BMW R 18 gets a ‘Classic’ version


BMW Motorrad has revealed a ‘Classic’ version of the R 18 cruiser motorcycle that debuted in April this year. The R 18 Classic is mainly designed for relaxed, long distance touring with a passenger.

Meaning, it features a large windscreen (removable), additional LED headlights, a passenger seat (removable), saddle bags (removable), and 16-inch front wheel as opposed to 19-inch wheel on the regular R 18. All of these make the R 18 look more classic than it already is. Electronic Cruise Control comes as standard, which is optional on the R 18.

The photos here feature the R 18 Classic First Edition with numerous chrome surfaces and a “First Edition” chrome clasp on the side covers. As in the R 18, the suspension travel is 120 mm at the front and 90 mm at the rear. Both motorcycles are decelerated by twin 300 mm discs at the front and a single 300 mm disc at the rear in conjunction with four-piston fixed calipers.

The 1,802 cc two-cylinder boxer engine puts out the same 91 hp (67 kW) and 158 Nm (116 lb-ft) of torque as in the R 18. The engine comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox.

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