Data & equipment
The R 18 Classic brings to mind the icons of our history and the qualities of early touring cruisers. We brought these qualities back to life. Learn all about the technical data here.
Air/oil cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the drive shaft.
107.1 mm x 100 mm
67 kW (91 hp) at 4,750 rpm
158 Nm at 3,000 rpm
9.6 : 1
Electronic intake pipe fuel injection, BMS-K+ electronic engine management with overrun cut-off, twin-spark ignition: BMS-O with e-gas
Regulated three-way catalytic converter
Mileage / consumption
over 180 km/h
Super plus lead-free (max. 15% ethanol, E15) RON 95 90 AKI
Permanent magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)
12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free
Single-disk dry clutch
6-gear shifting claw transmission in separate transmission housing
Suspension / brakes
Double-cradle steel frame with screwed-on underbeams
Steel swinging fork with central shock strut
120 mm / 90 mm
3.00" x 16"
5.00" x 16"
Twin disc brake, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper
Single disc brakes, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)
Dimensions / weights
approx. 16 l
approx. 4 l
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.