On the one hand, it makes sense for BMW to come out with a bike that has so many recognizable (overdone?) design elements. It will fit easily into the touring segment and the engine itself is enough to entice some riders into the showroom. But I can’t help but feel a bit disappointed BMW didn’t push the cruiser standard a bit further with this machine. We know that fit and finish will be top-notch, electronics will be state of the art, and ride quality will be formidable, but for all the hype leading up to its release it feels like the developing aesthetic falls a bit flat. Particularly that pillion section of the tail end. What are your thoughts? Is BMW on the right track with the R 1800?