Last year we have seen the concept model of BMW R 18 and now the company has showcased the 2021 BMW R 18. This is inspired by BMW R5, and It comes with a drop-shaped shaded fuel tank with a True-Blue Classic. Along with this, it has a traditional 49mm telescopic front fork.
The new BMW R 18 has a new 1,802 cc boxer engine. This engine generates 91 bhp power at 4,750 rpm and 157 Nm torque at 3,000 rpm. It has a redline at 5,750 rpm and gives a torque of 149 Nm at 2,000 to 4,000 rpm. The engine comes with a 6-speed constant mesh transmission with helical-cut gears with an optional electric motor with reverse gear transformers power.
The BMW R 18 gets a wheelbase of 1,731 mm and is longer than the Honda Gold Wing. It weighs 345 kg. This means that it is 23 kg heavier than the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy.
The price of its base variant in the US is $ 17,495 (about Rs 13.36 lakh) and the first edition is priced at $ 19,870 (about Rs 15.18 lakh). When will it be launched in India? There is no information about this at the moment.