BMW Motorrad has launched the brand new R18 in India from Rs 18.9 lakh
- Inspired by the 1936 BMW R5
- 1,802cc engine is the most important BMW boxer engine
- Gets three journey modes- Rain, Roll and Rock
The new BMW R18 cruiser is out there in two variants, Standard and First Edition, the latter options further gildings. The BMW R18 will set you again by Rs 18.9 lakh, whereas the First Edition will price you Rs 21.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
What is particular concerning the First Edition R18?
The BMW Motorrad R18 First Edition will get additional chrome parts, a Blackstorm metallic paint shade, and a seat badge with a ‘First Edition’ clasp on the chrome cowl. It additionally contains intricate additions like a tank emblem with copper letterings, copper screws, a pair of gloves, in addition to a screwdriver to repair the logo on the tank. Additionally, the First Edition will even function hill-start help, heated grips and cornering headlights.
The BMW R18 seems to be gorgeous and, in some ways, resembles the 1936 BMW R5 cruiser. Parked aspect by aspect, the design inspiration is clearly seen in its spherical LED headlamp, tear-drop-shaped gasoline tank and the swooping rear fender. Period-correct particulars just like the uncovered drive shaft, entrance fork covers and the rear monoshock hidden contained in the body structure, spotlight the meticulous consideration to element.
What are the engine specs?
The new BMW R18 cruiser is powered by a model new 1,802cc, air and oil-cooler engine and it’s the largest boxer engine that BMW has ever manufactured.
It develops 91hp at 4,750rpm, which can not appear as a lot contemplating its measurement, however crucially, it produces 158Nm of torque at 3,000rpm. A fats chunk of that torque, 150Nm to be exact, is out there between 2,000-4,000rpm. BMW claims a 0-100kph time of 4.8sec and a prime velocity restricted to 180kph.
Power is distributed to the rear wheels through an uncovered drive shaft that’s impressed from the previous BMW cruisers.
Modern electronics in a retro-styled cruiser
The BMW R18 is modelled on yesteryears BMW cruisers, nevertheless, it’s kitted with modern-day electronics. The BMW R18 options three journey modes-Rain, Roll and Rock; a enjoyable tackle the standard Rain, Road and Sport.
In addition, the BMW R18 additionally will get switchable automated stability management (ASC) and engine drag torque management or MSR. The latter prevents rear-wheel slip beneath aggressive downshifts. BMW additionally provides a reverse gear pushed by an electrical motor. This will most likely turn out to be useful, because the R18 ideas the scales at a hefty 345kg.
Suspension and brakes
The bike has a 49mm telescopic fork (120mm journey) at the entrance and a cantilever strut at the rear (90mm journey), mounted on to the body and swingarm. The rear suspension additionally options travel-dependent damping and spring preload adjustment which permits the rider to arrange the bike relying on their weight.
As far as brakes are involved, the R18 has twin 300mm discs at the entrance (with mounted, 4 piston calipers) and a single disc at the rear, which can also be of the identical measurement. The braking system makes use of BMW’s Integral ABS know-how and squeezing the handlebar brake lever prompts the entrance and rear brake.
What about customisation choices?
BMW Motorrad is providing an array of customisation choices. This contains custom-made seats, exhausts, aspect panels, and even a handlebar. You may repair a Bobber-style floating seat, replete with a side-mounted quantity plate holder, and in addition match quite a lot of handlebars to transform the R18 from a cruiser to a Bobber, Bagger and even an Ape-hanger. BMW says that changing these elements was made straightforward by utilizing plug-and-play kind clutch and brake strains, in addition to the handlebar wiring.