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Key specs
  • Displacement1,802 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)89.84 bhp
  • Kerb Weight345 kg

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Down Payment - ₹ 3,78,000
Interest - 11 %
Tenure - 30 Months
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BMW R18 Summary

R18 key highlights

Displacement 1,802 cc
Top Speed 180 Kmph
Kerb Weight 345 kg
  • First Edition
  • Black Storm Metallic

About R18

BMW R18 is a cruiser bike available in 2 variants in India. Its lowest version starts from a price of ₹18,90,000 (ex-showroom) and the top version from a price of ₹21,90,000 (ex-showroom). BMW R18 generates 89.84 bhp of power and 158 nm of torque from its 1802cc engine. Double cylinder engine of BMW R18 has a 6 speed manual gearbox. With both front and rear disc brakes, BMW R18 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This 345 kg bike is available in 2 colours.

After showcasing the R18 in different concept forms multiple times before, BMW Motorrad has finally unveiled the production model of the motorcycle. Featuring the largest powerplant on a production BMW yet, the R18 is currently the only cruiser in the bike maker’s portfolio.

The design of the R18 takes inspiration from the 1936 BMW R5 cruiser and it looks smashing from every angle. Sporting a purely vintage styling, the motorcycle incorporates a round headlamp, single pod instrument cluster, peanut-shaped fuel tank and a chopped rear fender. The main design highlight of the R18 are the dual fish tail-like exhausts spiraling out of the burly boxer mill. The wide, pulled-back handlebar, scooped seat and slightly forward-set footpegs indicate that it is meant to offer comfortable ergonomics.

Powering the motorcycle is a mammoth 1,800cc, air and oil-cooled, boxer-twin motor which pumps out 91bhp at 4,750rpm and 158Nm at 3,000rpm. Most of that performance is delivered in the lower end, between 2,000-4,000rpm, which should make it fun-to-ride in the city as well as on the highway. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox.

The R18 is a typical BMW when it comes to features as it gets many of them. The list comprises of heated grips, full-LED lighting, cornering lights, a reverse gear, hill-start assist, switchable automatic stability control, engine drag torque control and three riding modes – Rain, Rock and Roll. On the contrary, it is quite basic in terms of cycle parts. The R18 is suspended by telescopic forks and cantilever strut with damping and spring preload adjustment. Braking is handled by dual discs up front and a single disc at the rear measuring 300mm each.

In the international markets, BMW has introduced the R18 in two variants including Standard and First Edition. The latter gets chrome-finished accessories and several other cosmetic add-ons. Now, it remains to be seen if BMW introduces both trims or a single variant during its India launch which will take place later this year. It is expected to come with a hefty price tag, somewhere around Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom).
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BMW R18 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • 1802cc engine is extremely smooth and refined
    • Great cruising comfort
    • Loaded with latest features
  • Could be Better

    • Weight is on the heavier side
    • Can’t be used in city on a regular basis
    • Expensive to maintain

BikeWale's Take

The R18 is a big, bulky cruiser from BMW Motorrad. It is known for its new 1802cc engine that churns out lots of torque. Just like all the other BMWs, this bike is also equipped with lots of features and technologies to make life easy on the highway. But the R18 is on the heavier side and is also priced quite high. Plus, it’s a BMW. So it is expensive to maintain. 

BMW R18 Price

R18 Standard 18,90,000 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels
R18 First Edition 21,90,000 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

R18 Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 89.84 bhp @ 4,750 rpm

    Max Torque 158 Nm @ 3,000 rpm

    Cooling System Air/Oil Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 1,802 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 107.1 mm

    Stroke 100 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder --

    Compression Ratio 9.6 :1

    Ignition --

    Spark Plugs --

    Clutch Single-disk dry clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 16 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 4 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed 180 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 300 mm

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Front Tyre Size 120/70 R 19

    Rear Tyre Size 180/65 B16

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Size 300 mm

    Calliper Type Front and Rear : 4 Piston fixed calipers

    Front Wheel Size 19 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 16 inch

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Wheel Type Spoke

    Front Suspension Telescopic fork

    Rear Suspension Steel swinging fork with central shock strut

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 345 kg

    Overall Length 2,440 mm

    Overall Width 964 mm

    Wheelbase 1,731 mm

    Ground Clearance --

    Seat Height 690 mm

    Overall Height 1,232 mm

    Chassis Type Double-cradle steel frame with screwed-on underbeams

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Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity --

Low Battery Indicator--

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailNo

GPS & Navigation --

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

USB charging port --

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage --

Tachometer --

Stand Alarm --

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatNo

Pillion FootrestNo

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes



Electric System--

Battery12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free

Headlight Type--

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail Light--

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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