BMW Motorrad's R18 Cruiser Carries the Brand's Most Powerful Boxer Engine Yet

Pushing out 91 horsepower 116 pound-feet of torque.

By
Automotive
4,302 Hypes 1 Comments

BMW’s Motorrad division has just unveiled the R18, equipping the cruiser with the brand’s most powerful boxer engine ever created since 1923.

Measuring in at 1,802 cc, the two-cylinder boxer engine can push out a maximum torque of 116 pound-feet at 3,000 rpm, and a whopping 91 horsepower at 4,750 rpm. The design of the blacked-out bike is inspired by its predecessor — the R5 — with a double-loop steel tube frame and rear swing arms. The front carries a telescoping fork with fork sleeves and a cantilever suspension strut, working in tandem with two wire-spoked wheels each equipped with a disc brake. With a low and elongated flyline, BMW Motorrad has added mid-mounted footpegs for a more relaxed riding experience. Finally, as an added option, the First Edition version brings back the double white striped trim with chrome embellishments for an even sleeker, classic aesthetic.

For those looking for a new ride, the BMW Motorrad R18 is now available for pre-order, starting at $17,495 USD for the standard model and $19,870 USD for the First Edition. Take a closer look in the gallery above, or head over to the company’s website to learn more now.

Elsewhere in the automotive world, a pristine 1994 Mazda RX-7 FD is now up for auction.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Paid Music Streaming Subscription Saw 32 Percent Increase in 2019
Music

Paid Music Streaming Subscription Saw 32 Percent Increase in 2019

Translating to 358 million paid subscriptions.

Nike & Neymar Jr. Celebrate "Daring Joy" With New Mercurial Vapor
Footwear

Nike & Neymar Jr. Celebrate "Daring Joy" With New Mercurial Vapor

Referencing the player’s career, previous releases and tattoos.

adidas' Torsion X Receives Spring-Ready Archival '90s Colorway
Footwear

adidas' Torsion X Receives Spring-Ready Archival '90s Colorway

“Solar Yellow” piping makes a dominant appearance.


TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist. Unveils Striped Mickey Mouse T-Shirt
Fashion

TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist. Unveils Striped Mickey Mouse T-Shirt

Disney nostalgia.

ACRONYM Readies Latest SS20 Release
Fashion

ACRONYM Readies Latest SS20 Release

Featuring jackets, sweaters and pants.

PARTYNEXTDOOR, Dua Lipa & Joyner Lucas Debut in Billboard 200 Top 10
Music

PARTYNEXTDOOR, Dua Lipa & Joyner Lucas Debut in Billboard 200 Top 10

The Weeknd, Lil Uzi Vert & Bad Bunny also appear in this week’s top 10.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.