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2023 BMW R18 Classic Heritage Bike Review Specs Price


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2023 BMW R18 Classic Heritage Bikeis a cutting-edge cruiser with a touch of retro style. That looks like one of the earliest touring-ready BMW cruisers. It also conjures up classic images from motorcycling’s past. We used the largest displacement boxer engine we’ve ever made as the beating heart of this thing. It’s made for leisurely sightseeing and unadulterated fun. History, which has been steadily expanded upon, is, in a word, #SoulFuel.

2023 BMW R18 Classic Heritage Bike

2023 BMW R18 Classic Heritage Bike – Features and Specs

The Design of the R 18 Classic

A cruiser inspired by icons streamlined form, premium finishing: All eyes are on the R 18 Classic.

The Highlights at a Glance

Our heritage is reflected in the BMW R 18 Classic’s distinctive drop-shaped tank and lengthened exhaust, hallmarks of classic BMW styling. The large, beautifully sculpted boxer engine that makes every mile exciting is housed in a double-cradle steel frame.

2023 BMW R18 Classic Heritage Bike

Make the bike your own

With the R 18 Classic’s vast accessory lineup, you can build your dream bike from the ground up.

Experience the Engine of The R 18 Classic

The engine responds instantly at low RPMs and high torque: R 18 Classic’s 1802 cc twin-cylinder boxer engine is the biggest one we’ve ever made. A motor that performs visually, aurally, and hectically. Its peak torque of 116 lb-ft is available at 3,000 rpm. It produces over 100 lb-ft of torque from 2,000 to 4,000 rpm, giving it the classic boxer operating characteristics. The Big Boxer generates 91 horsepower at 4,750 rpm.

2023 BMW R18 Classic Heritage Bike

Three-year guarantee

Take this ride as far as it can go.

2023 BMW R18 Classic Heritage Bike – Price

The new 2023 BMW R18 Classic Heritage Bike is available at $17,995.

2023 BMW R18 Classic Heritage Bike – Technical Specifications


Design Air/oil-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the crankshaft.
Bore x stroke 4.2” x 3.9”
Capacity 1,802 cc
Horsepower 91 hp at 4,750 rpm
Max. torque 116 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.6: 1
Fuel delivery Electronic intake pipe fuel injection, BMS-K+ electronic engine management with overrun cut-off, twin-spark ignition
Emission control A regulated three-way catalytic converter

2023 BMW R18 Classic Heritage Bike


Maximum speed over 111 mph
Fuel type Premium unleaded

Electrical system

Alternator Permanent magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)
Battery 12 V / 26 Ah

Power transmission

Clutch Single-disk dry clutch
Gears 6-speed transmission
Secondary drive Shaft drive


Frame Double-cradle steel frame
Front suspension/spring elements Telescopic fork
Rear-wheel guide/spring elements Steel swingarm with central shock strut
Spring travel, front/rear 4.7″ / 3.5″
Wheelbase 68.1”
Caster 5.9”
Steering head angle 57.3°
Wheels Spoked wheel
Rim dimensions, front 3.00″ x 16″
Rim dimensions, rear 5.00″ x 16″
Tire, front 130/90 B16
Tire, rear 180/65 B16
Brake, front Twin disc brakes, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 300 mm, fixed caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)

2023 BMW R18 Classic Heritage Bike


Seat height at unladen weight 28.0”
Rider step length unladen 65.2”
Usable tank capacity Approx. 4.2 gal
of which is a reserve 1.0 gal
Length 96.1”
Height (excluding mirrors) 52.8”
Height (above the windshield, at DIN empty weight) 55.0″
Width (with mirror) 38.0″
Unladen weight, fully fueled/road-ready 805 lbs
Max. permitted weight 1,234.6 lbs.
Max. load (with standard equipment) 430 lbs

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