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Meet the R18 Concept Motorcycle Inspired By The BMW R5

Meet the R18 Concept, freshly unveiled at the Villa d’Este just before the famous Concorso d’Eleganza. It is the most powerful boxer built by BMW Motorrad, featuring a new prototype flat-twin engine.

source/image(PrtSc): DriveMag Riders

Inspired by the R 5 model, the R18 is sneak peek at the cruiser production model that BMW is working on to challenge the Harley-Davidson and Indian supremacy in this segment.

source/image(PrtSc): DriveMag Riders

We attended the launch event and here are our impressions!Parts and design elements on the motorcycle are all there for a reason with zero frills.

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The highlights include a new boxer engine, a cradle frame, an exposed universal shaft, and a teardrop-shaped fuel tank.

The 1800cc, two-cylinder boxer engine is related to that used in Motorrad bikes during the 1960s but with bigger displacement and modern air and oil cooling.Instead of the air-cooling of yore, this engine is air- and oil-cooled, and fed by dual Solex carbs instead of fuel injection.