European Model Shown
European Model Shown

* MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $895, tax, title and registration.

* MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $895, tax, title and registration.

The BMW R 18 Classic

Iconic. Nostalgic. Soulfuel.

The R 18 Classic is a modern cruiser with a nostalgic sense of BMW design. It reminds one of the first BMW cruisers suitable for touring. It also invokes timeless marks of our motorcycle history. The heart of the machine is obviously the boxer engine with the most displacement we have ever built. It is designed for relaxing tours and pure enjoyment. Consistently developed history – simply put: #SoulFuel. 

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.

Black Storm Metallic

The pure Black Storm Metallic emphasizes the elongated cruiser silhouette of the bike.

Mars Red Metallic

Mars Red Metallic paint emphasizes the individual character of the R 18 Classic.

Manhattan Metallic Matte

Nürburg Silver, polished aluminum and high-gloss chrome form striking contrasting elements to the dark paint and the bike's dark seat.

Option 719 Mineral White Metallic

Very vintage: give your bike a nostalgic yet modern look with this elegant paint color variant.

Option 719 Galaxy Dust Metallic/Titan Silver 2 Metallic

This effect paint shimmers blue to violet and makes the R 18 Classic sparkle spectacularly.

The highlights at a glance

The drop-shaped tank and elongated exhaust are icons from our history and emphasize the traditional BMW design of the R 18 Classic. Its double cradle steel frame envelopes the enormous sculptured boxer engine that turns every mile into an experience.

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Seat with passenger seat
We see the divided seat with pillion passenger seat.
Boxer with pushrods
We see the impressive boxer including pushrods.
LED additional lights
We see both of the smaller auxiliary lights to the left and right of the main headlights.
We see the step of the R 18 Classic.
We see the windshield of the R 18 Classic.
Round exhaust pipe, open driveshaft, double cradle frame
We see the round exhaust pipe, the open drive shaft, and the double cradle frame.
Black tank and bolted logo.
We see the black tank with bolted logo
We see the softbags of the R 18 Classic.

Make the bike your own

Make the bike your own

The R 18 Classic’s extensive range of accessories give you all the freedom to design your own bike. 

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Experience the engine of the R 18 Classic

The engine delivers instant response early in the torque curve: The 1802 cc twin-cylinder boxer engine of the R 18 Classic is largest we have ever built. An engine you can see, hear, and feel. It delivers its maximum torque of 116 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm. From 2,000 to 4,000rpm , it delivers over 100 lb-ft , which translates to a consistently high torque delivery and the typical running characteristics of a boxer. At 4,750 rpm, the Big Boxer delivers 91 hp. 

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ccm capacity
lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm
inch seat height
hp @ 4,750 rpm

3 year warranty

Ride on & on & on. 

Get up to 3-years or 36,000 miles warranty on all new motorcycles. 

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More about #Soulfuel

#Soulfuel means always keeping your passion and curiosity. Because the next tour won't wait for long.

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