13 May 2021: BMW R 18 gets 'Options 719' accessory pack in India
BMW Motorrad has introduced an accessory pack for its R 18 cruiser motorcycle, called the 'Options 719.' It will go on sale this September. The '719' used to be the company's internal code for high-quality and special equipment.
The 'Options 719' package offers a new color option, a heated seat, two alloy wheel choices, and cylinder head covers made of brushed aluminium.
Contents: What else is available in the 'Options 719' accessory pack?
The 'Options 719' pack offers a new shade that combines Galaxy Dust Metallic and Titanium Silver 2 Metallic colors. Its hue changes under sunlight.
A heated seat with a choice of different materials and two 6-spoke alloy wheel options are also available.
An aero kit is also included in the package, which adds cylinder head covers and intake snorkel covers on both the sides.
Design: The bike has a full-LED lighting setup
The BMW R 18 has an old-school cruiser look, featuring a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, a single-seat, chromed twin exhausts, high-set handlebars, and a rounded headlight as well as mirrors.
The bike packs an analog instrument console, a full-LED setup for lighting, and rides on designer wheels.
It has a 16-liter fuel tank and tips the scales at 365kg.
Fact: It is fueled by a 90hp, 1,802cc engine
The BMW R 18 draws power from a BS6-compliant 1,802cc, boxer-twin, air- and oil-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 89.75hp at 4,750rpm and a peak torque of 158Nm at 3,000rpm. The mill is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a shaft drive.
Safety: It has telescopic forks on the front
In terms of safety equipment, the BMW R 18 is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels along with dual-channel ABS for better handling on the roads.
Suspension duties on the bike are taken care of by telescopic forks on the front side and a steel swingarm with a central shock strut on the rear end.
Fact: BMW R 18: Pricing
In India, the BMW R 18 cruiser bike starts at Rs. 19.9 lakh and goes up to Rs. 24 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). The pricing details of the 'Options 719' custom accessory pack have not been revealed.