BMW R18 appears on company's India website, launch soon
A few days back, we reported that BMW Motorrad is working to launch the R18 cruiser in India, and that select dealerships have started accepting its unofficial bookings. Now, the premium motorcycle has debuted on the company's India website, hinting at its imminent launch in the coming months. Here are more details.
The BMW R18 sits on a double-cradle frame and features an attractive retro-styled design with a teardrop-shaped fuel tank and a single-type seat that offers a comfortable riding position. The classy looks of the motorcycle are further accentuated by rounded headlamp as well as mirrors, spoked wheels, and chrome-finished exhaust. Further, the cruiser gets all-LED fitments for lighting.
The BMW R18 is powered by a 1,802cc air-and-oil-cooled twin-cylinder engine that comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. This motor is capable of producing 91bhp of maximum power at 4,750rpm and an impressive 157Nm of peak torque at 3,000rpm.
On the safety front, the BMW R18 comes equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with dual-channel ABS as standard for improved road handling. The suspension duties on the cruiser are taken care of by conventional telescopic forks on the front and a mono-shock absorber on the rear.
BMW Motorrad India is yet to reveal the pricing and availability details of the R18 cruiser in the country. However, as per the reports, the motorcycle is likely to arrive in India at a price of around Rs. 18-20 lakh.