BMW ‘S Upcoming Cruiser R 1800
BMW Motorrad will bring the all new R 18 power cruiser , it was earlier showcased as a cocept by BMW and now the production version will hit the market . R18 will by powered by BMW”s exclusive boxer twin engine of 1802 cc . As per BMW the engine will produce 91 hp at 4,750 rpm and a whopping 116 NM of torque at 3,000 rpm. Redline is listed at 5,750 rpm.
The R 18 rolls on a 19-inch front spoked wheel with a pair of 300mm rotors and embossed BMW axial-mount four-piston calipers. Rear brake duties are handled by another 300mm diameter disc and what we assume is another four-piston caliper. Per European norms , always-on ABS is standard and the front brake is linked to the rear. However, the back brake actuates independently to the front.
Ergonomically, the BMW makes use of conventional cruiser-style mid-mounted rider foot controls which are mounted behind the horizontally opposed cylinders. Full LED lighting graces the R 18 and optional cornering functionality is available for an upcharge. Instrumentation consists of a classically style swept-face analog display with an small rectangular-shaped LCD. Opposed to the mechanical simplicity of a conventional mechanical key, the R 18 employs proximity-based keyless-style ignition fob.
In typical Motorrad fashion, the R 18 employs all of the latest and greatest rider aids including automatic stability control (traction control) and drag-torque control (a combination of a slipper-clutch and electronic engine-brake control via engine fueling). It also offers three global engine power and traction control modes (Rain, Road, sports). Additionally, Motorrad offers a “reverse assist” option which makes it easier to maneuver this heavyweight easier to handle.