– BMW Motorrad gave quite a surprise to its fans all over the world, with the presence of the R 18. The famous old motorbike figure in the era of 1936 was raised again more modern.
Targeting the cruiser market, the design lines flowing in a form that inherited the early generation that was familiar to the lovers over the past 84 years.
When launched in Munich, Germany, April 3 local time, this motorbike is presented in two variants namely R 18 Standard which offers Black Storm Metallic colors with a tag of US $ 17,495.
While the R 18 First Edition is also clad in black, with the addition of white striping plus chrome elements. The price of this variant melted at US $ 19,870.
Talk about the kitchen runway, R 18 is equipped with a capacity of 1,802 cc Boxer engine that produces 91 hp at 4,750 rpm with torque of 157 Nm in the 2000-4,000 rpm rotation range.
The weight of the motor reaches 345 kg plus a 16 liter tank capacity, while the maximum speed can be generated up to 177.6 km / hour. Telescopic supported front suspension with 119 mm travel, and aluminum swingarm plus single shock in the middle.
The safety system is supported by 300 mm disc brakes with four pistons at the front and rear. ABS features also become standard devices on the BMW R 18.
BMW Motorrad provides a package of accessories for prospective owners of R 18. For the First editin variant, prospective customers can just spend US $ 225 to get an anti-theft alarm, a lid that can be locked gasoline, and grip with a heater.
As for the Premium Package which is hill start control, reverse assist and adaptive headlight, with a tag of US $ 2,125.
As for other accessories in the form of additional seats for passengers, speedometer cover and filler cap. Then the side luggage, rims and exhaust.
BMW Motorrad Indonesia reportedly also plans to bring the cruiser to the country. Scheduled to be present in July 2020, with a tag of around Rp. 800 million off the road. (dp / MTH)