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.
Highlights at a glance
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.
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.
The large windshield protects the rider from the wind and weather.
These ensure relaxed and comfortable handling, as the overall appearance of the bike already suggests.
LED additional headlights
Typical nostalgic touring bike: two auxiliary headlights.
3 years warranty
Ride on & on & on. We`re giving you an extra year.
Now there's a 3-year warranty on all motorcycles.
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.
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.