BMW Motorrad has unveiled the R 18 cruiser bike. It takes inspiration from the 1936 BMW R 5. The R 18 is anticipated to compete with choices from Harley Davidson and Indian Motorcycles.
The R 18 is built on a double-loop steel tube physique and will get a hardtail-taking a peek rear cease. It comes equipped with a single cantilever shock absorber on the rear, which is hidden from gape. The bike will get an LED headlamp and chrome use on both side.
The R 18 is powered by a 1,802cc, 2-cylinder boxer engine that is rated at 90 BHP @ 4,750 rpm and 158 Nm @ 3,000 rpm. This engine is presupposed to be essentially the most highly efficient BMW boxer engine. Vitality is sent to the rear wheels by a 6-scuttle gearbox and a shaft-force. The bike will get 300 mm twin discs on the front and a single 300 mm disc brake on the rear. The R 18 components a entire lot of dawdle modes which consist of Rock, Roll and Rain.
The R 18 shall be offered in two variants at birth – the conventional model and the First Model. The latter will get pinstripes, chrome substances, historically appropriate tank emblems, slotted screws, a leather-essentially based belt, gloves and a e book consisting of the company’s 97-year ancient past.
In the US, the conventional R 18 is anticipated to be priced from $17,495, while the First Model will dash for $19,870.