BMW Motorrad has priced the R18 Classic at Rs 24 lakh, ex-showroom. At at that price point, there are a few other motorcycles you could choose from. So, here we list out all the options available in India around the price of the BMW R18 Classic.
Well, the closest alternative to the R18 Classic is the R18- the bike it is based on. However, the latter holds back on a few accessories that the Classic variant comes with. So there is no windscreen, saddlebags, auxiliary lights, or pillion seat. But at Rs 22.55 lakh, the R18 is more affordable. It also comes with the same 1800cc, engine and similar riding aids which include three ride modes, engine drag torque control, Automatic Stability Control as well as ABS.
Or, you could look at the Triumph Rocket 3 GT that will cost you Rs 18.90 lakh. It is a step above the Rocket 3 R that is priced at Rs 18.50 lakh and gets you comfier seats, a pillion backrest, and a windscreen upfront among other creature comforts. Nevertheless, both motorcycles come with the largest in-line three-cylinder engine from Triumph. The 2500cc motor is capable of churning out 165bhp and a mind-boggling 221Nm of torque.
Now, if you would want something lighter than the previous two options, there is the Z H2 from Kawasaki that will set you back by Rs 21.90 lakh. Based on the manic H2 supersport, the Z H2 gets a streetfighter body with a 998cc, inline-four, supercharged engine between the trellis frame. It comes fitted with all the bells and whistles in terms of electronic aids like three riding modes, three power modes, Kawasaki Traction Control, Kawasaki Cornering Management Function, ABS, Kawasaki Launch Control Mode, and even a cruise control system.