2021 BMW R18 Classic First Edition Guide

2021 BMW R18 Classic First Edition

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2021 BMW R18 Classic First Edition : THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS.

Introducing the 2021 BMW R18 Classic First Edition…

The R 18 Classic First Edition, brings distinctive characteristics from BMW Motorrad tradition: The First Edition is characterized by its white double pinstripe and chrome features, as well as the distinctive badging.

ICONIC. NOSTALGIC. SOULFUEL

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

The engine delivers instant response early in the torque curve: The 1802 cc twin-cylinder boxer engine of the R 18 Classic is largest we have ever built. An engine you can see, hear, and feel. It delivers its maximum torque of 116 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm. From 2,000 to 4,000rpm , it delivers over 100 lb-ft , which translates to a consistently high torque delivery and the typical running characteristics of a boxer. At 4,750 rpm, the Big Boxer delivers 91 hp.

A cruiser inspired by icons
Streamlined silhouette, high-quality details: The R 18 Classic is a style that attracts attention.

 

The new BMW R 18 Classic and the new BMW R 18: nostalgic touring and supreme cruising with historic roots.

Following the premiere of the new BMW R 18, BMW Motorrad now presents the second member of its new model series for the cruiser segment: the R 18 Classic. The new BMW R 18 Classic is a nostalgic touring bike that echoes the beginnings of the great touring cruiser models. While the R 18 is very purist in style, the R 18 Classic features a large windscreen, passenger seat, saddle bags, additional LED headlights and 16-inch front wheel.

The new BMW R 18 Classic and the BMW R 18 stand firmly in the tradition of historic BMW motorcycles. They borrow from famous models such as the BMW R 5 both technologically and visually, shifting the focus back onto the motorcycle essentials: purist, no-frills technology and the boxer engine as the epicentre of riding pleasure, combined with “good vibrations”. What is more, classic design is merged in the R 18 Classic and R 18 with clear-cut yet contemporary technology to create a fascinating overall concept – offering a riding experience that is as cultivated as it is emotional.

 

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW R18 Classic First Edition Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

THE HIGHLIGHTS AT A GLANCE
The drop-shaped tank and elongated exhaust are icons from our history and emphasize the traditional BMW design of the R 18 Classic. Its double cradle steel frame envelopes the enormous sculptured boxer engine that turns every mile into an experience.

  • R 18 Classic First Edition
  • White double pinstripe
  • Chrome features
  • Distinctive badging.
  • Seat with passenger seat
  • Boxer with pushrods
  • LED additional lights
  • Footboards
  • Windshield
  • Round exhaust pipe, open driveshaft, double cradle frame
  • Black tank with double pinstripe and classic BMW logo
  • Saddle bags
  • 4672 ccm capacity
  • 127 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm
  • 5.1 inch seat height
  • 87 hp @ 4,750 rpm

 

The highlights of the new BMW R 18 Classic.

  • Windshield (removable).
  • Saddle bags (removable).
  • Passenger seat (removable).
  • Additional LED headlight.
  • 16-inch front wheel.
  • Electronic Cruise Control as standard.

Common highlights of the new BMW R 18 Classic and R 18:

  • Iconic style blending modern technology with authentic materials.
  • Biggest ever BMW boxer engine with a capacity of 1 802 cc.
  • Output 67 kW (91 hp) at 4 750 rpm, maximum torque 158 Nm at 3 000 rpm.
  • More than 150 Nm available at all times from 2 000 to 4 000 rpm.
  • Open-running universal-shaft drive based on the classic role model.
  • Elaborately crafted double-loop steel tube frame.
  • Rear swinging arm with enclosed axle drive in rigid-frame design.
  • Telescopic fork with sleeves and cantilever suspension strut featuring travel-dependent damping.
  • Harmonious ergonomics for relaxed riding and optimum control.
  • Disc brakes and front and rear, with wire-spoked wheels.
  • State-of-the-art LED lighting technology, classically interpreted.
  • Adaptive turning light for even better illumination of the road when cornering as an ex works option.
  • Classically designed circular instrument with integrated display.
  • Keyless Ride for convenient function activation by remote control.
  • Two standard riding modes, ASC and MSR.
  • Reverse assist for convenient manoeuvring and Hill Start Control for easy hill starts as ex works options.
  • The R 18 First Edition: exclusive look in paint and chrome.
  • Extensive range of optional extras and Original BMW Motorrad  Accessories as well as a cool Ride & Style Collection.

 

 

 

2021 BMW R18 Classic First Edition Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

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

The centrepiece 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 1 802 cc. The peak output is 67 kW (91 hp) at 4 750 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.

Double-loop steel tube frame and rear swinging arm with enclosed axle drive in rigid-frame look.

The centrepiece of the suspension in the new R 18 Classic is a double-loop steel tube frame. Its design perpetuates the longstanding BMW Motorrad tradition of this frame type. Outstanding manufacturing quality and a meticulous attention to detail is also evident in barely perceptible features such as the welded joints between the steel tubes and the cast or forged parts. Like the legendary BMW R 5, the rear swinging arm – sporting a comparable design – surrounds the rear axle transmission in authentic style by means of bolted connections.

Telescopic fork with fork sleeves, cantilever suspension strut, wire-spoked wheels and disc brakes.

The suspension elements of the new BMW R 18 Classic and R 18 deliberately dispense with electronic adjustment options. Instead, a telescopic fork and a directly mounted central suspension strut with travel-dependent damping and adjustable spring preload ensure superior wheel control and attractive suspension comfort. As in the legendary BMW R 5, the tubes of the telescopic fork are encased in fork sleeves. The fork tube diameter is 49 mm, while the suspension travel is 120 mm at the front and 90 mm at the rear. The new BMW R 18 Classic and R 18 are decelerated by a twin disc brake at the front and a single disc brake at the rear in conjunction with four-piston fixed calipers. Meanwhile the wire-spoked wheels ensure a supremely stylish appearance.

Harmonious ergonomics for optimum vehicle control.

In keeping with the BMW Motorrad philosophy, the new BMW R 18 Classic and R 18 feature a laid-back positioning of the footrests – so-called “mid-mounted footpegs”. This classic position behind the cylinders is not only typical of BMW, it also enables a relaxed and active riding position for optimum vehicle control.

Three riding modes along with ASC and MSR for a high degree of riding pleasure and safety as standard. Reverse assist and Hillstart Control as ex works options

The new R 18 Classic and R 18 also offer the three standard riding modes “Rain”, “Roll” and “Rock” – unusual in this segment – so as to be able to adapt to individual rider preferences. The standard trim also includes ASC (Automatic Stability Control, disengageable), which ensures a high level of riding safety. In addition, the new R 18 Classic and R 18 are equipped as standard with engine drag torque control (MSR). Among other options, a reverse assist makes manoeuvring convenient, while the Hill Start Control function facilitates uphill starts.

The new R 18 Classic and R 18: iconic style newly showcased, featuring a rigid-frame look, modern technology and authentic materials.

The R 18 Classic and R 18 masterfully transpose the iconic style of bygone times to the present day, retaining a purist design in numerous details that is mainly influenced by classics such as the BMW R 5. It is no coincidence that functional and stylistic elements such as the double-loop frame, the pear-drop tank, the open-running universal shaft and the double-lined paintwork (ex works option) are reminiscent of the legendary boxer dating back to 1936. The classic bodywork features of the R 18 Classic and R 18 are also made of metal – as befits an authentic classic. The suspension is likewise aptly reminiscent of the legendary R 5. Together with the double-sided swinging arm and a cantilever suspension strut, the rigid-frame concept of the R 5 is perfectly transported into the modern age in visual terms.

The R 18 Classic First Edition and R 18 First Edition:
exclusive look in paint and chrome.

The new R 18 will be offered worldwide as an exclusive R 18 Classic First Edition and R 18 First Edition right from launch, with a standard model reserved additionally for certain markets. It combines the R 18 look with exclusive equipment features in a classic black finish with white double-lined paintwork. Other highlights include numerous chrome surfaces, a seat badge and a “First Edition” chrome clasp on the side covers.

Conversion-friendly architecture as a prerequisite for straightforward customising and optimum individualisation.

More so than virtually any other motorcycle, the new R 18 Classic and R 18 offer a highly conversion-friendly architecture – a focus even in the early design phases of the basic vehicle layout. As a result it is fitted with an easily removable rear frame and a simple-to-dismantle painted part set. Carefully conceived interface points for the hydraulic lines of the brake, clutch and cable harness likewise allow entirely problem-free installation of higher or lower handlebars in conjunction with matching hydraulic lines and cable harnesses. In addition, the visible valve covers (cylinder head covers) and the belt cover (engine housing cover) are designed in such a way that they are located outside the oil chamber, making them very easy to change.

Customising parts and Roland Sands design collections “Machined” and “2-Tone Black” for the new R 18 Classic and R 18.

The BMW Motorrad equipment range offers a maximum selection of individualisation options with which to adapt the R 18 Classic and R 18 to personal taste and preferences. The wide range of different parts available from the programme of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories enables individual conversions that significantly alter the character of the R 18 Classic and R 18. For the market launch of the new R 18 Classic and R 18, two different design collections of milled aluminium parts are available, created in collaboration with Roland Sands Design: “Machined” and “2-Tone-Black”.

Co-branding with famous brands: Mustang seats and
Vance & Hines exhaust systems “Made in USA”.

For the accessories and customising programme of the new R 18, BMW Motorrad is collaborating not just with Roland Sands Design but also several well-known suppliers, including US manufacturer Mustang Seat in order to be able to offer different versions of high-quality hand-made seats. Meanwhile the customising potential for the exhaust systems in cooperation with Vance & Hines is no less creative.

 

 

 

2021 BMW R18 Classic First Edition – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 21870 USD
Canada MSRP Price: starting at $25,600 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £20980 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Design Air/oil cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the crankshaft.
Bore x stroke 107.1 mm x 100 mm
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 Regulated three-way catalytic converter
Mileage / consumption
Maximum speed over 111 mph
Fuel type Premium unleaded
Electrical system
Alternator Permanent magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)
Battery 12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free
We see the tank of the R 18 Classic.
Power transmission
Clutch Single-disk dry clutch
Gears 6-speed transmission
Secondary drive Shaft drive
Suspension / brakes
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)
Dimensions / weights
Seat height at, unladen weight 28.0”
Rider step length unladen 65.2”
Usable tank capacity
Approx. 4.2 gal

of which is reserve 1.0 gal
Length 96.1”
Height (excluding mirrors) 52.8”
Height (above windshield, at DIN empty weight) 55.0″
Width (with mirror) 38.0″
Unladen weight, fully fueled/road-ready 805 lbs 1)
Max. permitted weight 1,234.6 lbs.
Max. load (with standard equipment) 430 lbs
1) 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.

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW R18 Classic First Edition – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine
Design 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 1,802 cm³
Nominal capacity 67 kW (91 hp) at 4,750 rpm
Max. torque 158 Nm at 3,000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.6 : 1
Fuel preparation 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
Mileage / 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
We see the tank of the R 18 Classic.
Power transmission
Clutch Single-disk dry clutch
Gears 6-gear shifting claw transmission in separate transmission housing
Secondary drive Drive shaft
Suspension / brakes
Frame Double-cradle steel frame with screwed-on underbeams
Front suspension / spring elements Telescopic fork
Rear-wheel guide / spring elements Steel swinging fork with central shock strut
Spring travel, front / rear 120 mm / 90 mm
Wheelbase 1,731 mm
Castor 150 mm
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 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
Seat height at curb weight 710 mm
Rider step length at curb weight 1,655 mm
Usable tank capacity approx. 16 l
of which is reserve approx. 4 l
Length 2,440 mm
Height (excluding mirrors) 1,342 mm
Height (above windshield, at DIN curb weight) 1,397 mm
Width (with mirror) 964 mm
Vehicle curb weight, fully fuelled/road-ready 365 kg 1)
Max. permitted weight 560 kg
Max. load (with standard equipment) 195 kg
1) 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.

 

 

 

2021 BMW R18 Classic First Edition – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine
Design 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 1,802 cm³
Nominal capacity 67 kW (91 hp) at 4,750 rpm
Max. torque 158 Nm at 3,000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.6 : 1
Fuel preparation 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
Mileage / 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
We see the tank of the R 18 Classic.
Power transmission
Clutch Single-disk dry clutch
Gears 6-gear shifting claw transmission in separate transmission housing
Secondary drive Drive shaft
Suspension / brakes
Frame Double-cradle steel frame with screwed-on underbeams
Front suspension / spring elements Telescopic fork
Rear-wheel guide / spring elements Steel swinging fork with central shock strut
Spring travel, front / rear 120 mm / 90 mm
Wheelbase 1,731 mm
Castor 150 mm
Steering head angle 57.3°
Wheels Spoked wheel
Rim dimensions, front 3.00″ x 16″
Rim dimensions, rear 5.00″ x 16″
Tyre, front 130/90 B16
Tyre, 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
Seat height at kerb weight 710 mm
Rider step length at kerb weight 1,655 mm
Usable tank capacity approx. 16 l
of which is reserve approx. 4 l
Length 2,440 mm
Height (excluding mirrors) 1,342 mm
Height (above windshield, at DIN kerb weight) 1,397 mm
Width (with mirror) 964 mm
Vehicle kerb weight, fully fuelled/road-ready 365 kg 1)
Max. permitted weight 560 kg
Max. load (with standard equipment) 195 kg
1) 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.

 

 

 

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