In pics: BMW Motorrad digitally launches R 18 cruiser

  • The BMW R 18 cruiser was displayed as a concept at the EICMA 2019.
BMW Motorrad R 18 cruiser has been digitally launched via a live telecast at the brand's official Facebook page. The cruiser has been under development for quite sometime now.
1/7BMW Motorrad R 18 cruiser has been digitally launched via a live telecast at the brand's official Facebook page. The cruiser has been under development for quite sometime now.
The R 18 cruiser has bare basic looks with nothing more than an engine, frame, seat, suspension and wheels. It features minimum body panels, adding to its raw appeal.
2/7The R 18 cruiser has bare basic looks with nothing more than an engine, frame, seat, suspension and wheels. It features minimum body panels, adding to its raw appeal.
The R 18 has a cradle-type chassis which houses a 1,800 cc, two-cylinder boxer engine. The engine features a 107 mm bore and 100 mm stroke. It is claimed to be the biggest motorcycle engine developed by BMW Motorrad.
3/7The R 18 has a cradle-type chassis which houses a 1,800 cc, two-cylinder boxer engine. The engine features a 107 mm bore and 100 mm stroke. It is claimed to be the biggest motorcycle engine developed by BMW Motorrad.
A visual highlight of the R 18 includes the exposed chrome-plated universal shaft which connects its rear wheel and the drive.
4/7A visual highlight of the R 18 includes the exposed chrome-plated universal shaft which connects its rear wheel and the drive.
BMW's R 18 cruiser delivers 91 PS of power at 4,750 rpm and 158 Nm peak torque at 3,000 rpm.
5/7BMW's R 18 cruiser delivers 91 PS of power at 4,750 rpm and 158 Nm peak torque at 3,000 rpm.
A telescopic fork and a directly mounted central suspension strut with travel-dependent damping and adjustable spring preload ensure superior wheel control.
6/7A telescopic fork and a directly mounted central suspension strut with travel-dependent damping and adjustable spring preload ensure superior wheel control.
The R 18 cruiser will be locking horns with a number of already established rivals from Indian Motorcycle and Harley-Davidson.
7/7The R 18 cruiser will be locking horns with a number of already established rivals from Indian Motorcycle and Harley-Davidson.
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