BMW R18 Cruiser Launched in India. Know Price, Specs

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BMW Lunches Heritge Cruiser BMW R18 & R18 First Edition in India

BMW Motorrad recently launched its cruiser model all-new BMW R18 in India. The price for the motorcycle starts from Rs 18.90 lakhs onwards (ex-showroom). The motorcycles will come to India under the CBU (completely built-up) route. With R18, BMW enters into the cruiser segment in India. BMW is offering the motorcycle in two variants. BMW R 18 standard variant costs Rs 18,90,000 while BMW R 18 First Edition costs RS. 21,90,000.

BMW R18 headlight

First Edition

BMW R18 First Edition variant gets distinct components such as chrome accents all around it, Blackstorm metallic paint scheme. Besides, it will also have the ‘First Edition’ badging on the seat. Moreover, the First Edition variant gets many cosmetic updates compared to the standard variant. However, the First Edition will offer additional features such as hill-start assist, cornering headlamps, and heated grips.

BMW R18 Engine & Power:

BMW R 18 houses the largest capacity boxer engine ever built by BMW. The BMW R18 gets power from a 1802cc, air/oil-cooled engine that produces 91BHP of power. However, this engine produces a peak torque of around 158Nm. The BMW R18 cruiser bike can sprint 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds while it has a limited top speed of 180km/h.

BMW R18 handlebar


The motorcycle also gets three riding modes – Rain, Rock, and Roll that replaces the conventional modes such as Rain, Road, and Sport. However, other safety features such as the ABS, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), and engine drag torque control are standard. The motorcycle has sickle-shaped graphical LED daytime running light for better visibility.

BMW R18 Equipment:

BMW has offered the reverse gear on this motorcycle for its massive weight of 345kg. It is the most interesting part of the BMW R18 that runs on an electric motor. Besides, telescopic forks at the front and cantilever struts at the rear carry out the suspension duties. The cruiser offers twin disc brakes at the front and single disc at the rear for higher stability and proper braking performance. The fuel tank capacity of the BMW R 18 is about 16 liters.

Note: All Images & Specifications (Courtesy: BMW Motorrad India)

BMW R 18 CRUISER Specifications:

TypeAir/oil-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the drive shaft.   
Capacity1802 cm³ 
Bore x Stroke107. mm x 100 mm
Engine Output67 kW at 4,750 rpm
Torque158 Nm at 3,000 rpm
Fuel SystemElectronic intake pipe fuel injection, BMS-K+ electronic engine management with overrun cut-off, twin-spark ignition: BMS-O with e-gas
Compression Ratio9.6:1
Emission ControlRegulated three-way catalytic converter
BMW R18 Max Speed180 km/h   
Consumption per 100 km based on the WMTC5.6 l/100km
Fuel typeSuper plus lead-free (max. 15% ethanol, E15) ROZ 95 90 AKI
ClutchSingle-disk dry clutch
Transmission Type6-gear shifting claw transmission in separate transmission housing
Secondary DriveShaft drive
FrameDouble-cradle steel frame with screwed-on underbeams
Front wheel location / suspensionTelescopic fork
Rear wheel location / suspensionSteel swinging fork with central shock strut
FrontTwin disc brake, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed callipers
RearSingle disc brakes, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
ABSBMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)
BMW R18 Dimensions
Length2,440 mm
Width964 mm
Height1,126 mm
Seat Height690 mm
Unladen Weight345 kg
Usable Tank Volume16 Ltrs

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