BMW R18 gets a ‘Classic’ version


BMW Motorrad has revealed a ‘Classic’ version of the R18 cruiser motorcycle that debuted in April this year. The R18 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 R18. All of these make the R18 look more classic than it already is. Electronic Cruise Control comes as standard, which is optional on the R18.

The photos here feature the R18 Classic First Edition with numerous chrome surfaces and a “First Edition” chrome clasp on the side covers. As in the R18, 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 R18. The engine comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox.

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