2023 R 18 Classic

From $27,650 Ride Away*
Save from $5,000 across R 18 Classic models*

Manufacturer’s Recommended Ride Away Price for a new BMW R 18 Classic with no optional extras. Price is based on the motorcycle being garaged in Sydney metro and a private owner with a good driving record. Price may vary according to individual circumstances and may vary between authorised BMW Motorrad dealers and states/territories. Modifications and mistakes reserved. Please consult your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer for further details.

The BMW R 18 Classic

Iconic. Nostalgic. Soulfuel

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. 

R 18 Offer

*T&C's apply. Offer available on models up to July 2023 production. Promotional stock colour and variants may differ from product shown.

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R 18 Dealer Network Custom Builds

R 18 Dealer Network Custom Builds

The BMW R 18 shows our iconic brand heritage, but this bike is all about allowing you to express your individuality and make it your own. Our BMW Motorrad Australia dealer network is here to assist you when it comes to creating your dream R 18, get inspired by some of the great builds our dealers have developed so far...

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Available Colours

Choose your style

Discover the range of available colours on the R 18 Classic.

Option 719 Mineral White Metallic

Available on MY23 and MY24 R 18 Classic and R 18 Classic HL variants.

Black Storm Metallic w/ Pinstriping

Available on MY23 and MY24 R 18 Classic and R 18 Classic HL variants.

Black Storm Metallic

Available on MY23 and MY24 R 18 Classic and R 18 Classic HL variants.

Manhattan Metallic Matt

Available on MY23 and MY24 R 18 Classic and R 18 Classic HL variants.

Black Storm Metallic / Mars Red Metallic

Available on MY24 R 18 Classic and R 18 Classic HL variants.

Mars Red Metallic

Available on MY23 R 18 Classic and R 18 Classic HL variants.

Option 719 Galaxy Dust Metallic / Titan Silver 2 Metallic

Available on MY23 R 18 Classic and R 18 Classic HL variants.

Model Variants

R 18 Classic

Standard Equipment

  • ASC, ABS
  • 3 x Riding Modes (Rock, Roll, Rain)
  • Keyless Ride, Spoke Wheels
  • Dynamic Engine Brake Control
  • Adjustable Hand Levers
  • LED Headlight, Taillight and Indicator Lights
  • Heated Grips, Cruise Control
  • Saddle Bags, Passenger Kit
R 18 Classic HL

HL Additions

  • Lockable Fuel Cap
  • Hill Start Control
  • Headlight Pro (inc. Adaptive Headlight & Daytime Riding Light)
  • Reverse Gear
  • Anti-theft Alarm System

The highlights at a glance

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 kilometre into an experience.

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Seat with passenger seat
We see the divided seat with pillion passenger seat.
Boxer with push rod
We see the impressive boxer including push rods.
LED additional headlights
We see both of the smaller auxiliary headlights to the left and right of the main headlights.
Footboards
We see the step of the R 18 Classic.
Windshield
We see the windshield of the R 18 Classic.
Round exhaust pipe, open drive shaft, double cradle frame
We see the round exhaust pipe, the open drive shaft, and the double cradle frame.
Black tank and bolted logo
We see the black tank
Saddle bags
We see the softbags of the R 18 Classic.

Make the bike your own

Make the bike your own

Our Option 719 gives you all manner of options to design your own bike. With the Option 719 Design package AERO made of expertly brushed anodised aluminium parts, you can create truly stylish accents. The Option 719 AERO cast wheels in silver contrast cut are the perfect addition to the look of your bike. What's more, you and your pillion passenger will sit very comfortably on the Option 719 seat made of pebbled synthetic leather with embroidered BMW insignia.

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Make the bike your own

Make the bike your own

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.

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Experience the engine of the R 18 Classic

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 3.000 min-1. From 2.000 to 4.000 min-1, it always delivers over 150 Nm, meaning a consistently high torque with the typical running characteristics of a boxer. At 4.750 min-1, the Big Boxer delivers 67 kW (91 hp). Start every tour with some zip.

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1802
ccm capacity
158
Nm max. torque at 3,000 rpm
690
mm seat height
290
km range (min.)

5 Years Warranty

Keep on riding. We're giving you three extra years. 

Now there's a 5-year warranty on all new motorcycles.

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More about #Soulfuel

#Soulfuel means always keeping your passion and curiosity. Because the next tour won't wait for long.

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