German motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad has introduced the new R 18 Classic in the Indian market. The BMW R 18 Classic is launched in India at Rs 24 lakh ex-showroom (India).
The cruiser motorcycle is based on the R 18 First Edition. The new R 18 Classic comes at a premium of R 1.5 lakh over the R 18 First Edition.
On the design front, the BMW R 18 Classic features touring-friendly design elements. The motorcycle features a tall windscreen, auxiliary lights, saddlebags and revamped rider and pillion seat. Other highlights of the motorcycle include an LED headlamp, slash-cut exhausts, wider tyres and a 16-inch front wheel.
On the other hand, the R 18 First Edition comes with fishtail exhausts and a 19-inch front wheel. Other design elements such as a teardrop fuel tank, body panels and components such as suspension and frame remain the same as the R 18 First Edition.
The BMW R 18 Classic draws power from a 1,802cc boxer-twin engine producing 89.9bhp and 158Nm of torque. The power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a shaft. The motorcycle also gets riding aids such as cruise control, engine drag torque control and three riding modes (Roll, Rock and Rain). BMW R 18 Classic also gets a reverse gear.