BMW Motorrad has introduced the new R 18 Classic and an updated R nineT lineup.
Starting with the R 18 Classic, the model is billed as a “nostalgic touring bike that echoes the beginnings of the great touring cruiser.”
Like the standard R 18, the Classic has a retro-inspired design which recalls bikes such as the R 5. However, it features additional LED lights, a windscreen and a 16-inch front wheel. The model also comes equipped with a passenger seat and saddle bags.
Customers looking for something more unique can opt for the R 18 Classic First Edition. It features a black exterior with white accents and chrome flourishes. The model also has “First Edition” badging on the sides.
Like the standard model, the R 18 Classic is powered by a 1.8-liter two-cylinder “big boxer” engine. It develops 90 hp (67 kW / 91 PS) and more than 111 lb-ft (150 Nm) of torque.
Moving on, the BMW R nineT has a revised boxer engine with new cylinder heads and a turbulence system that allows for “cleaner combustion and increased torque.” Thanks to the changes, the model now meets EU-5 pollution requirements.
Besides being more eco-friendly, the engine produces 108 hp (80 kW / 109 hp) at 7250 rpm instead of 108 hp (81 kW / 110 PS) at 7750 rpm. That doesn’t sound like much of a difference, but BMW says “pulling power levels are now tangibly better.” That being said, the torque rating remains unchanged at 86 lb-ft (116 Nm).
Other updates include a new shock absorber with travel-dependent damping, ABS Pro with Dynamic Brake Control, and newly standard Rain and Road driving modes. Buyers will also find new dials, LED lighting units and a USB charging port.
The bike also features new options including a Comfort Package which includes Riding Modes Pro, cruise control and heated handlebar grips. There are also new paint choices as well as a limited edition R nineT Urban G/S. The latter, known as the “Edition 40 Years GS,” features a black and yellow exterior that pays tribute to the R 100 GS.
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