BMW unveils R 18-based, custom-made 'Spirit of Passion' cruiser bike
BMW Motorrad, in collaboration with German designer Kingston Custom, has introduced a retro-inspired model of the flagship R 18 cruiser. Called the 'Spirit of Passion,' the custom bike is built around the classic art deco style, featuring a distinct front fairing and a roadster-style exhaust. However, it bears no mechanical changes and comes with the same 1,802cc boxer engine. Here's our roundup.
The R 18 Spirit of Passion has a massive Kingston fairing, featuring BMW's signature kidney grille on the front, the company's logo, as well as an integrated LED headlamp. It also has handmade mudguards, handlebars, a new exhaust, a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, and a single seat. The bike sports Kellermann indicators and packs an analog instrument console.
The BMW R 18 Spirit of Passion is offered with the same 1,802cc two-cylinder engine that is available in the standard model. The motor generates 90hp of maximum power and 158Nm of peak torque, and comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The BMW R 18 Spirit of Passion is equipped with disc brakes on both the wheels, along with dual-channel ABS, dynamic brake control, and key-less start system. It also gets Rain, Rock, and Roll riding modes. The suspension duties on the cruiser are handled by a telescopic fork unit on the front and a central mono-shock strut on the rear end.
BMW Motorrad has not yet revealed the pricing and availability details of the R 18 Spirit of Passion. However, it is a limited edition model and should carry a significant premium over the standard R 18, which costs Rs. 19.90 lakh.