BMW R 18 Classic is a Retro-Styled Big-Bore Boxer Motorcycle

 With an old-school charm and a ton of customizations on offer, the R 18 Classic oozes retro at its best.

BMW Motorrad recently announced the first of five new heritage motorcycles it plans to introduce. The R 18 Classic makes an appealing initial impression. It looks like a muscle cruiser with creature comforts and technologies, making it suitable for long distances.

The bike still retains the charm of old-school muscle bikes of the late 20th Century. It features a girthy body, complete with a bare pillion seat and a set of massive straight pipes.

However, the R 18 Classic also features some new-age technological advancements and touring bike comforts. For instance, the headlights utilize LED technology, auxiliary lighting, standard cruise control, floorboards, and a pair of saddlebags.

Meanwhile, the “First Edition” will feature extra badging, more chrome bits, and a white pinstripe around the fuel tank sides for that extra classic look.

BMW R18 Classic

The Classic features a 1,802 cc twin-cylinder boxer engine. This old-school monster is supposedly the biggest engine BMW has ever built. Moreover, it promises to deliver a healthy 91 hp at 4000+ rpm and a massive 116 lb-ft of torque at 3000 rpm. Thus, the engine sets the mood for a nice comfortable cruise down the road without troubling the engine. The R 18 base model sits on 19-inch front and 16-inch rear tires, while the Classic sits on symmetrical 16-inch tires.

BMW has also announced a detailed customization program. The company has tied up with known customizers such as Roland Sands, Mustang Seats, and Vance & Hines. As a result, customers have a wide selection of parts ranging from seat materials and colors to the wheels, grips, levers, and engine covers.

The R 18 base model starts at $17,495, while the Classic at $19,495. For the Classic First Edition, you’ll need to shell out $21,870. The motorcycles will be available in showrooms by February 2021.

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Source: BMW


About Sahir Rahaman

Sahir Rahaman
Sahir Rahaman is a third-year college student pursuing his Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering in India. Cars has been his hobby and interest since childhood and he aims to make use of his skills learnt in Machine Learning and Computer Vision in the automotive industry. He loves American Muscle cars, Robin Williams and Photography

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