Same happened with the R1200C but in 1998
Dealers couldn’t give them away
Now they have a cachet and sell for £5-7k
Dunno why though ???
I’m one of them! Bought a R18 FE Classic last October. I just loved the look of them from when I saw one at Cotswold BMW in 2020.
Beauty is in the eye etc. It’s a garage queen but I take it out on dry days including my 70 mile commute into London. Easy to ride & I find it comfortable. Beautifully built & finished. About my only gripe is no petrol gauge. Low warning at about 50 miles left though. Economical too. On my mainly motorway commute I get 50+ mpg.
6’ with proportionate (I hope) arms. I’ve never had a cruiser style bike in my 40 odd years of riding & I find it comfortable. I did test ride a Harley XR1200 (I think) once & that was horrid. I was glad to give it back with all my teeth still in place.
I guess the R18 has been a fail for BMW-or at least in the UK-but I think it’s a beautifully engineered & built bike & I’m glad I bought mine. The Classic I have isn’t an everyday rider but I’ll have fun on it when the better weather comes along.