With the introduction of R18, BMW has taken the fight straight to Harley-Davidson and Indian.
BMW motorrad has unveiled its new R18 motorcycle bringing iconic styling into the present day with classic metal bodywork and a rigid-frame look. offering a purist motorcycle experience, the R18 promises to provide optimum riding pleasure and ‘good vibrations’.
R18 is powered by the newly developed 2-cylinder boxer engine – the ‘big boxer’ – which marks the most powerful BMW boxer engine of all time. the engine boasts a displacement of 1 802 cc with a peak output of 67 kw (91 hp) at 4 750 rpm. from 2,000 to 4,000 rpm, over 150 nm of torque is available at all times, and this elemental pulling power is combined with a full, resonant sound.
The double-cradle steel frame covers the powerful, sculpted engine that underlines the impressive presence of the bike.
The riding position is characterized by the mid-mounted rider pegs, making for a seating arrangement that resonates back to the R5 and all those legendary roadsters that came after it.
– Engine: 1.8-liter horizontally opposed twin-cylinder
– Max Power: 91hp@4,750 rpm
– Max Torque: 116 lb-ft@3,000 rpm
– Transmission: 6-speed
– Frame: Double-cradle steel frame
– Front suspension: Telescopic fork
– Rear suspension: Steel swingarm with central shock strut
– Retro-style cruiser
– Powerful boxer engine
– Customization friendly frame
– Slip-Assist Clutch
Courtesy: BMW Motorrad