BMW Motorrad has launched the new R18 Classic cruiser motorcycle in the Indian market at a price tag of Rs. 24 lakh, ex-showroom (India). This made the new model BMW’s second member of its Heritage range including the standard R18 model, introduced in India last year.
The deliveries will begin shortly after the import of the cruiser motorcycle via the CBU (Completely Built Unit) route but customers can book the bike from any of the BMW showrooms across India.
This new model is the cruiser motorcycle’s tourer-oriented version that comes with some additional features like the tall windscreen and a set of matching saddlebags. It has the old-school motorcycle flair with the touch of modernized technologies and features like state-of-the-art LED headlamps, sickle-shaped LED DRLs, LED taillights and an integrated digital display on the instrument cluster.
The BMW R18 Classic Cruiser also has a tear-drop shaped fuel tank, circular-shaped instrument cluster, exposed driveshaft and a double-cradle frame along with a host of electronic rider aids and safety equipment. It features three riding modes -Rain, Roll & Rock. More exclusive features include disengageable traction control, automatic stability control, dynamic engine brake control, keyless ride, hill-start control and electronic cruiser control.
Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “BMW Motorrad made a striking entry into the cruiser segment with the BMW R 18. Building on the success and popularity of BMW’s first cruiser in India, we now present the BMW R 18 Classic with a reimagined, even more iconic character. The eye-catching styling of the BMW R 18 Classic adds on to the riding experience and evokes the emotions of a bygone era.” “While the design calls on the historic roots, the state-of-the-art technology and riding dynamics provide the most authentic, unparalleled experience one can enjoy on two wheels. This motorcycle will have an enormous appeal for motorcyclists who live for unforgettable cruising moments.“
The new BMW R18 Classic Cruiser is powered by a 1,802cc two-cylinder air/oil-cooled powerful boxer engine. Paired with a 6-speed gearbox, this engine produces 91bhp at 4750rpm and a peak torque of 158Nm at 3000rpm. It will compete with the likes of Indian Motorcycle and Harley-Davidson motorcycle range in India.
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