Motorrad India has launched the all-new BMW R 18 in the country, marking the
brand’s entry into the cruiser segment. The all-new BMW R 18 will be offered in
two variants: The ex showroom prices are as follows: All-new BMW
R 18 is priced at Rs 18,90,000, the BMW
R 18 First Edition is priced at Rs 21,90,000.
all-new BMW R 18 can be ordered as a completely
built-up unit (CBU) from today onwards through BMW Motorrad dealer network.
single-disc dry clutch transmits the
torque to the transmission. For the first time, it is designed as a self-reinforcing
anti-hopping clutch, thereby eliminating unwanted rear wheel hop. The constant mesh 6-speed transmission is
in a dual-section aluminum housing and is designed as a 4-shaft transmission
with helical gear pairs. The gearbox input shaft with lug dampers drives the
two gearbox shafts with the gear wheel pairs via a countershaft. A reverse gear
is available as an optional extra.
terms of the suspension, the all-new BMW R 18 sports a double loop steel tube frame. The rear swing arm surrounds the rear
axle transmission in authentic style.
The suspension elements deliberately dispense with electronic adjustment
options. Instead, a telescopic fork and a directly mounted central suspension
strut with travel-dependent damping and adjustable spring preload ensure
superior wheel control and better suspension comfort. The braking system
consists of a twin disc brake at the
front and a single disc brake at
the rear in conjunction with four-piston
all-new BMW R 18 offers three standard
riding modes – ‘Rain’, ‘Roll’ and ‘Rock’ to suit individual rider
preferences. In ‘Rain’ mode, throttle response is gentler and riding dynamics
allow a high safety over slippery road surface. In ‘Roll’ mode, the engine
offers optimum throttle response while riding dynamics achieve ideal performance
on all roads. ‘Rock’ mode allows riders to tap into the full dynamic potential
- throttle response is very spontaneous and direct, while Automatic Stability
Control allows a little more slip.
all-new BMW R 18 boasts a list of important standard features. The
disengageable traction control Automatic
Stability Control provides perfect control, whether the road is dry or wet.
Dynamic Engine Brake Control electronically
prevents the sliding of rear wheel by sudden closure of throttle or back spacing.
Hill Start Control makes starting
off on a hill particularly easy. Keyless
Ride system replaces the conventional ignition steering lock.
all-new BMW R 18 brake system is equipped with the well-established BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially
integral) that adapts the distribution of brake force between the front and
rear brakes to the dynamic wheel load distribution and the load state. In
addition, the dynamic brake light signals function warns following traffic in
two stages when the brakes are applied sharply and in the event of an emergency
all-new BMW R 18 is BMW Motorrad’s interpretation of a cruiser that continues
in the brand’s tradition and confidently exhibits the style of the times gone
by. Its purity of functional and stylish design elements such as the double
cradle frame, the tear drop tank, the exposed driveshaft and the paintwork with
finely drawn double pinstripes are reminiscent of the legendary boxer from
classically designed circular instrument with integrated display is enclosed in
a metal housing with decorative chrome ring. The ‘BERLIN BUILT’ inscription on
the face reinforces the bike’s origin. The state-of-the-art LED headlights ensure superior
visibility on all roads. The sickle
shaped graphical LED daytime running light further enhances the hallmark
BMW Motorrad heritage face. Starting
from the steering head, the central frame tube and swingarm top frame tubes
visually form a continuous line that functions as a central design feature. In
combination with the swingarm down tubes, which are also aligned with the frame
down tubes, this gives the new R 18 a distinctly flat, elongated and muscular
BMW Motorrad ergonomic triangle consisting of distance to handlebar–seat and
the ‘mid-mounted foot peg’ position is traditionally the key factor that offers
an active and upright seating position. The highlights of this special model include Blackstorm metallic
paintwork with elaborate pinstripes in
lightwhite, an eye-catching seat badge, Headlight Pro, Adaptive Headlight,
Daytime Riding Light First Edition Pack and a ‘First Edition’ chrome clasp on
the side cover. The First Edition ‘Welcome
Box’ contains exclusive insignia, lifestyle accessories, collectibles and a
prized book on the near 100-year history of BMW Motorrad.
Motorrad has also collaborated with renowned international brands to further
add to the diverse range of accessories and customization. Created in
collaboration with Roland Sands Design, two different design collections of
milled aluminium parts are available – ‘Machined’ and ‘2-Tone-Black’. In
cooperation with Mustang Seats, high-quality, hand-made seats are offered in
different variants for a variety of purposes. Developed in cooperation with
Vance & Hines, a custom exhaust system is available in chrome or with a
scratch-resistant black ceramic coating.
Source: BMW Motorrad India
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