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BMW R18 launched in India at Rs 18.9 lakh, know 7 unique features that will surprise you

BMW R18 launched in India at Rs 18.9 lakh, know 7 unique features that will surprise you

In addition, the BMW R18 also gets switchable automatic stability control (ASC) and engine drag torque control or MSR. The latter prevents rear-wheel slip under aggressive downshifts. BMW also offers a reverse gear driven by an electric motor. This will probably come in handy, since the R18 tips the scales at a hefty 345kg.

The motorcycle has a 49mm telescopic fork (120mm travel) at the front and a cantilever strut at the rear (90mm travel), mounted directly to the frame and swingarm. The rear suspension also features travel-dependent damping and spring preload adjustment which allows the rider to set up the bike depending on their weight.

As far as brakes are concerned, the R18 has twin 300mm discs at the front (with fixed, four piston calipers) and a single disc at the rear, which is also of the same size. The braking system uses BMW's Integral ABS technology and squeezing the handlebar brake lever activates the front and rear brake.

BMW Motorrad is offering an array of customisation options. This includes custom-made seats, exhausts, side panels, and even a handlebar. You could fix a Bobber-style floating seat, replete with a side-mounted number plate holder, and also fit a variety of handlebars to convert the R18 from a cruiser to a Bobber, Bagger or even an Ape-hanger. BMW says that replacing these parts was made easy by using plug-and-play type clutch and brake lines, as well as the handlebar wiring.

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