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 – 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.
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.
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”|
|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|
|Maximum speed||over 111 mph|
|Fuel type||Premium unleaded|
|Alternator||Permanent magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)|
|Battery||12 V / 26 Ah|
|Clutch||Single-disk dry clutch|
|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″|
|Steering head angle||57.3°|
|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)|
|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|
|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|