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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. 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.

We see the R 18 Classic.

The first step is the easiest – the A2 variant of the R 18 Classic

The R 18 Classic is also available in an A2-compliant variant with 35 kW (48 PS). This variant can be throttled, meaning your machine supports you when you hold your A2 driver’s license. You can enjoy the intuitive handling of the R 18 Classic from the very beginning.

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

The pure Black storm metallic emphasises the elongated cruiser silhouette of the bike.

Mars Red metallic

Mars Red metallic paintwork emphasises the individual character of the R 18 Classic.

Manhattan metallic matt

Nürburg Silver, polished aluminium and high-gloss chrome form striking contrasting elements to the dark paintwork and the bike's dark seat.

Option 719 Galaxy Dust metallic/Titansilber 2 metallic

This effect paint shimmers blue to violet and makes the R 18 Classic sparkle spectacularly.

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.
Footboards
We see the step of the R 18 Classic.
Windshield
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 and bolted logo
We see the black tank.
Saddle bags
We see the softbags of the R 18 Classic.

Make the bike your own

Make the bike your own

Our Option 719 gives you all manner of options to design your own bike. With the Option 719 Design package AERO made of expertly brushed anodised aluminium parts, you can create truly stylish accents. The Option 719 AERO cast wheels in silver contrast cut are the perfect addition to the look of your bike. What's more, you and your pillion passenger will sit very comfortably on the Option 719 seat made of pebbled synthetic leather with embroidered BMW insignia.

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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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1802
ccm capacity
158
Nm max. torque at 3,000 rpm
690
mm seat height
290
km range (min.)

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