From cruiser BMW R18 made dragster with “nitro”

From cruiser BMW R18 made dragster with “nitro”

August 7, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

BMW Motorrad and custom studio Roland Sands Design have unveiled the R18 Dragster concept bike with a lot of refinements. Improvements have affected the engine, chassis, braking system and appearance.

The Dragster is based on the BMW R18 large cruiser. It differs from a simple motorcycle in the ergonomics of the driver’s seat: the bike is equipped with a lower seat, and instead of the usual steering wheel, clip-ons attached to the BMW R nineT fork appeared. The front brakes with radial calipers are borrowed from the BMW S 1000 RR sports bike.

The boxer 2.0-liter engine has an improved intake system, nitrous oxide injection and a new stainless steel exhaust tract. How the performance has improved from the original 91 hp. and 158 Nm is not said.

Externally, the motorcycle is also distinguished by the presence of a modified frame, other fuel backs and Dunlop tires. The bike is made in a single copy and shows the customization possibilities of the R18 model. It took about 3.5 months to create it. BMW Motorrad and Roland Sands Designs have prepared a set of aluminum accessories for the R18, including a new speedometer housing, rearview mirrors and a fuel cap.

In addition, it was recently noted that the KTM 250 Duke has received an update. It should be emphasized that the updated version of the bike has a 248.8 cc liquid-cooled power unit with a capacity of 30 hp.