BMW Motorrad Reveals R 18 Classic; Gets Additions Touring Kit Compared To Regular R 18

BMW R 18 Classic Revealed
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  • BMW Motorrad has revealed the all-new BMW R18 Classic globally.
  • The all-new BMW R 18 Classic is based upon the R 18 cruiser.
  • It gets some additional kit when compared to the BMW R 18.

BMW Motorrad has recently revealed the Classic variant of the BMW R 18. The all-new BMW R 18 Classic is a cruiser that comes with additional kits for touring.

Coming to the styling, the all-new bike features a large windscreen, passenger seat, LED headlights, saddlebags as well as a 16-inch front wheel. Meanwhile, being a traditional cruiser it comes with multiple new features combined with “good vibrations” for nostalgic touring.

At the front it gets a 49mm telescopic fork. Meanwhile, at the rear it comes with a central shock with adjustable pre load. However, the braking duties on the BMW R 18 Classic is handled by 300mm twin discs at the front and a single 300mm disc at the rear. The cruiser bike also gets the ABS as well.

Similar to the BMW R 18, the all-new BMW R 18 Classic also comes with the standard riding modes including Rain, Roll and Rock. However, the additional safety features on it are the engine drag control (MSR), reverse assist, disengageable Auto Stability Control (ASC) and Hill Start Control.

BMW R 18 Classic Instrument Cluster
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At the heart, the all-new BMW R 18 Classic gets a 1802cc two-cylinder “Big Boxer” engine. Meanwhile, it produces 91BHP of power @ 4750 RPM with a peak torque of 158Nm @ 3000 RPM. However, the engine is said to be serving BMW Motorrad since 1923 by offering an inspiring riding experience to its customers.

BMW R 18 Engine
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BMW R 18 Kit
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According to BMW, the all-new R 18 Classic can be personalised as per the personal preference. Hence, it provides freedom of customisation to its customers with multiple accessories.