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BMW R 18 First Edition Malaysia Launch: A stunning cruiser that has a unique Soul

Mr. ChoonBeng, Senior Motorrad Manager, BMW Motorrad Malaysia introducing the BMW R 18 First Edition to the media

BMW Motorrad Malaysia took the opportunity recently to launch the latest BMW R 18 First Edition, a cruiser bike that is bold and built with a lot of Soul. There will be only 18 units of this stunning cruiser made available in Malaysia. Now let’s find out details of the bike:

Large, solid, chrome and a stunning ride

Let’s start with the heart of the cruiser, a 1,802 cc two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts placed above the drive shaft. This engine can produce a maximum torque of 158 Nm at 3000 rpm and maximum speed of 180km/h.

You don’t always see an expose Nickel-plated driveshaft on a bike!

Power is transmitted to the new cruiser via a single-disk dry clutch with a six-speed transmission in a separate transmission housing. The secondary open, nickel-plated driveshaft, meanwhile, puts focus on the torque. The exposed driveshaft certainly adds an unique character to which you don’t see too often on a bike.

Stopping the bike is a 300mm twin disk brake with four-piston fixed callipers in front with single disk brakes in the rear. The brake caliper is also a sight to behold as the it was chrome up too! There is a braking system called BMW Motorrad Integral Anti-Lock Braking System (partially integral) is also available to prevent wheel lock in hard braking situations. The new cruiser is also equipped with the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) to ensure a high level of riding safety, and features three riding modes: Rock, Roll and Rain. Additionally, the All-New BMW R 18 is equipped with engine drag torque control (MSR) as standard.

The BMW R 18 is fitted with a specifically designed circular instrument with multifunctional display. The circular instrument features an analogue speedometer display for a classic style. As with other BMW Motorrad models, the Keyless Ride system also replaces the conventional ignition in the All-New BMW R 18. The cruiser now features the reverse gear and lockable fuel filler cap as standard.

The cruiser offers clear full LED headlight, as well as LED rear and brake lights included in the rear indicators. The lighting technology by BMW certainly compliment the cruiser with modern touch while offering riders a clear illumination during riding.

Attractive price and offer for an exclusive cruiser

So if you really want to get this cruiser, the price is RM 149,500.00 (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s All-New 3-Year Warranty and 3-Year Roadside Assistance Programmes). You can get a test ride at elected BMW Motorrad Heritage showrooms including Auto Bavaria Ara Damansara, Chear Motorrad Puchong and El Chong Motor Sungai Jawi and can be viewed at all BMW Motorrad’s showroom nationwide.

One last thing, if you really get this cruiser, BMW Motorrad will give the buyer an exclusive R 18 First Edition premium gift. This gift includes a classic BMW logo emblem to install on the fuel tank and Boxer engine, a screwdriver and glove to assist for changing the emblem, an exclusive cool R 18 cap and R 18 belt buckle. So, start heading over to BMW Motorrad’s showroom nationwide today!

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