The new BMW r 18 Classic.
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.
THE R 18 FIRST EDITION
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 95 HP. 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.
A CRUISER INSPIRED BY ICONS
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 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 mile into an experience.
DATA AND EQUIPMENT
Design: Air/oil cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the drive shaft.
Bore x stroke: 107.1 mm x 100 mm
Capacity: 1802 cm³
Nominal capacity: 67 kW (91 hp) at 4750 rpm
Max. torque: 158 Nm at 3000 rpm
Compression ratio: 9.6 :1
Fuel preparation: Electronic intake pipe fuel injection, BMS-K+ electronic engine management with overrun cut-off, twin-spark ignition: BMS-O with e-gas
Emission control: Regulated three-way catalytic converter
Maximum speed: Over 110mph
Consumption per 100 km based on the WMTC: 5.6 l/100km
Fuel type: Super plus lead-free (max. 15% ethanol, E15) ROZ 95 90 AKI
Alternator Permanent: Magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)
Battery: 12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free
Frame: Double-cradle steel frame with screwed-on underbeams
Front suspension / spring elements: Telescopic fork
Rear suspension / spring elements: Steel swinging fork with central shock strut
Spring travel, front / rear: 120 mm / 90 mm
Wheelbase: 1731 mm
Castor: 150 mm
Steering head angle: 57,3°
Wheels: Spoke wheel (front only)
Rim dimensions, front: 3,5″ x 19″
Rim dimensions, rear: 5,0″ x 16″
Tyre, front: 120/70 R 19
Tyre, rear: 180/65 B16
Brake, front: Twin disc brake, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear: Single disc brakes, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
ABS: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)