Triumph Rocket 3 Gt Vs Bmw R18

BMW R18 vs Triumph Rocket 3 GT

After Triumph’s Rocket 3 GT went on sale earlier this month, BMW Motorrad has announced the launch of the new R18 cruiser on Saturday in the Indian market.

A Little About Both Bikes

The BMW R18 is more of a touring bike whose aesthetics are designed to provide the rider with a leaned back and very natural typical cruiser styled riding position. This is usually what is preferred in this range.

And the Triumph Rocket 3 GT is no less. It is similar to the Rocket 3 R bike but more focussed on touring. Unlike its base model, the Rocket 3 GT gets additional features that make it more comfortable and suitable for touring around.

Pricing Comparison

Both Rocket 3 GT and R18 are from the same segment and in terms of pricing, there is not a lot of difference.

Triumph Rocket 3 GT

The Rocket 3 GT is the premium variant of the new Triumph which demands Rs 18.40 lakh. Along with this, Triumph offers yet another variant – Rocket 3 ‘R’ – which has a price tag of Rs 18.40 lakh, Rs 40,000 lower than the new ‘GT’ variant.

BMW R18

BMW has offered two variants for the new R18 – the base R18 and R18 – First Edition. The former is relatively closer to the Rocket 3 GT’s price tag at Rs 18.90 lakh whereas the First Edition is available at higher premium cost –  Rs 21.90 lakh.

Key Highlights

BMW R18

  • Powered by 1802 CC, air/oil-cooled, two-cylinder boxer engine – BMW claims this engine to be the most powerful boxer engine in the company
  • The engine produces 91 hp power along with 158 Nm torque
  • Offers a constant-mesh 6-speed transmission unit with a single-disc dry clutch

Rocket 3 GT

  • Even bigger engine – 2500 CC, inline 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled
  • Uses 6-speed transmission unit
  • More powerful engine than R18, and not just in size
  • The engine delivers 167 PS power and 221 Nm torque

Also Read: BMW Launching The New R18 In India

Key Feature Highlights

BMW R18

  • It received three standard riding modes,
  • It is equipped with Automatic Stability Control,
  • Offers Hill Start Control,
  • Gets Dynamic Engine Brake Control, and
  • Keyless Ride system

Rocket 3 GT

  • It offers a full-colour, Bluetooth-enabled TFT dash with GoPro controls,
  • It gets four ride modes,
  • Offers cornering ABS,
  • It possesses Hill-Hold Control System, and
  • Equipped with Traction Control System

(All prices are ex-showroom)