Press Release - Benelli R18i

Press Release - Benelli R18i



PENANG, 11 APRIL 2021 - Benelli Malaysia has launched the R18i through Benelli's first virtual audio launch on MForce TV's Facebook and YouTube pages. With the theme "In The Blink of an Eye," this R18i can give riders satisfaction and power.

Along with its name, the R18i, this model that manufactured by MForce Bike Holdings Sdn. Bhd. is capable of generating 18Hp at 9,500rpm and 15.1Nm of torque at 7,000rpm. It is also equipped with a 174cc four-stroke, four valves engine and matched with a six-speed transmission for more efficient motorway speeds. The R18i is fitted with an inverted type telescopic fork front suspension which typically only mounted on high-powered motorcycles for more responsive handling feel and equipped with KYB adjustable monoshock rear suspension. The Benelli R18i has a 34mm throttle body, a larger size that allows riders to feel an accelerating response and boost overall horsepower.

Also updated on the R18i is a digital LCD speedometer display with a stylish design and shows all the rider's information. The Benelli R18i also uses electronic fuel injection and a TLI ignition system. Each tyre uses a single disc with a size of 240mm and 220mm for the front and rear brakes, which offers a greater stopping force and more precise braking. Weighing 126kg, this Benelli R18i has a fuel tank of 4.8 litres. Riders can travel far enough before refilling the fuel tank.

This latest R18i is offered with a competitive recommended selling price starting at RM7,999.00 excluding insurance and road tax and comes in three colour options; red, black, and blue.

Buyers of the Benelli R18i can also enjoy a two-year manufacturer warranty or travel distance of 20,000 km (whichever comes first) and online spare parts purchase service by MForce Bike Holdings Sdn. Bhd.


Engine type Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 4 Valves, SOHC
Bore & Stroke (mm) Ø64 x 54.1
Displacement (cc) 174
Maximum Power 18Hp at 9,500rpm
Maximum Torque 15.1N.m at 7,000rpm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Transmission 6-speed
Lubrication System Pressure Splash Lubricant
Clutch Wet Multi-plate
Fuel Supply Electronic Fuel Injection
Starting Electric
Ignition TLI
Front Suspension Upside Down Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Adjustable Monoshock
Front Brake Disc, 240mm
Rear Brake Disc, 220mm
Front Tyre 80/80-17
Rear Tyre 120/70-17
Overall Length (mm) 2,010
Overall Width (mm) 675
Overall Height (mm) 1,150
Seat Height (mm) 787
Wheelbase (mm) 1,325
Ground Clearance (mm) 145
Weight (kg) 126
Fuel Capacity (L) 4.8
Battery 12V6Ah (Free Maintenance)


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