BMW R18: review, history, specs

Class: heritage / cruiser
Production: April 2020+

BMW R18 (Europe, USA), 2020+
BMW R18 Classic (Europe, USA), 2020+

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeApril 2020+Name: BMW R18
Parts Catalog Code: 0L11
EuropeOctober 2020+Name: BMW R18 Classic
Parts Catalog Code: 0L21
USAApril 2020+Name: BMW R18
Parts Catalog Code: 0L13
USAOctober 2020+Name: BMW R18 Classic
Parts Catalog Code: 0L23

Electronic equipment BMW R18 (basic & optional):

  • ABS
  • ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
  • Riding Mode
  • Cruise Control
  • Reverser
  • HSC (Hill Start Control)
  • Heated grips
  • DBC (Dynamic Brake Control)
  • Adaptive Headlight
  • Keyless Ride

Specifications


BMW R18 / R18 Classic: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2440 mm / 96,1 in
Overall width964 mm / 37,9 in
Overall height1232 mm / 48,5 in – R18

1342 mm / 52,8 in – R18 Classic
Seat height690 mm / 27,1 in – standard R18, optional low R18 Classic

710 mm / 31,7 in – standard R18 Classic, optional high R18
Wheelbase1731 mm / 68,1 in
Ground clearance
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight345 kg / 760 lbs – R18

365 kg / 805 lbs – R18 Classic
FRAME
Frame (type)Double-cradle steel frame with screwed-on underbeams
Front suspension, travel49 mm telescopic fork, 120 mm / 4,7 in
Rear suspension, travelSwingarm with monoshock (adjustable spring pre-load), 90 mm / 3,5 in
Front tire size120/70 R19 – R18

130/90 B16 – R18 Classic
Rear tire size180/65 B16
Front brakeDouble disc, 300 mm, 4-piston calipers (ABS)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 300 mm, 4-piston caliper (ABS)
Fuel capacity16,0 l / 4,22 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l)
Fuel economy / consumption5,6 l / 100 km (42 US mpg)1
ENGINE
Engine (type)Air&Oil-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangementFlat twin (boxer)
Bore & Stroke107,1 x 100,0 mm
Displacement1802 cm³ (109,96 cu in)
Compression ratio9.6:1
Valve trainChain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power91,0 hp (67,0 kW) / 4750 rpm
Max. torque158,0 Nm (16,0 kg-m) / 3000 rpm
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)4,8 sec.2
Top speed180 km/h (112 mph)3
Fuel system (type)Fuel injection
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchSingle dry plate, hydraulic operated
Transmission6-speed
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

I
II
III
IV
V

VI


2.438
1.696
1.296
1.065
0.903
0.784
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemBMS-0 with twin spark
AlternatorThree-phase generator, 14V / 600W
Battery capacity12V-26Ah

Images


BMW R18 / R18 Classic: images, gallery.

BMW R18
BMW R18
BMW R18 Classic
BMW R18 Classic

Videos


BMW R18 / R18 Classic: video.

Manuals


BMW R18 / R18 Classic: documentation.

Links

  1. Rider’s Manuals R18 / R18 Classic| Fuel consumption, according to WMTC
  2. adac.de | “BMW R 18: Der Big Cruiser im Fahrbericht” | Fahrleistungen, Verbrauch, 0-100 km/h
  3. Rider’s Manuals R18 / R18 Classic| Top speed