R18 Specs & FeaturesR18 Specs
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BMW R18 Latest Updates
BMW recently launched the 2021 R18 in the Philippine market during a virtual event in the month of December 2020. At its heart, the R18 comes powered by a specially developed Euro-5 compliant 1802cc Big Boxer engine that makes 92 PS of power at 4750 rpm and 150 Nm of torque between 2000 to 4000 rpm. BMW has laced this bike with ample modern features that include a keyless start system, three riding modes, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), engine drag torque control, Hill Start Control and reverse assist. A 60’s inspired bobber look along with a powerful engine and modern features make the R18 a tough competitor to the Harley Davidson range of motorcycles.
BMW R18 Pros & Cons
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Things We Like in BMW R18
Keyless start option
Integrated reverse assist
Things We Don't Like in BMW R18
No pillion seat
Limited colour choices
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BMW R18 Review
BMW R18 Overview
2020 was a very difficult year for everyone; luckily for Filipino moto-enthusiasts, the year ended on a good note as BMW Motorrad announced the release of their long-awaited R18 model. This cruiser motorcycle is the long-awaited return of BMW Motorrad into the cruiser market with this new model. The BMW R18 is the perfect combination of vintage and modern, with the focus being kept on maintaining the vintage vibe of the motorcycle. The modern aspects have been dialled in cautiously so as not to ruin the aesthetics of this vehicle.
Although this motorcycle has released as recently as the beginning of 2021, this model shows great potential as one of the top contenders of best-selling cruiser motorcycle of the year. The excellent performance with the classy and elegant design makes this motorcycle hard to resist. It also helps to know that this motorcycle offers an assortment of features that makes it a good value for money purchase.
BMW R18 Design
The BMW R18 is one of the classiest motorcycles that have been released in the Filipino market recently. Its design is aesthetically pleasing and an absolute pleasure to the eye. The design of this model closely resembles the legendary R5 model from BMW. This model is also known as the ‘Big Boxer’ even though the name is given due to the huge boxer engine this motorcycle packs. The engine placement and the look of it also add to the design of this vehicle. The black and chrome finish of this motorcycle really looks elegant and classy in every way.
If you are not a fan of the design of this motorcycle, there are individualisation options offered by the BMW Motorrad. You can customise the different design aspects of the motorcycle according to your liking. This motorcycle brings the best of both worlds with an analogue speedometer and a small digital display that shows the time, trip meter, and fuel efficiency for the electronic features. There is no fuel gauge on this motorcycle, but it does have light for when there is low fuel in your vehicle.
BMW R18 Ride & Handling
The riding features of this motorcycle are pretty awesome; it features a comfortable seating posture with wide handlebars for better handling. This single-seater motorcycle features a comfortable seat that is good for long rides as well. The overall riding experience of this motorcycle is unique in its own way and something that you should look forward to if you are a fan of cruiser motorcycles.
The handling of this motorcycle is great as it features an automatic stability control system integrated into the motorcycle. The system can be turned off, but it is automatically kept running for the safety of the rider. The suspension system does a great job at improving the handling of this motorcycle as well.
BMW R18 Engine & Fuel Consumption
Coming to the engine of this motorcycle, it features a 1,802cc twin-cylinder boxer engine that is both air and oil-cooled. This beast of an engine can generate ample amounts of power and torque. The exact deets are 91 hp of power at 4750 RPM and over 150 Nm between 2000 to 4000 RPM. This high powered engine can generate high speeds for this motorcycle with excellent acceleration.
This model provides three riding modes, which are rain, roll, and rock. The rain mode offers a considerably low throttle response to improve your safety while riding in the rain or wet roads. The roll riding mode is for general day-to-day street riding in the city streets. The rock riding mode unleashes the full-throttle potential of this motorcycle and lets you access the full power of this vehicle.
BMW R18 Braking & Safety
Braking on this motorcycle is great and offers excellent deceleration in every situation. This motorcycle does not feature ABS, which is a downside but the general disc brakes do a great job at handling the braking duties for this model. The absence of ABS is made up for with integrating the ride stability system, which helps riders be safe in all riding conditions.
In terms of safety features other than the ASC, this motorcycle also features traction control and engine drag control. This model also features hill-start control to stop any backrolling of your wheels on an inclined plane. The vehicle also comes with a reverse assistant to help you with parking.
BMW R18 Verdict
The BMW R18 is a modern iteration of a classic motorcycle that has made with great attention to detail on every aspect of this vehicle. This motorcycle features an excellent performance with one of the most powerful boxer engines to be featured on motorcycles. In terms of styling and design, the laid back aesthetic of this cruiser is a game-changer. So, if your interest lies in getting a cruiser motorcycle and you have the budget for this model, be sure to get it while stocks last.
BMW R18 ReviewsBMW R18 Reviews
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Mike Thursday Jun 24, 2021 03:31:13
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