BMW R 18 Classic

BMW R 18 Classic

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R 18 Classic


The R 18 Classic is a modern cruiser with a nostalgic sense of BMW design. It reminds one of the beginnings, of the first cruisers suitable for touring. It also invokes timeless marks of our motorcycle history, such as with the white double lining found on the R 18 Classic First Edition. The heart of the machine is obviously the boxer with the most displacement we have ever built. It stands for relaxing tours and pure enjoyment.

  • 1802 cc
  • 91 hp at 4,750 rpm
  • 365 kg


Type Air/oil cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the drive shaft.
Bore x stroke 107.1 mm x 100 mm
Capacity 1802 cm³
Rated output 67 kW (91 hp) at 4750 rpm
Max. torque 158 Nm at 3000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.6 :1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe fuel injection, BMS-K+ electronic engine management with overrun cut-off, twin-spark ignition: BMS-O with e-gas
Emission control Regulated three-way catalytic converter
Performance / fuel consumption  
Maximum speed Over 180 km/h
Consumption per 100 km based on the WMTC 5.6 l/100km
Fuel type Super plus lead-free (max. 15% ethanol, E15) RON 95 90 AKI
Electrical system  
Alternator Permanent magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)
Battery 12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission  
Clutch Single-disk dry clutch
Gearbox 6-gear shifting claw transmission in separate transmission housing
Drive Drive shaft
Chassis / brakes  
Frame Double-cradle steel frame with screwed-on underbeams
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork
Rear wheel location / suspension Steel swinging fork with central shock strut
Suspension travel front / rear 120 mm/90 mm
Wheelbase 1731 mm
Castor 150 mm
Steering head angle 57,3°
Wheels Spoked wheel
Rim, front 3.00" x 16"
Rim, rear 5.00" x 16"
Tyres, front 130/90 B16
Tyres, rear 180/65 B16
Brake, front Twin disc brake, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper
Brake, rear Single disc brakes, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)
Dimensions / weights  
Length 2440 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 964 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,342 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 710 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,655 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 365 kg (according to Directive (EU) 168/2013 with all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refuelled with min. 90% of the usable fuel tank capacity. 90% of the usable tank capacity)
Permitted total weight 560 kg
Usable tank volume approx. 16 l
Reserve approx. 4 l