Harley-Davidson riders. Long distance riding will not be done on it, that's a sure bet! It would be a welcome addition to my garage for short distance day rides around CT. This is for those with ample deep pockets and MBS (multiple bike syndrome).

JJ in CT
It's a cruiser! That's why it's not my "cup of tea". What I want, and have, is a sport-tourer. The RT fits the bill quite fine for me.



This thing is very nice though, and if I was the cruiser type, I would definitely go for this one over the K1600B bagger!


Hey, may be I'll see you around CT sometimes. I should be there sometimes in the summer. Used to live in Fairfield.
PMitchell likes this.

Pad. Gajajiva
Solon, OH, USA

2015 R1200RT (San Marino Blue Met.) - FOR SALES!
2014 R1200RT (Quartz Metallic Blue - Returned to BMW)
2007 R1200RT (Sold!)


Once Upon a Time........
1963 Norton Dominator 650 SS
1960 Triumph Bonneville (T120)
1960 Triumph Thunderbird (6T)
1952 Triumph Thunderbird (6T)
1932 Triumph 500
1952 BSA Goldstar
PadG is online now  
post #7 of 27 Old Feb 12th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Lifetime Supporter
 
jeffdean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ, & Madison, WI, USA
Posts: 1,662
Garage
Re: BIG Boxer.

Love the rear-view mirrors.

Jeff Dean
Tucson, Arizona, & Madison, Wisconsin

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Founder, Madison (Wisconsin) BMW Club, #1 (1968)
Co-founder, BMW Motorcycle Owners of America, #115 (1972)
Co-founder, Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners, #2 (1972)
Co-founder, Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, #1 (1979)
Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Chief Instructor (1994)
Friend of the Marque, BMW Clubs International Council (1999)
Prof. Gerhard Knöchlein BMW Classic Award (2013)
R1200RT • R1250RT • 1967 R60/2
jeffdean is offline  
post #8 of 27 Old Feb 12th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Senior Member
 
Booger man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 276
Re: BIG Boxer.

Those pictures have been out for a while. I like the looks but not cup of tea.
Booger man is offline  
post #9 of 27 Old Feb 12th, 2020, 10:52 pm
Senior Member
 
oldspice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Iowa City, IA, USA
Posts: 1,506
Garage
Re: BIG Boxer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffdean View Post
Love the rear-view mirrors.
What rear-view mir.... oh, I get it!

.
"Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue..."

2015 BMW R1200RT - "Artoo"
2012 BMW R1200RT - "Arthur", RIP
1985 Ford Escort L (for Luxury) - Ol' Blue - gone, but not forgotten
MSF RiderCoach
BMW MOA 175432
oldspice is online now  
post #10 of 27 Old Feb 13th, 2020, 4:55 am
Senior Member
 
bandytales's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Somerton, , UK
Posts: 2,071
Re: BIG Boxer.

It a bit like a cross breed between an R1200C and a R90S both fed on Steroids!

Probably binned the rear view mirrors in favour of a rear facing camera and a display!

I wonder what the thinking is behind this bike. The R1200C never really took off so why would this...apart from the snobbery that comes with Cubic Capacity.

2003 R1150RT & 2017 R1200RT
bandytales is offline  
post #11 of 27 Old Feb 13th, 2020, 8:48 am Thread Starter
Lifetime Supporter
 
PadG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Solon, OH, USA
Posts: 4,791
Re: BIG Boxer.

The time, they are a changing, Andy! It seems that cruisers combined with the retro-looks are picking up in popularity, and BMW wants to be in it. I don't think that their attempt at the cruiser with the K1600B bagger went off too well, and this one might do it! BTW, I do like the look of the R1200C, but again, not for me.

Pad. Gajajiva
Solon, OH, USA

2015 R1200RT (San Marino Blue Met.) - FOR SALES!
2014 R1200RT (Quartz Metallic Blue - Returned to BMW)
2007 R1200RT (Sold!)


Once Upon a Time........
1963 Norton Dominator 650 SS
1960 Triumph Bonneville (T120)
1960 Triumph Thunderbird (6T)
1952 Triumph Thunderbird (6T)
1932 Triumph 500
1952 BSA Goldstar
PadG is online now  
post #12 of 27 Old Feb 13th, 2020, 10:13 am
Senior Member
 
hopz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Posts: 2,691
Re: BIG Boxer.

Well, we had the Hex heads, the Wet heads etc heads... maybe we now have the Shit Heads... just sayn.
tvguy likes this.

2014 R1200RT WC

“As Woody Guthrie says, ‘Left wing, right wing, chicken wing.’I keep my mind open. Whatever you believe, it’s all a mystery in the end.”
hopz is online now  
post #13 of 27 Old Feb 13th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Senior Member
 
CWRoady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Brea , CA, USA
Posts: 923
Re: BIG Boxer.

I think it is pretty bad ass ... I won’t be a buyer of one, but I like it. I have very specific uses for my RT, different uses for my 75/5 or R50 ... it’s not a do everything bike, but so what? An 1800 boxer? Nice 👍🏻

Chris

President SCBMWRC
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

MOA / Airhead Beemer Club
2015 BMW R1200RT / 1973 BMW R75/5 / 1955 BMW R50
Yard Art - 1968 Sachs 90 / 1968 Hodaka Ace 90
CWRoady is offline  
post #14 of 27 Old Feb 13th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Senior Member
 
Ponch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ, USA
Posts: 3,659
Re: BIG Boxer.

Pass. Not much suspension, no bags or place to stow a helmet.

Ponch


"I came into this game for the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there's trouble, a man alone."


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


2009 RT

Previous bikes:2007 Nomad | 2001 Vulcan 800 Classic | 1984 GPz750 | 1978 KZ1000A2

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

BMWMOA 162849
BMWRA 41335
VROC 8109-R
VBA 19
Ponch is offline  
post #15 of 27 Old Feb 13th, 2020, 10:34 pm
Cat Herder
 
tvguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Posts: 1,377
Garage
Re: BIG Boxer.

NOPE!!! another attempt at a Nine-T

Tvguy
'16 R1200RT - "Golden Eye"
'11 R1200RT - "Night Fury" SOLD
'02 K1200LTE - "The Silver Bullet" SOLD

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by tvguy; Feb 13th, 2020 at 10:40 pm.
tvguy is offline  
post #16 of 27 Old Feb 14th, 2020, 9:21 am Thread Starter
Lifetime Supporter
 
PadG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Solon, OH, USA
Posts: 4,791
Re: BIG Boxer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ponch View Post
Pass. Not much suspension, no bags or place to stow a helmet.
Errrr . . . . helmet goes on your head, Ponch!!!

Pad. Gajajiva
Solon, OH, USA

2015 R1200RT (San Marino Blue Met.) - FOR SALES!
2014 R1200RT (Quartz Metallic Blue - Returned to BMW)
2007 R1200RT (Sold!)


Once Upon a Time........
1963 Norton Dominator 650 SS
1960 Triumph Bonneville (T120)
1960 Triumph Thunderbird (6T)
1952 Triumph Thunderbird (6T)
1932 Triumph 500
1952 BSA Goldstar
PadG is online now  
post #17 of 27 Old Feb 14th, 2020, 9:29 am
Senior Member
 
NoelCP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,846
Re: BIG Boxer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CWRoady View Post
I won’t be a buyer of one, but I like it.
Neither will most anybody! I can't believe they put development and production resources into something like this they're out of their collective minds!

2016 R1200RT - Dreamliner
2013 F800GT - Sold
1986 Parallel Twin Daughters -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1985 Kawasaki 1000 LTD - Sold
1964 Harley Davidson Sprint 250 - Sold
1968 Honda 350 - Sold
NoelCP is offline  
post #18 of 27 Old Feb 14th, 2020, 10:48 am
Senior Member
 
Ponch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ, USA
Posts: 3,659
Re: BIG Boxer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PadG View Post
Errrr . . . . helmet goes on your head, Ponch!!!
not after I park it at work.

Ponch


"I came into this game for the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there's trouble, a man alone."


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


2009 RT

Previous bikes:2007 Nomad | 2001 Vulcan 800 Classic | 1984 GPz750 | 1978 KZ1000A2

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

BMWMOA 162849
BMWRA 41335
VROC 8109-R
VBA 19
Ponch is offline  
post #19 of 27 Old Feb 14th, 2020, 11:23 am
Lifetime Supporter
 
jeffdean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ, & Madison, WI, USA
Posts: 1,662
Garage
Re: BIG Boxer.

Well, we had the air heads, the hex heads, the wet heads, maybe we now we have ... bucket heads?


Jeff Dean
Tucson, Arizona, & Madison, Wisconsin

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Founder, Madison (Wisconsin) BMW Club, #1 (1968)
Co-founder, BMW Motorcycle Owners of America, #115 (1972)
Co-founder, Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners, #2 (1972)
Co-founder, Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, #1 (1979)
Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Chief Instructor (1994)
Friend of the Marque, BMW Clubs International Council (1999)
Prof. Gerhard Knöchlein BMW Classic Award (2013)
R1200RT • R1250RT • 1967 R60/2

Last edited by jeffdean; Feb 14th, 2020 at 11:37 am.
jeffdean is offline  
post #20 of 27 Old Feb 14th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Senior Member
 
GSinNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Posts: 778
Re: BIG Boxer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bandytales View Post
Wow! To say I really don't like the laid back style of a Harley would be an understatement, but I REALLY like the like of this bike!
Such wonderfully clean lines.
However, I wish they had thought the oil cooler location out a bit better. Much like the Moto Guzzi's with the oil cooler directly in the line of fire of stones and cooler blocking debris!
What he said !!

And I am pretty sure that is still a prototype so some changes ...i.e. mirrors will be made.

Ed Apelian
All it takes is an open road and an open mind!

'16 R1200RT - Platinum Bronze Metallic
'18 R1200GS - Light White


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

When life throws you a curve ...lean into it!
GSinNC is online now  
post #21 of 27 Old Feb 14th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Senior Member
 
John Brock's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: 98020
Posts: 216
Garage
Re: BIG Boxer.

I have a 1998 R1200C and it's my favorite ride for around town, day rides, and 2-lane roads.
I would like to see an updated version of my old Cruiser using this big motor, but I can't imagine that will ever happen.
bandytales likes this.
John Brock is offline  
post #22 of 27 Old Feb 14th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Lifetime Supporter
 
McWideglide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: San Mateo, Ca, USA
Posts: 330
Re: BIG Boxer.

1800 flat twin. I wonder what the HP and Torque will be. I like the idea of that plant in a new R1800RT . It should be near impossible to stall the engine on the steepest of hills.

McWideglide

Jeff M.
2002 Harley Dyna Wideglide
2016 BMW R1200RT
2009 BMW K1300GT sold
1976 BMW R90/6 sold
1967 BSA 441 Victor sold
McWideglide is offline  
post #23 of 27 Old Feb 14th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Senior Member
 
92merc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota USA*****************2015 R1200RT
Posts: 389
Garage
Re: BIG Boxer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by McWideglide View Post
1800 flat twin. I wonder what the HP and Torque will be. I like the idea of that plant in a new R1800RT . It should be near impossible to stall the engine on the steepest of hills.
There were some spy shots awhile back in Europe I believe. It looked like a tourer. But it was more along the lines of an Indian Challenger or Harley Street Glide than an RT.

https://auto.ndtv.com/news/upcoming-...potted-2023789
92merc is online now  
post #24 of 27 Old Feb 14th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Senior Member
 
GSinNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Posts: 778
Re: BIG Boxer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by McWideglide View Post
1800 flat twin. I wonder what the HP and Torque will be. I like the idea of that plant in a new R1800RT . It should be near impossible to stall the engine on the steepest of hills.
Pretty sure we will not see the 1800 in the RT as it uses older technology ...oil cooled and older intermal design. There was a nice write up in this months Owners News

Ed Apelian
All it takes is an open road and an open mind!

'16 R1200RT - Platinum Bronze Metallic
'18 R1200GS - Light White


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

When life throws you a curve ...lean into it!
GSinNC is online now  
post #25 of 27 Old Today, 12:29 am
Senior Member
 
Ponch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ, USA
Posts: 3,659
Re: BIG Boxer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffdean View Post
Well, we had the air heads, the hex heads, the wet heads, maybe we now we have ... bucket heads?

Blockheads or Bigheads.
jeffdean likes this.

Ponch


"I came into this game for the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there's trouble, a man alone."


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


2009 RT

Previous bikes:2007 Nomad | 2001 Vulcan 800 Classic | 1984 GPz750 | 1978 KZ1000A2

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

BMWMOA 162849
BMWRA 41335
VROC 8109-R
VBA 19
Ponch is offline  
post #26 of 27 Old Today, 8:56 am
Senior Member
 
92merc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota USA*****************2015 R1200RT
Posts: 389
Garage
Re: BIG Boxer.

Großer Kopf for Big head.
Or MonsterKopf Monsterhead.
92merc is online now  
post #27 of 27 Old Today, 9:01 am
Senior Member
 
GSinNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Posts: 778
Re: BIG Boxer.

Or just Big Juggs !! Juggmeister

Ed Apelian
All it takes is an open road and an open mind!

'16 R1200RT - Platinum Bronze Metallic
'18 R1200GS - Light White


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

When life throws you a curve ...lean into it!
GSinNC is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 9 (4 members and 5 guests)
92merc, fishandbike, GSinNC, oldspice



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome