The R 18 Classic is a touring motorcycle for nostalgia. It is reminiscent of the beginnings, of the first cruisers suitable for touring. It also boasts timeless features of our motorcycle history. The heart of the machine is obviously the boxer with the most displacement we have ever built. It stands for relaxing tours and pure enjoyment. Consistently developed history – simply put: #SoulFuel.
The R 18 Classic is also available in an A2-compliant variant with 95 HP. This variant can be throttled, meaning your machine supports you when you hold your A2 driver’s license. You can enjoy the intuitive handling of the R 18 Classic from the very beginning.
The drop-shaped tank is an icon from our history and emphasises – as does the elongated end silencer – the typical streamlined flyline of the R 18 Classic. Its double cradle steel frame envelopes the enormous sculptured engine that turns every mile into an experience.
The flexible overall concept of the R 18 Classic and its extensive range of accessories give you all the freedom you need when designing your own bike. This gives you the opportunity to create a bike according to your own tastes.
An early, high torque ensures the powerful cruiser torque: The 1802 ccm twin-cylinder boxer engine of the R 18 Classic is the boxer with the most displacement we have ever built. An engine you can see, hear, and feel: It delivers its maximum torque of 158 Nm at 3000 rpm. From 2000 to 4000 rpm, it always delivers over 150 Nm, meaning a consistently high torque with the typical running characteristics of a boxer. At 4750 rpm, the Big Boxer delivers 67 kW (91 hp). Start every tour with some zip.
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