Singapore - After half a decade in research and development, the all-new BMW R18 was globally unveiled earlier in April this year, with the first batch of First Edition R18s arriving into Singapore less than six months later.
Like no other BMW motorcycle before it, this model stands entirely in the tradition of historical BMW motorcycles – both technically and in terms of design style. It borrows from famous models such as the BMW R 5 both technologically and visually, shifting the focus back onto the motorcycle essentials: purist, no-frills technology and the boxer engine as the epicentre of riding pleasure, combined with ‘good vibrations’.
The centrepiece of the new BMW R18 is a newly developed 2-cylinder 1802cc boxer engine, the largest ever built by BMW Motorrad. Both its impressive appearance and technology reflect a continuation of the traditional air-cooled boxer engines that have offered an inspiring riding experience since BMW Motorrad began production in 1923.
The peak output is 67kW (91hp) with 158Nm of torque. From 2,000 to 4,000rpm, over 150Nm is available at all times, and this elemental pulling power is combined with a full and resonant exhaust note.
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