R 18 Classic
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THE BMW 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.
Black storm metallic/Vintage: The metallic Blackstorm and Mars Red paintwork underscores the individual character of the BMW R 18 Classic.
Option 719 Moonstone: The Mineral white metallic paintwork lends your motorcycle a nostalgic yet modern look.
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.
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.
Seat with passenger seat: The seat bench consists of two individual seats. You decide whether to start with a passenger seat or not.
Boxer with push rod: Built with conviction, for over 95 years: The R stands for boxer.
LED additional headlights: Typical nostalgic touring bike: two auxiliary headlights.
Footboards: These ensure relaxed and comfortable handling, as the overall appearance of the bike already suggests.
Windshield: The large windshield protects the rider from the wind and weather.
Round exhaust pipe, open drive shaft, double cradle frame: Historic bonds, newly interpreted and implemented with quality.
Black tank and bolted logo: The black tank is one of the icons of BMW Motorrad history.
Saddle bags: The softbags have 15.5 litres of space for everything you might need on a trip.