New range-topping variant gets a large fairing, TFT screen and hard luggage.
BMW Motorrad has launched the R18 Transcontinental at Rs 31.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This new variant joins the R18 (Rs 19.90 lakh), the R 18 First Edition (Rs 22.55 lakh) and the R18 Classic First Edition (Rs 24.00 lakh) in the manufacturer’s India line-up.
Features include a large windscreen, alloy wheels and Marshall audio system
Powered by a 91hp, 1802cc boxer engine
BMW R18 Transcontinental: what’s different?
Given its touring focus, the R18 Transcontinental gets a large handlebar-mounted fairing with a windscreen, wind deflectors, along with body coloured panniers and a topbox. It also gets a pillion seat as standard and alloy wheels. Another big feature comes in the form of updated instrumentation, consisting of four circular analogue gauges and a 10.25-inch TFT screen. The R18 Transcontinental also packs in a Marshall Gold Series Stage 2 sound system, with six speakers and a subwoofer. Buyers can further customize the R18 Transcontinental as per their taste using the BMW Motorrad Accessories range.
Other standard features include Active Cruise Control (ACC), which adjusts the speed according to vehicles in front of it using radar sensors, Automatic Stability Control, Dynamic Engine Brake Control, Hill Start Control, Keyless Ride and an adaptive LED headlamp.
The BMW R 18 Transcontinental can be had in five colours – Black Storm Metallic, Gravity Blue Metallic, Manhattan Metallic Matte, Option 719 Mineral White Metallic and Option 719 Galaxy Dust Metallic/Titan Silver 2 Metallic.
BMW R18 Transcontinental: powertrain
As it’s based on the standard R18, the Transcontinental is also powered by the same 1,802cc, air- and oil-cooled boxer engine that produces 91hp and 158Nm. It also gets the same exposed shaft drive, 6-speed gearbox and riding modes – Rain, Roll and Rock.
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