BMW has come out with their second sensational concept of bike, which is based on big boxer engine. It is stylish, modern and more dynamic having stronger performance and is somewhat rougher around the edges.
The presentation of this motorcycle has been given in various social sites through various impressive films and photographs. You may also visit any concessionnaire moto BMW usagé (English meaning is BMW motorcycle dealer) and see it personally.
Let us discuss about this new 2020 BMW motorcycle in this article briefly.
As far as pricing is concerned, it will start from $20,895 as a base model, however as per the initial shipment made by the company for R 18’s which will be its “First Edition” models, the offer price was declared as MSRP of $23,745.
That extra amount of $2,850 will get you white pinstripes, few types of chrome and also an exclusive badge of “First Edition” on its side covers as well as seat. So far, no word has come yet about how many such special editions are going to make their way into Canadian shores.
This is going to house the biggest boxer engine, which will be used in the production of motorcycle to date. This 1802 cc, 2-cylinder motorbike is going to produce 91 HP.
Its all suspension components will be deliberately simple, and will forego any adaptive technology. Its 49 mm size front telescopic forks will offer 120 mm travel while central cantilever strut having adjustable and damping spring preload will feature 90 mm travel.
Its braking will consist of dual-discs up-front having 4-piston fixed calipers along with single in its rear.
This is featuring keyless ride. R 18 also will offer 3 riding modes:
- Roll and curiously,
Standard trim will also feature automatic stability control, optional reverse assist, hill start control and also a function called as engine drag torque-control, which will prevent wheel spin while downshifting.
This motorcycle is very friendly for any kind of customization. You can easily remove its rear frame and attachment points meant for clutch, brake and cable harnesses, that were made with expectation that handlebars can be swapped.
Although it is difficult to imagine that its mid-mounted controls will be well suited for the ape-hanger handlebars, which are shown in media materials.
With the size and also placement of its head, its forward controls are simply not an option. With additional collaborations with the Mustang Seat, Roland Sands Design and also Vance & Hines, who can offer additional chance for individualization?