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The BMW R 18 Classic

Iconic. Nostalgic. Soulfuel

The R 18 Classic is a modern cruiser with a nostalgic sense of BMW design. It reminds one of the beginnings, of the first cruisers suitable for touring. It also invokes timeless marks of our motorcycle history, such as with the white double lining found on the R 18 Classic First Edition. The heart of the machine is obviously the boxer with the most displacement we have ever built. It stands for relaxing tours and pure enjoyment.

The design of the R 18 Classic

A cruiser inspired by icons

Streamlined silhouette, high-quality details: The R 18 Classic attracts all eyes to it.

    R 18 Classic First Edition

    For the R 18 Classic First Edition, we brought back to life distinctive characteristics from BMW Motorrad tradition: The First Edition is characterised by its white double lining and chrome design options as well as the sticker and logo.

    The highlights at a glance

    The drop-shaped tank is an icon from our history and emphasises – as does the elongated end silencer – the typical streamlined flyline of the R 18 Classic. Its double cradle steel frame envelopes the enormous sculptured engine that turns every kilometre into an experience.

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    Seat with passenger seat
    We see the divided seat with pillion passenger seat.
    Boxer with push rod
    We see the impressive boxer including push rods.
    LED additional headlights
    We see both of the smaller auxiliary headlights to the left and right of the main headlights.
    We see the step of the R 18 Classic.
    We see the windshield of the R 18 Classic.
    Round exhaust pipe, open drive shaft, double cradle frame
    We see the round exhaust pipe, the open drive shaft, and the double cradle frame.
    Black tank with double lining and bolted logo
    We see the black tank with double lining.
    Saddle bags
    We see the softbags of the R 18 Classic.

    Make the bike your own

    Make the bike your own

    The flexible overall concept of the R 18 Classic and its extensive range of accessories give you all the freedom you need when designing your own bike. This gives you the opportunity to create a bike according to your own tastes.

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    Experience the engine of the R 18 Classic

    An early, high torque ensures the powerful cruiser torque: The 1802 ccm twin-cylinder boxer engine of the R 18 Classic is the boxer with the most displacement we have ever built. An engine you can see, hear, and feel: It delivers its maximum torque of 158 Nm at 3.000 min-1. From 2.000 to 4.000 min-1, it always delivers over 150 Nm, meaning a consistently high torque with the typical running characteristics of a boxer. At 4.750 min-1, the Big Boxer delivers 67 kW (91 hp). Start every tour with some zip.

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    Nm max. torque at 3,000 rpm
    mm seat height
    km range (min.)

    More about #Soulfuel

    #Soulfuel means always keeping your passion and curiosity. Because the next tour won't wait for long.

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