BMW Motorrad unveiled the new BMW R 18 that combines classic design with clear-cut yet contemporary technology. The motorcycle is equipped with the most powerful BMW boxer engine of all time, the newly developed 2-cylinder boxer engine aka the “Big Boxer”. It has a displacement of 1 802 cc and its 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.
The new BMW R 18 features a double-loop steel tube frame, telescopic fork with fork sleeves, cantilever suspension strut, wire-spoked wheels and disc brakes. 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 braking system consists of a twin-disc brake at the front and a single disc brake at the rear. The motorcycle offers three riding modes along with ASC and MSR for a high degree of riding pleasure and safety.
The new R 18 will be offered worldwide as an exclusive R 18 First Edition, and a standard model will be offered at certain markets. It boasts exclusive equipment features in a classic black finish with white pinstriped paintwork. Other highlights include numerous chrome surfaces, a seat badge and a “First Edition” chrome clasp on the side covers.
For the accessories and customising program of the new R 18, BMW Motorrad has joined forces with Roland Sands Design and several well-known suppliers including US manufacturer Mustang Seat to offer different versions of high-quality hand-made seats. In addition, the customising potential for the exhaust systems in cooperation with Vance & Hines is no less creative.
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