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BMW Motorrad Updates R 18 and R 18 Classic for the Model Year 2022


BMW Motorrad is updating the R 18 and R 18 Classic for the model year 2022. The models can be ordered from all BMW Motorrad partners in the new configurations from August 2021.

They come with new colors option, geometric change of lower luggage holder and new Option 719 design.

Overview about all measures for BMW R 18 and R 18 Classic.

  • New colors Mars red metallic, Manhattan metallic matt and Option 719 Galaxy Dust metallic/Titanium silver2 metallic.
  • For Option 719 Galaxy Dust metallic/Titansilber 2 metallic black drive train is coupled with reverse assistance.
  • Geometric change of lower luggage holder. No disassembly required when riding without case (R 18 Classic only).
  • New Option 719 Design Package AERO includes cylinder head covers and front cover made of brushed aluminum.
  • Option 719 seat.
  • Option 719 wheel sets AERO and ICON.
  • Design option chrome freely selectable for all color variants.
  • Lination freely selectable for Black storm metallic and Mars red metallic.
  • First Edition is dropped.

R 18 and R 18 Classic cruisers

BMW Motorrad entered the cruiser segment with the market launch of the R 18 in September 2020, followed in February 2021 by the R 18 Classic, the second member of the new model series.

2022 bmw r 18 red

The R 18 Classic embodies the nostalgic tourer, echoing the beginnings of the big cruisers suitable for touring. Compared to the very purist R 18, the R 18 Classic is characterized above all by the large windshield, the pillion seat, the saddlebags, the LED auxiliary headlights and the 16-inch front wheel.

Both R 18 models are rooted in the tradition of historic BMW motorcycles. Both technically and visually, they borrow from renowned models such as the BMW R 5 and focus back on the essentials of the motorcycle: purist, straight-up technology and the boxer engine as the epicentre of riding pleasure, combined with “good vibrations”.

2022 bmw r 18 classic

The most powerful BMW boxer engine of all time with full torque.

The centerpiece of the new BMW R 18 Classic and R 18 is a completely newly developed two-cylinder boxer engine – the “Big Boxer”.

Both its impressive appearance and its technology reflect a continuation of the traditional air-cooled boxer engines that have offered an inspiring riding experience for more than seven decades, ever since BMW Motorrad began production in 1923.

The most powerful two-cylinder boxer engine ever used in motorcycle series production has a displacement of 1802 cc. The peak output is 67 kW (91 HP) at 4750 rpm. From 2,000 to 4,000 rpm, over 150 Nm of torque is available at all times, and this elemental pulling power is combined with a full, sonorous sound.

For more information on the R 18 and R 18 Classic, visit the BMW Motorrad UK website.

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