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.
A cruiser inspired by icons
Streamlined silhouette, high-quality details: The R 18 Classic attracts all eyes to it.
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 fly line of the R 18 Classic. Its double-cradle steel frame envelopes the enormous sculptured engine that turns every kilometre into an experience.
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.