With BMW Motorrad heritage genes, the R 18 Classic gives a sentimental nod to its beginnings whilst adding a modern twist. It features timeless characteristics from the history of Motorrad, and provides relaxing tours and pure enjoyment.



Standard Specification:

  • Speedometer with multifunction display (On-board computer)
  • LED Headlight
  • LED Rear and Brake Light included rear indicators
  • Auxiliary LED Headlights
  • Softbags
  • Pillion Seat (Removable)
  • Windscreen (Removable)
  • Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • 3 Riding Modes (rock, Roll and Rain)
  • Keyless Ride


Includes base model specification plus:

First Edition package:

  • Pinstriping
  • Chrome package
BMW R18 Classic Technical Info


As part of the BMW Motorrad Heritage family, the R 18 Classic is inspired by icons, with its streamlined contour and high-quality details. Choose the Black Storm Metallic colour option to accentuate the elongated cruiser silhouette, or Mars Red Metallic to add that extra oomph and emphasise the individual character of the bike. Manhattan Metallic Matt gives the R 18 Classic a striking appearance with Nürburg Silver, polished aluminium and high-gloss chrome, whilst Option 719 Galaxy Dust Metallic will leave a lasting impression, as the paintwork shimmers from violet to blue depending on the sunlight. 


Feel the powerful torque as you cruise along, from the engine that you can see, hear and feel thanks to the 1802 ccm twin-cylinder boxer engine, which is the boxer with the most displacement ever built by BMW Motorrad. The maximum torque delivered comes through 158 Nm at 3000 rpm, whilst delivering over 150 Nm from 2000 to 4000 rpm, meaning a consistently high torque.

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SADDLE BAGS To ensure you can take everything you need with you on your trip, the softbags on the R 18 Classic have 15.5 litres of space.
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BOXER WITH PUSH ROD For over 96 years, the boxer has been built with pure confidence: The R stands for boxer.
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SEAT WITH PASSENGER SEAT Comfort has been considered when designing the seating bench for the R 18 Classic, as it consists of two individual seats for you and a pillion.