BMW R 18 cruiser launched in India at Rs 18.90 lakh, ex-showroom
BMW Motorrad has launced their first ever cruiser offering in the country, the R 18 at an attractive price of Rs 18.90 lakh, ex-showroom. We are calling it an attractive pricing as it was previously anticipated to be priced between Rs 20 - 24 lakh. Interestingly, the R 18 is priced at just Rs 50,000 more premium over the recently launched Triumph Rocket 3 GT.
BMW is also offering the more feature rich R 18 First Edition at Rs 21.90 lakh, ex-showroom. The German motorcycle manufacturer is bringing the R 18 through the completely built unit route. The company dealerships across the country have started accepting bookings and the deliveries are expected to commence shortly.
BMW launched in India at Rs 18.90 lakh
Starting with the BMW R 18 First Edition, this version will feature a special paint shade with pinstripes in white along with a seat badge, Headlight Pro, Adaptive Headlight, Daytime Riding Light First Edition Pack and a 'First Edition' chrome clasp on the side cover. To make it special, BMW will be offering a Welcome Box with insignia, lifestyle accessories, collectibles and a prized book on the near 100-year history of BMW Motorrad.
The R 18's design is inspired by the yesteryear R 5 BMWs and therefore it showcased a similar, lean and minimalist design theme. It is powered by a 1,802cc boxer-twin engine - the largest of its kind on any production motorcycle - larger than even the R 1250 GS and is good for 91PS of power and 150Nm torque that is fed to a shaft drive configuration. The R 18 also features a BMW-typical electronics package, which includes riding modes, automatic stability and traction control, engine drag torque control which limits slip under hard downshifting, a reversing assist and even a Hill Start Control, much like the new R 1250 GS.
Optional extras include a million options right from 21-inch front wheel options, headlamp designs, auxiliary lamps, a windshield and much more. There is a Bobber Kit which keeps the motorcycle barebones along with the side mounted number plate. If you want you can also build the R18 to be a complete bagger (pictured below) with the exhaust options, chrome packs, engine guards amongst other options
Starts Rs 18,90,000
Starts Rs 18,40,000