The All-New BMW R 18 First Edition Launched

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October 9, 2020, Kuala Lumpur – BMW Group Malaysia, the official distributor for BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad vehicles in Malaysia, has launched the all-new BMW R 18, priced at RM 149,500.

“BMW Motorrad Malaysia delivers on ‘Make Life A Ride’ once again as we enter the cruiser segment with the all-new BMW R 18 First Edition, which was first introduced as Concept R 18 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event. The pure, stripped-down, raked-out concept cruiser gave the world more than a hint of what was coming our way for the segment, and we look forward to delivering pure riding enjoyment with this cruiser,” said its managing director Harld Hoelzl in a statement.

The all-new BMW R 18 cruiser borrows its technology and visuals from the famous legendary BMW R 5, shifting the focus back onto the motorcycle essentials; purist, no-frills technology and the boxer engine as the epicentre of riding pleasure. 

Only 18 units of the exclusive all-new BMW R 18 First Edition will be made available in Malaysia. The First Edition variant combines the classic BMW R 18 look with equipment features in gloss black paint and chrome (For the handle bars, shifter lever, handle end caps, cylinder head covers, crank covers and air intake).

The all-new BMW R 18 is equipped with the 16-litre fuel tank, full LED headlights, LED rear brake and indicator lights, regulated three-way catalytic convertor, 600W permanent magnet generator alternator, maintenance-free 12 V/26 Ah battery, double-loop steel tube frame front suspension with travel-dependent damping, rear steel swinging fork with central shock strut, multifunction circular instrument cluster, keyless ride system, reverse gear and lockable fuel filter cap, 300mm twin disc brake with four-piston fixed callipers in the front and single disc brake in the rear.

There are also options to further accessorise with a variety of Original BMW Motorrad accessories.

Powering the cruiser is the 1,802 cc two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts paired with the six-speed single-disc dry clutch. It generates a maximum torque of 158 Nm at 3,000 rpm.

BMW Motorrad claims that the all-new BMW R 18 has a top speed rated at 180 kph and a fuel consumption rating of 5.6 litres per 100km.

Its safety features include the BMW Motorrad Integral anti-lock braking system (partially integral), automatic stability control and engine drag torque control (MSR).

The all-new BMW R 18 First Edition is available for test ride at selected BMW Motorrad Heritage showroom which includes Auto Bavaria Ara Damansara, Chear Motorrad Puchong and El Chong Motor Sungai Jawi and can be viewed at all BMW Motorrad’s showroom nationwide.

Ownership of the BMW R 18 First Edition starts from RM 2,411.00 per month, based on an estimate of an 80 percent loan on a five-year tenure, with the Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia.

Price mentioned are on-the-road price with sales tax exemption, excluding insurance and with BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s all-new 3-year warranty and 3-year roadside assistance programme.

Owners can also enjoy additional benefits with the all-new premium engine oil inclusive, service inclusive and warranty extension programmes by BMW Motorrad Malaysia.

For more info, please visit https://www.bmwmotorrad.com.my/en/service/services/warranty.html.

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