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

Pushing out 91 horsepower 116 pound-feet of torque.

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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.

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