BMW Motorrad has finally launched the BMW R18 Classic in India. It will be available here as a CBU unit and is priced at Rs.24 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Also, this all-new tourer will be sharing most of its components with the regular R18. The BMW R18 was recently introduced in India with a starting price tag of Rs.18.90 Lakh onwards.
HIGHLIGHTS: BMW R18 Classic
- BMW Motorrad has finally launched the all-new BMW R18 Classic in India.
- It comes with a starting price tag of Rs.18.90 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
- When compared to the regular R18, it comes with additional features for proper touring.
BMW R18 Classic: Details
In terms of styling, BMW R18 Classic remains similar to the R18 First Edition. However, when compared to the First Edition, it comes with an additional pair of headlights, a larger windscreen and a 16-inch front alloy wheel among others. BMW has also introduced saddlebags on the R18 Classic. However, because of the saddlebags the fishtail exhausts now stand replaced by slash-cut exhausts.
At the heart, the all-new BMW R18 Classic remains the same. It continues to feature a 1802cc air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine that produces a massive 91HP alongside a peak torque of 158Nm. Further, there are three different ride modes available including Rain, Rock and Roll that can be used to alter the performance of this all-new tourer. Apart from this, this bike also gets reverse gear as optional. Also, this engine comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch alongside anti-hopping technology. Other safety features such as ABS, emergency brake control, hill-start assist, etc. are also available on the BMW R18 Classic.
Suspension duties on the all-new tourer are handled by a telescopic fork at the front. Meanwhile, at the rear, it comes with a central mounted suspension strut. Also, for enhanced stopping power, BMW R18 Classic gets twin disc brakes upfront and a single disc brake at the back.
The all-new BMW 18 Classic comes with a standard 3 year/unlimited kms warranty. Further, it can be extended for four to five years as well. According to BMW Motorrad, customers will also enjoy 24X7 roadside assistance in case of any breakdown. It will be available for a period of around one year.
Currently, there is no direct competition available for the BMW R18 Classic. However, Indian Motorcycle is all set to launch the 2021 Indian Chief range in India. The entire range comes powered by a 1,890cc air-cooled V-twin engine that is capable of producing a massive 162Nm of torque. Even, this motor comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox and gets three ride modes on offer including – sport, standard and tour. For enhanced safety, Indian Motorcycle will offer a dual-channel ABS on the upcoming tourer. When launched, the 2021 Chief range is expected to come with a price tag over Rs.22 Lakh (ex-showroom). This way, it will be a perfect rival to the all-new BMW R18 Classic.