BMW Motorrad has launched new cruiser bike BMW R18 with two variants, Standard and First Edition. The BMW R18 standerd edition will be in Rs 18.9 lakh, while the First Edition will in Rs 21.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The new R18 is a true BMW cruiser that is full of character,Â surrounding the largest displacementÂ boxer engine we have ever built and timeless design features.
engine specifications -
The 1,802 cc two-cylinder boxer engine of the R 18 is the highest displacement boxer that BMW has ever built. It delivers a maximum torque of 116 lbs-ft at 3,000 rpm. At 4,750 rpm, the Big Boxer delivers 91 hp combining its core tradition with modern technology for pure emotion on the road.
The BMW R18 looks stunning and, in many ways, resembles the 1936 BMW R5 cruiser. Parked side by side, the design inspiration is clearly visible in its round LED headlamp, tear-drop-shaped fuel tank and the swooping rear fender. Period-correct details like the exposed drive shaft, front fork covers and the rear monoshock hidden inside the frame architecture, highlight the meticulous attention to detail.
The BMW R18 features three ride modes-Rain, Roll and Rock; a fun take on the usual Rain, Road and Sport. In addition, the BMW R18 also gets switchable automatic stability control (ASC) and engine drag torque control or MSR. The latter prevents rear-wheel slip under aggressive downshifts. BMW also offers a reverse gear driven by an electric motor. This will probably come in handy, since the R18 tips the scales at a hefty 345kg.
Suspension and brakes -
The motorcycle has a 49mm telescopic fork at the front and a cantilever strut at the rear, mounted directly to the frame. The rear suspension also features travel-dependent damping and spring preload adjustment which allows the rider to set up the bike depending on their weight.
As far as brakes are concerned, the R18 has twin 300mm discs at the front and a single disc at the rear, which is also of the same size. The braking system uses BMW's Integral ABS technology and squeezing the handlebar brake lever activates the front and rear brake.