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BMW Motorrad enters cruiser segment with launch of all new R18 model

BMW Motorrad, the two-wheeler arm of German luxury carmaker BMW, on Saturday said it has entered cruiser bike segment in India with the launch of all-new R18 model.

The BMW R18 comes in two variants, priced at Rs 18.9 lakh and Rs 21.9 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom).

The model can be ordered as a completely built-up unit (CBU) from Saturday onwards through BMW Motorrad dealer network, the company said in a statement.

“The BMW R18 is BMW Motorrad’s much-anticipated entry into the cruiser segment. Fans and motorcycling enthusiasts in India have been eagerly waiting for this day,” BMW Group President Vikram Pawah said.

The R18 is a modern interpretation of motorcycling in its most authentic form as it seamlessly invokes the essence of the famous BMW Motorrad classics into the modern era while retaining a purist design, he added.

The bike comes with 1,802 cc engine mated with six-speed transmission.