BMW R18 Transcontinental launched at Rs 31.50 lakh

    New range-topping variant gets a large fairing, TFT screen and hard luggage.

    Published On Mar 23, 2023 04:34:00 PM

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    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.

    1. Features a large windscreen, alloys and Marshall audio system
    2. Powered by a 91hp 1,802cc 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, body-coloured panniers and a topbox. It also gets a pillion seat and alloy wheels as standard. 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 customise the R18 Transcontinental as per their taste using the BMW Motorrad Accessories range.

    Other standard features include Active Cruise Control (ACC) – 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. 

    Also see:

    BMW R18 First Edition review, test ride

    BMW R 18, R nineT 100 Years editions launched in India

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